On completion of an asbestos removal project; a thorough asbestos clearance inspection must be conducted before clearance is granted for an area to be re-occupied. The best practice is to undertake the inspection prior to the asbestos removal work area being dismantled. It should encompass all areas included within the scope of the works including any decontamination and waste disposal/storage areas as well as transit routes in between.
In order for the clearance inspection to meet the requirements of the Code of Practice, it must be conducted by a competent person who is independent of the removal contractor. Competency is demonstrated through relevant experience of similar inspections and removal works.
Eosh specialise in conducting asbestos clearance inspections, undertaken to ensure that the contracted / scoped removal works have been completed and any subsequent decontamination or cleaning of the asbestos work area is to the required legislative standard.
Eosh Consultants are recognised as competent persons under Australian legislation to conduct clearance inspections and are able to determine and advise on the requirement for asbestos air monitoring when removal works and decontamination have been completed.
Where asbestos clearance air monitoring has been conducted, the removal work will not be considered complete and the area not regarded as adequate for reoccupation until an estimated airborne fibre concentration of less than 0.01 fibres/mL has been achieved. All air monitoring is conducted in accordance legislative requirements and Eosh procedures, developed and managed in accordance with industry best practices and the requirements of a NATA accredited ISO/IEC 17025 quality system.
Eosh Consultants have completed inspections and air monitoring on projects worldwide on sites ranging from residential housing, commercial buildings, and factories, to large industrial facilities, onshore and offshore processing installations, oil rigs and ships.
All asbestos clearance works are conducted in accordance with Australian standards with consideration of applicable local legislative requirements.