Many industries and facilities face the challenge of asbestos disposal and management. Asbestos is a hazardous material with extremely fine fibers and can remain suspended in air for hours. If handled without caution, it may cause serious chronic health problems such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
The diseases cause long term serious social, economic and emotional problems. When left intact and undisturbed, asbestos materials do not pose a health risk. It becomes a problem when, due to damage, disturbance, or deterioration over time, the material releases Fibers into the air. Exposure to air containing the fibers increases the risk of inhaling the fibers and developing the associated diseases.
Whether you are involved in construction, demolition or managing compliance, EMC can bring a wealth of project-based experience and technical expertise to assist in the management of the risks from asbestos.
EMC offers comprehensive asbestos surveying, management and remediation services in line with National Environment Management Authority guidelines for safe management and disposal of asbestos.
Our team of expert surveyors and consultants all come from scientific or engineering backgrounds. We have excellent project experience across all industry sectors. EMC’s consultants will work in partnership with you to advise you on best practice and ensure compliance with the latest regulatory standards.
Our asbestos services
Sampling and analysis of materials suspected of containing asbestos
Auditing: due diligence, legal compliance and system compliance audits to identify areas of strength and weakness and provide clear recommendations for the actions required
Asbestos register and risk management software designed to enable storage and retrieval of data and active management facilities such as calendars for condition monitoring inspections and a status list of recommendations
Asbestos surveys, including management, refurbishment and demolition surveys: our surveyors have years of experience working on a wide variety of sites
Air monitoring and clearance testing, including air sampling, site perimeter monitoring, fibre counting and four-stage clearance testing
Asbestos management, including digital asbestos management solutions; policy and procedure creation; asbestos management plans; condition monitoring; and training to ensure our clients are compliant with their requirements under the Control of Asbestos Guidelines)
Project management of asbestos removal works: a full service spanning tender preparation and review, interviewing contractors, site inspection and monitoring works, and post-works completion reports
Asbestos training: a range of approved asbestos awareness and Non-Licensed training as well as asbestos management courses presented by tutors with a wealth of experience that can be tailored to clients’ requirements.
Expert witness: expert reports for consideration by courts and tribunals in connection with litigation or arbitration