Asbestos Surveying

Management, Refurbishment & Demolition Asbestos Survey

At Fibresafe New Zealand, we conduct asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveys. Asbestos surveying is best done by qualified surveyors, which Fibresafe NZ are. The purpose of asbestos surveying is to locate asbestos-containing materials. The type of survey depends on whether asbestos-containing materials are likely to remain in situ, or will need to be removed before refurbishments or demolition. It is also an important tool for building a strong asbestos management plan.

We ensure that the right sampling and recording techniques are applied to prevent incorrect results or the cross-contamination of samples. Fibresafe NZ ensures that all asbestos surveying reports are easy to read and that they are accurate and informative.

Asbestos Surveying

Our Asbestos Survey Services

Fibresafe New Zealand is the leading company in asbestos survey solutions as we offer different types of asbestos surveys depending on the intentions for the building and the asbestos materials found. Whether you need to know where the asbestos is for management purposes, any asbestos-containing materials are within your refurbishment scope, or whether a building has been scheduled for demolition. We can conduct both a residential asbestos survey and a commercial asbestos survey.

All of the information that has been collected during the duration of the survey are securely backed up in our system should you need it in the future. Each survey we conduct includes sample taking and its analysis. Fibresafe NZ also offers NZQA Accredited Asbestos Training, alongside our regular asbestos surveying services. You can become more aware of asbestos by taking our asbestos awareness online training course. It’s a foundation course that will help you know the vital information about asbestos.

Asbestos Management Surveys

Asbestos management surveys are for locating asbestos-containing materials that are either to remain in place and be managed, or that is to be removed. This type of asbestos survey is considered to be the standard survey type, offering a non-intrusive approach. This means that during the asbestos management survey process, no damage should occur to the building. However, some sample points may be visible, but there is careful consideration taken by our team to ensure that samples are as unnoticeable as possible.

Some items found may be presumed to contain asbestos, and this is because either the material item contains asbestos inside, which is unreachable, unsafe or if sampling may disrupt the integrity of the material. The asbestos management survey report you will be given will contain a variety of information. The asbestos survey will include items that have been identified as having no asbestos detected, photographs of each item, their condition and material risk score and a sample map. Included will also be locations of asbestos-containing items and recommendations on how to manage such items going forward.

Asbestos Refurbishment Surveys

Asbestos refurbishment surveys are for when individual parts of a building are being altered in a way that may disturb any possible asbestos-containing materials in the refurbishment vicinity. This type of asbestos surveying is always required before a property can undergo any refurbishment work. They are usually conducted before any intrusive maintenance work or in the event of the dismantling of plant machinery.

Asbestos Demolition Surveys

This type of asbestos survey is for when a building like is likely to contain asbestos is set to be demolished. This fully-intrusive survey must be completed before the demolition process begins, ensuring that no asbestos-containing materials are hidden within the building’s structures. We will remove any asbestos if traces have been found.

Get in contact with our specialist team today to discuss your needs to determine which type of asbestos survey is most appropriate for you. Our wide range of services includes air sampling and mould testing.

Report Information

Presumptive samples

The surveyor might have presumed some items within the building’s structure contains asbestos. This is generally found during management surveys when an item cannot be opened, reached or is too dangerous for us to sample. The most common items presumed to contain asbestos during this type of surveying are hot water cylinders, gaskets or brake pads. 

You may see some items that have been strongly presumed to contain asbestos by the surveyor. This is usually because they have sampled the same type of material multiple times and has returned a positive result. Presumed items should be treated like it does contain asbestos until further testing or checking has been carried out.

The Asbestos Register

All survey reports must contain an asbestos register as it tells a range of details about the asbestos-containing item. These include the location, extent of the material, the product type, whether it was sampled and if it was presumed cross-referenced to be asbestos. Other identifying information includes what type of asbestos has been found, how easily the material can be to be disturbed, the condition it is in and what the surface treatment of the material is.

The register will additionally include a material assessment score too. All qualified surveyors in New Zealand use this international algorithm to assess the material assessment score that specifies a range of factors that influence the material assessment score. Different factors can contribute to a high-risk material assessment score, such as the material may be damaged, found to be a high-risk material or a material that is easily accessible or inadequately sealed.

Asbestos Consultants NZ Wide

Asbestos Testing Wellington and nationwide. Management services throughout New Zealand.

If you or your sites are positioned anywhere between Cape Reinga and Bluff, Fibresafe NZ can come to you. We offer a nationwide service for asbestos surveying and sampling, whether you are in the city, somewhere in the rolling hills or on a rural flat. Here at Fibresafe NZ, we are proud to say that all of our asbestos assessors and consultants are accredited IANZ surveyors.

You can confidently choose Fibresafe NZ for:

Testing and Surveying

  • Our reliable professionals who provide safe asbestos testing services
  • Practise safe sample testing, so asbestos is not disturbed or exposed
  • Accurate and detailed reporting, aligning with IANZ strict requirements.

Advice and Management

  • We offer impartial advice to each customer, as asbestos removal might not be the only option
  • Peace-of-mind processes, so you can meet all the legislative requirements
  • Complaint Asbestos Management Plans tailored to fit within your existing Health and Safety systems