Our Canberra laboratory has achieved accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) for asbestos and synthetic mineral fibre counting and asbestos fibre identification. NATA accreditation is only given to laboratories whose procedures and standards meet those of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.

This accreditation enables L & D to cover all aspects of the air monitoring processes associated with the removal of asbestos containing materials as well as analysis of building materials and soils for asbestos.

More information on our monitoring services can be found here

 

 

 

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Mr Fluffy asbestos: ACT Government commissions health study into links between mesothelioma, homes

The ABC has reported that the ACT Government has commissioned the nation's first detailed long-term health study into the risks of living in houses contaminated with Mr Fluffy asbestos. The $415,000 government-funded study will be conducted over two years by the Australian National University (ANU) National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. Further details are provided via the link below:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-16/act-government-commissions-mr-fluffy-health-study/6114008?section=act

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Mr Fluffy asbestos: ACT Government commissions health study into links between mesothelioma, homes

The ABC has reported that the ACT Government has commissioned the nation's first detailed long-term health study into the risks of living in houses contaminated with Mr Fluffy asbestos. The $415,000 government-funded study will be conducted over two years by the Australian National University (ANU) National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. Further details are provided via the link below:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-16/act-government-commissions-mr-fluffy-health-study/6114008?section=act

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

About Us

Lancaster and Dickenson Consulting (L and D) is a professional environmental consultancy based in Canberra, ACT specialising in a wide range of asbestos assessment and monitoring services. We also proudly operate a NATA accredited laboratory for asbestos and synthetic mineral fibre counting and fibre identification.

Our Licensed Asbestos Assessors have over 30 years experience working on environmental projects throughout Australia and the United Kingdom and have developed a quality driven mentality to provide accurate and impartial advice that is value for money.

Our aim is to work with you to understand your needs and priorities and seek to help you achieve your objectives whilst meeting strict legislative obligations.

Should you have any questions regarding any of the services we offer please do not hesitate to contact us

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Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00

Further Reading

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Commercial Pre-demolition (Refurbishment) Asbestos Surveys

The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 require that persons with management or control of a workplace ensure that all asbestos that is likely to be disturbed by the works is identified and subsequently removed.

To identify all asbestos materials which may potentially be disturbed during a refurbishment or demolition project, a pre-demolition or refurbishment asbestos survey of the building or work area is required. This type of survey is also known as an intrusive survey as intrusive techniques are use to gain access to all areas of the survey area that may be inaccessible in a standard management survey. 

L & D employ highly trained and experienced, ACT licensed asbestos assessors for the undertaking of intrusive asbestos surveys.

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Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

Residential Asbestos Surveys

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Residential Asbestos Assessments

Residential asbestos surveys are undertaken by ACT licensed Asbestos Assessors to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any asbestos containing materials (ACM) in a residential property. Samples are collected from materials that are suspected of containing asbestos and a report is produced outlining the risks associated with any identified ACM and any recommended actions to help ensure a safe home for you and your family.

As well as ensuring safe day-to-day living for your family, asbestos assessments are a legislative requirement prior to  works being carried out which may disturb ACM. As asbestos poses a risk when it is disturbed, it is vital that any ACM present within your property is safely removed by suitably trained and licensed professionals prior to renovation works commencing.

Material Analysis

Material analysis reports are an affordable way of having upto 4 building materials from your property sampled and analysed for asbestos content. This service is generally recommended for clients who are looking to renovate one or two areas of a property or are concerned that a particular material within their property may contain asbestos.

General Process for Residential Asbestos Assessments

Once you have booked in your asbestos  assessment an ACT licensed Asbestos Assessor will attend the site to undertake the assessment. Where necessary the assessor will sample materials suspected of containing asbestos. Following sampling, the sample locations are cleaned of any debris and, if required, sealed with paint. Samples are sent for analysis at a National Association of Testing Laboratories (NATA) accredited laboratory. 

Following receipt of the report our assessors are available to be contacted for any follow-up queries you may have.

Generally reports are issued within one (1) week of site work and will include the results of the sample analysis and recommendations based on the survey. For further information regarding asbestos assessment of residential properties please do not hesitate to contact our office on (02) 6280 0203 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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