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
For further Information please do not hesitate to contact us using our enquiry box or on
Phone: (02) 6241 2779
Our Canberra Head Office can be found at 4/6 Dacre St, Mitchell, ACT 2911
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.
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 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.