Commercial and Industrial
If your building was constructed prior to 1990, you are legally required to have an Asbestos Maintenance Survey. Following the changes to New Zealand regulations in 2016, the number of surveyors in the country has massively increased. However, not all surveyor’s are up to standard for in-depth commercial maintenance surveys or demolition /refurbishment surveys. Advanced Environmental Services can help you navigate these tricky waters to ensure you comply to the highest NZ standards possible, whilst keeping your staff and most valuable assets safe. We do not conduct any form of surveys ourselves, as we feel the assessing and removal should be completely independent from one another. What we can do is recommend highly experienced and reputable surveyors to help with your requirements.
How we can help
Asbestos is the single biggest cause of deaths from work-related disease. On average, about 170 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Breathing in airborne asbestos fibres is a serious risk to your health – once the fibres are breathed in, they lodge in the lungs and may cause lung cancer or mesothelioma. WorkSafe has released guidance for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace, the first of its kind in New Zealand. The Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos will help contribute to WorkSafe’s target of a 50% reduction in asbestos-related disease by 2040.
Advanced Environmental Services is experienced in working across all types of commercial and industrial settings providing consultancy, project management and decontamination services. Carrying $10m public liability insurance, we are committed to working in partnership with other contractors, government departments and other industry professional’s to provide the best solution for your project.
We are reputed for safeguarding businesses in meeting their responsibilities under the new Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 and the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016. Employers are required to take all practicable steps to have any substance thought to be asbestos appropriately tested and made safe. In December 2014 a New Zealand employer was fined $40,000 under the former laws, for failing to have textured ceilings tested for asbestos prior to their removal.
The removal of asbestos in any form is classified as Restricted and Notifiable Work. Employers are required to notify WorkSafe NZ and employ approved contractors in all environmental services work.