Precise Consulting offers a range of HAZMAT service lines to ensure you get the right information to specific issues and inform the best and safest course of action.
Precise Consulting carry out asbestos surveys to all property types to help you meet your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.
The purpose of the asbestos management survey is to help the workplace business owners and landlords to systematically identify and manage all asbestos in their workplace. The survey must provide sufficient information for the workplace business owners and landlords to indicate the presence and location of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, carry out a suitable risk assessment, and develop an asbestos management plan.
As part of any commercially owned property, an asbestos survey must be conducted in line with the New Zealand Guidelines.
We offer management surveys to all properties to ensure that the building is up to date with these new guidelines. As part of a management survey, we will inspect every aspect of a property which is accessible during normal occupancy and foreseeable maintenance work. Samples are analysed by an IANZ accredited laboratory and results are compiled into the management survey report.
Along with the results, each material will have its own material assessment score and recommendations for ongoing management of the material.
If you are planning refurbishment works, whether it be small or large, you will require an asbestos refurbishment survey to identify any Precise Consulting carry out asbestos surveys to all property types to help you meet your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016. asbestos-containing materials which may be hidden behind fixed walls, floors, ceilings etc.
If you are expecting to demolish a property, then you will require an asbestos demolition survey before any works are carried out to identify any asbestos-containing materials within the fabric of the building. Asbestos was installed in all aspects of buildings and we must ensure that all areas of a building are inspected before works commence.
When the building has been inspected, there may be asbestos products which will need to be removed prior to demolition, and all recommendations will be in the demolition survey report.
Precise Consulting complete clearance inspections and issue compliant clearance certificates following asbestos removal to help you meet your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.
Following asbestos removal, the area must be thoroughly inspected to ensure that the asbestos or asbestos containing material(s) have been removed and the area is safe for reoccupation.
Only independent WorkSafe Licensed Asbestos Assessors can conduct clearance inspections following Class A asbestos removal work. If the assessor determines that the asbestos removal area does not pose a risk to health and safety from exposure to asbestos, then a clearance certificate is issued, verifying it is safe to re-occupy. Independence is critical to ensure the process remains objective and the interests of the PCBU does not influence the outcome.
A PCBU with management or control of a workplace at which a clearance inspection is carried out must obtain a clearance certificate from an asbestos assessor before the asbestos removal area at the workplace is reoccupied. Clearance certificates for Class A removal work must be issued by a WorkSafe Licensed Asbestos Assessor.
Precise Consulting has experienced asbestos assessors located in all five branches across New Zealand. With access to a network of four IANZ accredited laboratories nationwide, Precise can ensure delivery of clearance air monitoring and surface sample results within hours of a site visit and issue the clearance certificate the day of completion.
Precise asbestos assessors are consistently exposed to a wide variety of clearance projects, ranging from complex industrial four-stage clearance procedures to residential visual clearances. This gives our assessors the opportunity to develop their skillset and become proficient in all types of clearance scenarios. Our assessors specialise in cost-effective, practical consulting which will ensure the progression of complex large-scale asbestos removal. Our thorough internal and external training program and the range of work environments we are involved in gives Precise assessors the ability to provide a top-quality service with practical solutions, to our clients.
The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 place a duty on PCBU's to train workers about asbestos. Our 2 hour asbestos awareness training program is suitable for anyone who is or could be exposed to asbestos in the home or at their workplace.
This course has been specifically developed to provide a greater understanding of asbestos and promote higher levels of confidence when working with it in and around the home or workplace.
Courses can be tailored to suit the clients needs.
Our Asbestos Awareness Courses can either be held in one of our regional offices or for your convenience, our qualified trainer will come to you.
Precise Consulting offers a range of mould service lines to ensure you get the right information to resolve the specific issues you are facing.
Mould and bacteria can have a serious|impact on human health. They can also cause damage and decay to building materials and contents.
The risks to health depend on:
Some moulds produce compounds called mycotoxins which are known to have a toxic effect to humans.
Many moulds, bacteria and spores contain allergens which can lead to both mild and severe allergic reactions.
A variety of moulds and bacteria can also cause infections, the effects of these can range from irritating such as athletes’ foot, to life threatening such as brain abscesses.
Mould growth indoors is usually caused by excess moisture. This means locating the source or causes of elevated moisture is a vital step in eliminating mould and bacterial growth.
Identifying what types of microorganisms are present can provide useful information for determining the causes of fungal growth, and for establishing appropriate removal methods.
Mould can grow almost anywhere, including hidden locations like inside wall or ceiling cavities, on the back of wallpaper linings or in subfloor spaces. Hidden mould growths can still negatively impact human health.If you suspect you have mould in your workplace or home, we can help identify the sources and causes, as well as providing remediation advice.
Precise Consulting offers a range of methamphetamine service lines to ensure you get the right information to resolve the specific issues you are facing.
Methamphetamine manufacture and use can contaminate houses and cause health risks to people (particularly children) living in these houses.
There has been a lot of discussion following the release of the Standard NZS8510:2017-Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties) and the Gluckman report - Methamphetamine contamination in residential properties in New Zealand: Exposures, risk levels and interpretation of standards.
If you are unsure as to what an acceptable level is please seek advice from your advisors, your local authority (i.e. your local Council) or your Insurance Provider.
Precise Consulting recommend Methamphetamine Testing of your property:
Assessments are conducted by competent and experienced testers in accordance with the PCL Standard Operating Procedures and methodology described in NZS8510:2017, including NIOSH 9111 method for sample collection.
The New Zealand Standard NZS8510:2017 states that a detailed assessment shall be carried out by an accredited sampler. Precise Consulting is an IANZ (ISO/IEC 17025) accredited body, who hold accreditation for surface swabbing for methamphetamine in accordance with NIOSH 9111.
The Precise Consulting sampling process is IANZ accredited (ISO/IEC 17025) - accreditation held at the Wellington branch with KTPs (Key Technical People) located nationally.
Laboratory analysis is undertaken by Analytica Laboratories (IANZ Accredited ISO/IEC17025) Analysis is in accordance with NIOSH 9111 (modified). A report is submitted to the client with recommendations based on the findings at the site. The recommendations are based on NZS 8510:2017 and other relevant Guidelines/Standards.
Precise Consulting offer testing to identify the risk levels of exposure to harmful Silica Dust.
When very small particles of crystalline silica dust are inhaled, they can travel deep into lung tissues and cause irreversible damage. Diseases associated with silica-induced lung damage include silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease. Silicosis is a fully preventable, but incurable disease, that is often fatal.
RCS dust is created when materials that contain silica are disturbed in some manner to generate fine dust particles.
Crystalline silica (otherwise known as silicon dioxide, SiO2) is a very common, naturally occurring mineral that is used in a variety of industrial products.
Some materials that contain silica include:
Under the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016:
The workplace exposure standard for RCS dust in New Zealand is 0.1 mg/m³. This is currently under review by Worksafe. There are other much lower internationally recommended exposure limits such as the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) limit of 0.025 mg/m³.
Anyone working with materials containing silica, needs to know what levels are present to be able to best limit exposures.
We would love the opportunity to help you, whether it’s a problem in your home, at work, or on a building site.
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