iRisC has A Laboratory that is NATA Accredited for Asbestos & Synthetic Mineral Fibre Counting and Asbestos Fibre Identification
iRisC Pty Ltd is accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) for compliance with the international standard ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
Identification of asbestos, organic and synthetic mineral fibres in soils to determine the potential exposure to airborne asbestos fibres and assist with determining the most appropriate disposal method for contaminated soil (if applicable).
Asbestos Fibre Identification
NATA accredited laboratory analysis of samples, including soils and dusts, suspected of containing asbestos using polarised light microscopy and dispersion staining techniques is the most common method of positively identifying asbestos fibres. Accurate determination of asbestos in suspect samples assists employers in reducing their employees and contractors’ potential exposure to airborne asbestos fibres within a ’normal’ work environment and during demolition and refurbishment activities in the workplace.
Synthetic Mineral Fibre and Asbestos Fibre Air Monitoring
Conducting asbestos and/or synthetic mineral fibre air-monitoring and NATA accredited laboratory fibre counting of the air-monitoring filters by an approved iRisC Pty Ltd fibre counter. iRisC Pty Ltd, where required can set up on site field laboratories for NATA accredited fibre counting.
By conducting air-monitoring employers can ensure that exposure controls in place prevent employee/contractor exposure to asbestos or synthetic mineral fibres.
Background air monitoring of work environments for airborne asbestos and synthetic mineral fibres
Boundary and clearance asbestos fibre air-monitoring during and following asbestos removal works
Occupational exposure measurement and assessment for individual workers and/or tasks conducted
On site air-monitoring laboratory set up, where required
Identification of asbestos, organic and synthetic mineral fibres in samples, including building materials and dusts