Invasive Asbestos Testing

Do you need to conduct an Invasive Test?

While our flagship product, which is fully compliant with the recently introduced asbestos legislation, is the Non-Invasive Visual Inspection, there are occasions when an invasive asbestos test is required. But, if this is the first time that you are visiting our website, then we would encourage you to take a look at our Non-Invasive Visual Inspection first. It will more than likely meet your needs.

An invasive test is required when one of three situations is occurring.

  1. You have already had a Non-Invasive Visual Inspection conducted on your property and at some stage following this, the Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) has become damaged or has degraded to a point that you feel that invasive testing is now required.
  2. You have already had a Non-Invasive Visual Inspection conducted on your property and a tradesperson has identified that the ACM will likely be affected (or requires removal) as part of the work that they are conducting.
  3. You have reason to believe that there is ACM on your property that is damaged or that you require removal of.

What’s involved with an Invasive Asbestos Test

An invasive asbestos test requires the physical removal of a small portion of the ACM. Here’s what you need to know.

  • A small portion of the ACM will be removed, bagged and sent to our laboratory partners for analysis. This means that either damage will occur to the ACM or if the ACM already has a small piece that has been broken off, then this will be used for the sample.
  • If ATS has had to remove a sample, the affected area will be sealed using approved techniques to ensure that no asbestos fibres can escape into the atmosphere.
  • ATS will provide you with a written report outlining whether or not the sample contains asbestos as well as recommendations on how to proceed.

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