Asbestos Management Excuses

A PCBU “must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all asbestos or ACM at the workplace is identified by a competent person or assume its presence” also “must, where asbestos has been identified at the workplace, ensure an asbestos management plan is...

Asbestos In Electrical Boxes

Most people still aren’t aware of the fact that asbestos was frequently used in older-style electrical fuse and meter boxes. For example, electrical backing boards were manufactured containing asbestos as a fire retardant and to resist electrical arcing. Common...

A Quick Renovation & Asbestos

A Simple Reno and Asbestos I’m an investor, I’m also a guy who inspects buildings for asbestos for a living. I’ve been doing it for 29 years- I’ve only been dabbling in investing for 10 years. So you have purchased your investment property and now you want to save a...

Asbestos and developing a Block

Yes you looked at that new deal – demolition, followed by split the block and sell one and build a house on the other. The financials look good but hang on the building inspector mentioned something about asbestos in the building to be demolished! Shouldn’t be a...

Asbestos Around The Yard

Asbestos Around the Yard In our past blog posts, we’ve talked about some fairly common places to find asbestos: like in your floor covering, drains, roof and fences. But because of its varied beneficial properties, asbestos was used in many other places throughout...