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Products which may contain Asbestos – (Not exhaustive)

The A-Z of products that may contain asbestos for more visit www.hazmat.co.nz A Air conditioning ducts – exterior or interior acoustic and thermal insulation Arc shields in lift motor rooms or large electrical cabinets Asbestos-based plastic products – as electrical insulates and acid-resistant compositions or aircraft seats Asbestos ceiling tiles Asbestos cement conduits Asbestos cement …

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Asbestos Ceiling Panel Removal – Masterton, Wairarapa

HazMat completed a large-scale asbestos ceiling panel removal at the departmental building in Masterton, Wairarapa. Our team overcame many hazardous obstacles to get this done, not to mention a nationwide lockdown to get the asbestos ceiling removal completed. The first stage of works: Included a pre-clean of the site and construction of a timber framed …

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Corona Virus Covid 19 Cleans

The Corona Covid 19 Virus and therefore cleaning and decontamination has taken hold throughout the World. Thorough cleaning and disinfecting can help prevent people from getting sick. The virus is spread mainly through person-to-person contact, though people can also catch it from droplets. These droplets are exhaled when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Those …

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Asbestos Removal Job Application – Situations Vacant Wellington

Asbestos Removalists Required. HazMat Wellington are looking for applicants with experience in Class A / B & general labouring works. We undertake works on class B residential sheds, garages, carports, soil, cladding and soffits.  In addition we also perform some class A vinyls and stipple ceilings. We only perform a small amount of commercial work.  This …

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This is why asbestos was used in homes.

In 1955 a British physician and epidemiologist named Richard Doll made a startling discovery through his pioneering research on the deaths of asbestos factory workers. The results of his research would trigger widespread investigation and send shockwaves through both the medical world and the construction industry. More than 170 New Zealanders will die this year …

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The Ultimate Asbestos Guide for Homeowners and Renovators

The Ultimate Asbestos Guide for Homeowners.

Asbestos testing | Removing asbestos | Managing asbestos | Residential asbestos removal Wellington & Christchurch | Asbestos surveys If you’re thinking of renovating then it’s vital you read this asbestos guide before you start work. That’s because making a mistake when dealing with asbestos can lead to life threatening illness to both you and your …

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Do you need an Asbestos Management Plan?

The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 require all businesses that have a premise, to have asbestos management plans for their buildings and workplaces where asbestos is likely to be found. So, what is an asbestos management plan? An asbestos management plan identifies where any asbestos or asbestos containing material is and how it will …

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As a residential landlord, do I need an Asbestos Management Plan?

When do residential landlords have a duty to identify asbestos and prepare an asbestos management plan? You should read this if you are: a residential landlord a residential property manager an advisor to residential landlords or property managers. What does the law say? Under HSWA landlords must ensure that, when work is carried out at their property, it …

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Garage and Shed Demolition with Asbestos Removal in Upper Hutt

For asbestos clad sheds and garages, many clients require the entire removal of asbestos as well as all the framing and roof removed too. In short a total demolition. HazMat are skilled at doing this. We have many examples of our work where we have removed the entire building altogether with the Asbestos waste. This …

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What type of Asbestos Survey do I need?

There are three different asbestos surveys conducted in NZ: Asbestos Management Surveys  Asbestos Renovation Surveys Asbestos Demolition surveys   The type of survey required can vary during a building’s lifespan, and several surveys may be needed over time. A management survey is recommended during normal occupation and use of the building to make sure the existing asbestos and ACM is being managed. …

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Asbestos Fibre Cement Roof Removal – Aro Valley – Wellington

Asbestos Roof Removals can be straight forward and relatively easy to perform. However there are many factors for us to consider when tackling a roof removal and prices vary according to the number of hurdles to overcome. There are many factors which make the task more challenging –  Here are a few to consider: *High …

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What is an Asbestos Renovation Survey? (When would I need one?)

The purpose of an asbestos renovation survey is to help locate all the asbestos in a building that is likely to be or possibly has been disturbed during a renovation of a building. But this is different to an asbestos management survey or asbestos Demolition Survey. The benefits of an asbestos renovation survey are that it will help keep your building project on time, on budget and without expensive stop …

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What is an Asbestos Management Survey? (Do I need one?)

The purpose of an asbestos management survey is to help your workplace PCBU (Persons Conducting Business or Undertaking) to identify and safely manage all asbestos in the workplace. This is the first step in creating an Asbestos Management Plan. The purpose of the survey is to provide sufficient information for the workplace PCBU to indicate the presence …

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Operation Tokelau Asbestos Cleanup- HazMat helping people, near and FAR!

HazMat Asbestos Removal and cleanup experts were approached by the Government of Tokelau in the Pacific Islands to assist in the safe decontamination of asbestos cladding. This cleanup and decontamination was from a recently demolished asbestos cladding building on their biggest island, Nukunonu. The building had been guest accommodation for long term visitors to the …

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Asbestos Awareness 101 Presentation to Real Estate Consultants

Asbestos Awareness 101 Presentation – Tuesday 25th September 2018 Being asbestos aware if you a real estate professional is now considered vital. This morning Chris Saunders (P402 BOHS) delivered HazMat’s Asbestos Awareness 101 presentation for real estate sales consultants to the fantastic team at Harcourts Upper Hutt. HazMat Wellington are busy making our way around …

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Vinyl Removal Kapiti Coast

HazMat were approached to remove approximately less than 10M of Asbestos Vinyl from a shower and toilet area in a home in Waikanae recently. The vinyl was tested and found to contain Asbestos (Chrysotile) and luckily for the homeowner the vinyl was contained on top of backing board which made the removal relatively straight forward …

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Stipple, Textured & Stucco Ceilings may contain Asbestos

Stipple Ceiling Asbestos Stipple ceilings, also known as popcorn ceilings, textured and stucco ceilings may contain asbestos fibres. These types of ceilings which were quite the rage in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s are in many homes throughout NZ. The Asbestos was used to give the plaster rigidity, added tensile strength, made it easier to …

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Fibre Cement Asbestos Soffit Removal – Wellington

Asbestos Soffits On many homes throughout New Zealand you will find fibre cement soffits. Many of these types of fibre cement soffits contain asbestos. To be safe, we always recommend having them tested by a qualified asbestos sampler/testing company like Hazmat. (Find our link here on testing.) There are an alarming amount of poorly maintained …

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Asbestos Removal Shed in Lower Hutt

Nae Nae Asbestos Hardieboard / Fibre Cement Removal from sleepout

Identify Asbestos Team HazMat were called in to help remove James hardieboard Asbestos sheeting from a garage located in NaeNae Lower Hutt. The Behind the Scenes Work The client only ever sees the removal itself and not all of the work and experience required in order to conduct a hazardous worksite with the utmost care. …

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Hug of Death Asbestos Case

‘Hug of death’ second-hand asbestos exposure case denied ACC cover Deanna, used to hug her father as he returned home from work each day, unknowingly exposing her to asbestos on his electrician’s work clothes. A woman exposed to asbestos by her father when he played with her after work has been denied ACC cover at …

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HazMat called in after Botched Asbestos Job

People rely on their builders and tradespeople to know about Asbestos building materials. If a tradesperson is at all uncertain they must gain further advice and testing from a company like www.hazmat.co.nz . There are various Asbestos Awareness courses which form part of the certificate in construction site safety for tradespeople, it is getting harder …

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Asbestos Awareness Week 2018

WHAT IS ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK? Asbestos Awareness Week is an initiative set up by the NZDAA to drive education and improve the knowledge amongst support trades such as builders, plumbers and electricians etc on the dangers posed by asbestos exposure when working in commercial buildings and residential properties. Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one workplace …

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Christchurch City Council lays path with soil contaminated with asbestos

Christchurch City Council lays path with soil contaminated with asbestos Last updated 21:35, January 25 2018 The Christchurch City Council built a new track behind Aston Drive at Waimairi Beach using soil contaminated with asbestos. It’s now having to remove the material. The Christchurch City Council used soil riddled with asbestos to form a new …

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Asbestos in Soil Wellington

Asbestos in Soil – Circa Theatre Wellington

HazMat have performed many jobs removing and remediating Asbestos in Soil. So when word came in that there was a challenging removal job in Wellington to render the underfloor of Circa Theatre safe for tradespeople to renovate and put in services, the specialist HazMat Asbestos team were called in. In association with Tracer Construction, the …

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Asbestos & Health

Asbestos is a risk to health only when it is inhaled (breathed in) as fine dust. The risk to health increases with the number of fibres inhaled and with frequency of exposure. When asbestos dust is inhaled, larger fibres tend to be cleared by protective mechanisms in the lungs and upper respiratory tract. The finer …

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About Asbestos

Asbestos is the name used for a group of natural minerals that are made up of many small fibres. These fibres are very strong and are highly resistant to heat, fire, chemicals, and wear due to friction. Past uses of asbestos In the past, the special properties of asbestos made it popular for: asbestos-cement cladding …

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Hunt for water blasters whose mistake contaminated Kaiapoi home with Asbestos

Donna Somervail and Richard Goodwin’s home in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, is being repaired and decontaminated after water blasters and burglars spread asbestos. A Kaiapoi couple want help finding the mystery contractors who were exposed to asbestos and contaminated their home and possessions after working at the wrong house. Donna Somervail and Richard Goodwin came …

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New NZ Asbestos Import Rules Are Not ‘Green’ Enough

New NZ Asbestos Import Rules Are Not ‘Green’ Enough Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:02 am Press Release: Platinum Freight Management 16 June 2017 New NZ Asbestos Import Rules Are Not ‘Green’ Enough ‘Conditional ban’ needs rethinking This month another case of asbestos suffering was reported in New Zealand, prompting Customs Broker and CEO of Platinum …

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Contaminated Buildings / Houses – Hazardous to Health

In many dilapidated buildings and structures, particularly those that have been vacant or derelict for a period of time, additional hazards may be present from biological materials. Adequate facilities must be provided for employees to maintain hygiene standards onsite. This can range from hand wash facilities through to full decontamination facilities. The employer should undertake …

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Preventing Exposure to Asbestos

Inhalation is the primary route by which the general population might be exposed to asbestos. Small quantities of asbestos fibres are common in air, arising from natural sources (weathering of asbestos-containing materials), windblown soil from hazardous waste sites, deterioration of automobile clutches and brakes, or breakdown of asbestos-containing materials. The levels of asbestos in dust …

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