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Benefits of being an accredited Laboratory for ISO/IEC 17025

Benefits of being an accredited Laboratory for ISO/IEC 17025

Laboratory Accreditation is a procedure by which an authoritative body gives a formal recognition that a Conformity Assessment Body fulfils specified requirements and...

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How to submit samples safely

How to submit samples safely

Not only is the sampling, identification and management of asbestos important to reduce the risk of asbestos, but so is the way samples are submitted to the...

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Asbestos Cement Concentration

Asbestos Cement Concentration

Asbestos cement is mostly used for roofing and exterior cladding on industrial, public, and domestic premises. Corrugated/profile sheets are commonly found, but flat...

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Microscopy Further Reassurance

Microscopy Further Reassurance

Asbestos analysis differs significantly from other analytical services and methods in the laboratory. It’s much more ‘subjective’ in its assessment...

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Focus Provides Forensic Gel Lifts for Surface Sampling

Focus Provides Forensic Gel Lifts for Surface Sampling

Presently, Ghost Wipe swabs and tape (literally packaging tape) are both commonly used for settled dust detection and asbestos clearances by consultants. The problem...

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Tauranga man to pay $14,000 fine for Burning Demolition Waste in Rotorua

Tauranga man to pay $14,000 fine for Burning Demolition Waste in Rotorua

Former senior firefighter Kevin John Davies pleaded guilty in the Tauranga District Court for burning demolition waste material that contains some asbestos from two...

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Illegally dumped asbestos beside the river leaves ratepayers with costly clean up bill

Illegally dumped asbestos beside the river leaves ratepayers with costly clean up bill

A member of the public alerted Environment Canterbury (ECan) to a 4 square metre pile – about a tandem trailer’s worth of waste dumped off Harris Rd, on the...

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Asbestos Management Plan

Asbestos Management Plan

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral and can typically be found in rock, sediment or soil. It has strong fibres that are heat resistant and have good insulating...

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Kiwi DIY projects: Expert warns about dangers of Asbestos

Kiwi DIY projects: Expert warns about dangers of Asbestos

During this time of pandemic, Kiwis have turned to tackle DIY home renovations that prompted health experts to warn about the dangers of asbestos. For 79-year-old...

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