The definition of Bulk Samples is a small portion of a suspect asbestos containing building material collected for laboratory analysis to determine the asbestos content.
The purpose of bulk sampling is to determine the quantity and type of asbestos that may be present to assist the PCBU in making recommendations for any remedial actions required and creation of an asbestos management plan.
Sampling of materials in buildings can help reduce costs, as the materials do not need to be managed with the assumption that they are asbestos. If a building was constructed before the 1st of January 2000 this would be the case until proven otherwise.
Under Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 section 11 If a PCBU with management or control of a workplace arranges for an analysis, the PCBU must ensure that the sample is analysed by an accredited laboratory.
Focus Analytics provide a bulk sampling and identification service at our IANZ accredited laboratory in Auckland, every sample is undertaken in accordance with ISO17025 and AS4964. We provide a bulk sampling and analysis service from private domestic clients through to the largest industrial and commercial clients. We appreciate the urgency with which you may need to address asbestos issues and for really urgent samples can provide information to you on the same day we receive samples.