SAFETY

“We work together as a team to ensure a zero harm environment for our employees, clients and the greater community.”

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

Our policy is to perform our work safely, on time and on budget.

We work with the intention of satisfying and exceeding the expectations of our clients, whilst working together as a team to ensure a zero harm environment for our employees, clients and the greater community.

We work in accordance with our Occupational Health and Safety Management System (AS/NZS4801:2001), which integrates risk management principles aimed at establishing and maintaining a safe workplace.

All our trucks are EPA licensed and conform to strict guidelines for the transport and disposal of asbestos and associated waste material.

We set and review our policies, objectives and targets regularly and in consultation with our employees and other interested parties within a controlled framework.

Our team continually seek to improve our performance in safety by following the policies and procedures outlined in our management system and we are committed to continued improvement aimed at elimination or minimisation of work relation injury or illness

We are also active members of the asbestos contractors group, and other consultive committees which involves practical discussion of upcoming rules and regulations with Worksafe and leading hygienist’s in efforts to continue to uphold and forge a safe working environment for everyone when managing asbestos.

Dangers of Asbestos in Brief

Asbestos is extremely fibrous and any contact with the substance where it is disturbed can put you at risk of disease. Airborne fibres become embedded asbestos fibres in the lung tissues, causing a number of diseases such as:Asbestosis This is scarring of the lungs: the airways become so inflamed and scarred that oxygen is no longer able to pass from the lungs into the blood. The lungs become stiff and inelastic, making breathing progressively difficult.

Lung Cancer Exposure to asbestos fibres greatly increases a person’s risk of developing lung cancer, more so if they are also a smoker.

Pleural disease Inflammation and irritation of the outer lining of the lung, the pleura. The pleura stiffens and thickens widely or in patches, and can fill with fluid. This thickening can also restrict breathing.

Mesothelioma A rare and often fatal cancer of the mesothelium, the membrane that covers most of the body’s internal organs. Where it cannot be surgically removed, this condition is incurable. The average survival time after diagnosis is only 6-18 months. A very small exposure to asbestos can be enough to trigger Mesothelioma, which can develop decades after exposure to asbestos.

Contact your doctor if you think you may be at risk of an asbestos related disease.