Asbestos is the name for a group of minerals made up of many small fibres. It is a risk to health only when inhaled (breathed in) as fine dust. Ministry of Health
- Left undisturbed, asbestos is safe – but if exposed or damaged, it can be harmful.
- If you breathe this dust in, fibres can get stuck in your lungs and body. This can lead to breathing difficulties or even lung cancer.
- Asbestos has been a popular building material because of its exceptional insulating, fire-resistant and reinforcing properties. Many old buildings contain asbestos.
Salmac Insulation specialise in asbestos surveys, register updates and maintenance reports. We offer all forms of surveys from non-intrusive visual reports to registered analysed sample reports, all are compiled using an easy read layout with photo identification. Salmac Insulation have a large client base of industrial factory’s, commercial premises and residential dwellings that contain asbestos and require yearly asbestos survey reports and register updates. This helps maintain the buildings asbestos hazard register, and also addresses any high risk asbestos hazards that need rectifying. Salmac recommend that an asbestos survey (Request an Asbestos Survey) is compiled prior to any demolition or refurbishment work due to commence, this will eliminate any liability issues that frequently occur due to poor project management.
Salmac Insulation was founded 1922 in Dunedin and manufactured/supplied new Zealand with asbestos products from switch boards to locomotive insulation. So we know a thing or two about the products, and in turn nowadays the removal of asbestos.Salmac Insulation fully comply with Work Safe NZ guidelines from ticketed staff to the safety plan documentation. Request an Asbestos Survey from Salmac today if you require the removal of any asbestos product or require assistance in any form regarding asbestos.
Asbestos Testing/Air Testing
Salmac Insulation provide a fully compliant asbestos testing service from bulk samples to air quality monitoring, all samples are tested in a certified laboratory and come with analytical documentation.