Asbestos Identification

Let Us Identify the Asbestos in Your Products and Materials

Asbestos has been identified in more than 3000 products and materials. The most common form of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) that people readily identify is fibro. In many instances people are unaware of other common materials that may contain asbestos such as the black pad underneath your sink, vinyl tiles or sealants.

It is surprising to find that asbestos is still mined and used in products manufactured in some countries which Australian customs have identified before being brought into the country. The latest being tremolite asbestos in natural stone wall tiles.

Reliable Asbestos Identification by Highly Experienced Experts

The physical identification of asbestos includes the type of asbestos and the whether the material is bonded or friable. Asbestos identification is conducting by viewing fibres within the material under a microscope. This will lead to the potential identification of Chrysotile (white asbestos), Amosite (brown asbestos) or Crocidolite (blue asbestos). Asbestos identification should be conducted by a NATA accredited laboratory.

An asbestos inspection will also identify whether the material is bonded or friable. Friable asbestos is a material containing asbestos that can be crushed or pulverized into a powder by hand. Friable material can be broken up into the air more easily which then allows the fibres to be more readily inhaled into the lungs. Thus being a higher potential for fibre release and subsequently inhaled.

Accurate Asbestos Identification for Better Asbestos Management

Listed below are products identified during asbestos inspections. Further information on the particular product can be found by following the link.

  • Air conditioning
  • Bitumous products
  • Concrete
  • Compressed sheeting
  • Corrugated asbestos
  • Ceilings
  • Electrical backing boards
  • Fibro sheet
  • Fire doors
  • Gaskets
  • Heaters
  • Insulation
  • Mastics
  • Membranes
  • Millboard
  • Paper
  • Pit linings
  • Pipe lagging
  • Pointing work
  • Sealant
  • Sound dampeners
  • Spandrel panels
  • Spray applied coatings
  • Spark arresters
  • Water pipes
  • Window putty
  • Vinyl floor tiles

Let Safe Environments undertake your asbestos identification needs in Sydney, our Asbestos Assessors and Occupational Hygienists are here to help.

Be absolutely assured. Safe Environments is NATA accredited for asbestos Inspections and preparing asbestos management plans.


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