WorkSafe NZ have become more and more vigilant, and prosecutions around unsafe asbestos practices are on the rise. Significant fines have resulted from these prosecutions and they will ultimately have a flow on effect to increase the projects timeline, costs and reputation. Doing the job right from the beginning never made more sense.
3. Inexperienced workers and companies
As the industry for asbestos management has grown there has been an increase in the number of “demolition and remediation specialists” pop up. However, are they experts? In so many ways it is anyone’s guess.
4. Incomplete work or poor workmanship
Getting the job done right the first time is critically important and in fact, whilst it may seem less expensive in the short term, taking the cheaper option can and often does end up more expensive.
Where Asbestos is concerned you need to know you have these risks covered.
Here are 3 things to consider regarding Asbestos remediation:
1. Protect the Health and Wellbeing of Staff and the Public
Asbestos can be a serious health hazard if handled incorrectly. Worksafe NZ has already prosecuted in regards to the handling of Asbestos, and their vigilance in monitoring companies is only going to become greater. So be sure your staff and the public are going to be kept safe.
2. Ensure your company/organisation can continue trading whilst works are carried out
Your own business often doesn't need to stop just because remediation of Asbestos is required. Ensuring you have the ability to keep trading through the period of the works to be carried out can be the difference between success and failure. If staying operational is important during remediation work, ATL are experts at just that.
3. Be secure in the knowledge the contracting company is setting the standard and doing the job right. The first time.
There are a litany of comanies out there that beleive they are experts when in fact their practices are out of date and, in some cases, dangerous. Ensure you work with a company that has your interests and the health and safety of your people and the team at it’s heart.
ASBESTOS: THE RISK IS REAL
ATL is the leading New Zealand company for Asbestos remediation. With offices throughout New Zealand and over 35 years of experience, ATL has been setting the standard for industry Best Practice. In this guide you will learn about the essential steps you need to take when thinking about Asbestos remediation.