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Asbestos testing made simple

Suspicious about asbestos hazards at your property? EAPL's NATA accredited laboratory can confirm or deny if asbestos is in your suspect building material with an Asbestos Test. EAPL can assist with on-site sampling, or you can collect samples yourself by purchasing our Asbestos Sampling Kit

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Buy Asbestos Tests

If you already have a double-bagged sample ready for analysis and need extra asbestos tests – you can order more asbestos tests as a stand-alone product.

Asbestos Tests

$66 each incl GST

Instructions

  • Sample needs to be no larger than a 50c coin
  • Sample must be double bagged
  • Download and complete Chain of Custody
  • Post/Deliver samples and Chain of Custody to our Bibra Lake office
  • Your results will be emailed within 72hrs of receipt of sample
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Order Asbestos Sampling Kit

Use our sampling kit to collect and send us your own samples and we’ll get a comprehensive report back to you within 72 hours.

Sampling kit (Includes 1 Asbestos Test)

$88 incl GST

Contents

  • Includes 1 asbestos test
  • Sealed flat fold P2 mask
  • Addressed return envelope
  • Chain of custody form

Frequently asked questions

How big does the sample need to be?

The sample only needs to be the size of a 50-cent piece. Make sure it’s double-bagged before it’s safely delivered to our Bibra Lake Laboratory.

How do I safely sample a material that I suspect could be asbestos?

Purchase our sample kit online. It comes to you in the post with instructions, P2 flat fold face mask, grip lock polythene sample bags and return envelope.

What is a Chain of Custody (CoC) form?

This form provides a record for our laboratories and yourself of the description of the sample being taken and who has responsibility for it during its journey from the sampler to the analyst. This is the form to describe your sample as it will appear in your certificate of analysis. This form allows us to return your results to you in a manner that is easy to interpret.

It’s essential that it’s completed and returned with the sample.

Please check the correct email is on the form so you will receive the results.

Do I need to buy a sample kit and an asbestos test?

If you already know how to safely sample your suspected material, then you do not need to purchase a sampling kit. Simply purchase a test for each sample you have listed in your CoC. Then, just post or drop your double-bagged sample to us, and we can do the test for you.

Please address your sample to Unit 6, 35 Sustainable Ave, Bibra Lake, 6163.

How long after I order my Sampling Kit will I recieve it?

We wish we had better information to answer this question.

Your sampling kit is sent to you within 24 business hours of receiving your order via Australian Post.

Australian Posts current advice for deliveries times is 5-15 days. Stay in touch with us if you have concerns in delivery delays.

How do I get my sample to you?

Purchase your sample test online and drop your double-bagged sample to us or post it to us in the mail. We will then do the test for you. Please address your sample to Unit 6, 35 Sustainable Ave, Bibra Lake, 6163.

How will I receive the results from the test?

If you have completed payment, a Certificate of Analysis will be sent to the email address supplied to us in your Chain of Custody (CoC) form within 72 hours of the sample arriving at our Bibra Lake Laboratory.

What does NATA mean?

The National Association of Testing Authorities is the recognised national accreditation authority for analytical laboratories and testing service providers in Australia.

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Understanding Asbestos Hazards

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral that was once popular in construction because of its heat resistance and durability.

The fibre has now been identified as a potent carcinogen, which can lead to lung diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma if inhaled.

Although phased out in the 1980s, asbestos can still be found in buildings built between the 1920s and 1990s (Australia was one of the highest users of asbestos per capita). Asbestos is detected in over 3000 applications, for example: insulation, flooring, roofing, and textured paints.

If you suspect a building contains asbestos, it’s important to organise NATA-accredited inspection services to confirm its presence so you can manage the associated risks. EAPL provides professional asbestos sampling and analysis in NATA accredited laboratories.

Why Test for Asbestos?

  • Protecting Your Family

    Was your home built before the 1980s? It may contain asbestos. If you’re suspicious about asbestos in your home, it’s best to get the material tested to ensure the health and safety of your family. As well as the asbestos testing, EAPL can offer optional sampling kits for safe sampling if required.

  • Safe Renovations

    If you’re an avid renovator in Australia, you’ll know asbestos can be an issue during the rebuild. Testing before you conduct renovations or repairs prevents the release of asbestos fibres into the air. We offer asbestos identification to confirm the nature of your building product and allow your project to move forward.

  • Occupational Hygiene

    As a PCBU, you have a responsibility to keep your employees and contractors safe at work and in their associated environments. Manage WHS risks by proactively testing for asbestos. We can come to your site to manage removalists, survey for suspected building materials and analyse any samples taken during the survey.

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How to Sample Asbestos

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Decide who is taking the sample

Depending on your level of experience with asbestos management you may already know how to safely sample asbestos. If you are not confident, you can order sample collection kit which comes with instructions for safe sampling of suspected materials. Alternatively, EAPL can come to your site and collect the sample for you. Please get in touch with us if you require our on site assistance.

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Place your order

If you have decided you need a sampling kit you'll need to order and wait for it to arrive before sampling. The kit contains all you'll need - instructions, P2 flat fold face mask, grip lock polythene sample bags and return envelope. The price of the kit includes testing of one sample, if you have more than one sample you'll need to order additional tests to make sure every sample is tested. If you're not sampling with our kit just make sure to order a test for every sample you collect.

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Safely sample

Once you have safely collected your sample (doesn't need to be bigger than a 50c piece) make sure its double bagged so it can be safely handled in transit. The Chain of Custody must be completed and returned to us with your samples. Please deliver or post samples to our laboratory: Unit 6, 35 Sustainable Ave, Bibra Lake, WA 6163.

Download Chain of Custody (CoC)
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Receive test results

We operate from a NATA Accredited asbestos testing laboratory to ensure accurate, tracible, and defensible results. Our specialists will test your materials and send you a NATA-accredited certificate of analysis within 72 hours of receiving your sample.

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Asbestos Sample Delivery

Once your sample is correctly packaged, labelled and its associated CoC is filled in; you can mail your asbestos samples and completed CoC to EAPL. Alternatively, you can deliver to our reception or drop samples into the secured after hours sample collection box. 

Telephone (08) 9494 2958
Location

Unit 6 35 Sustainable Ave Bibra Lake WA 6163

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