It can be assumed that the material does contain asbestos, or a sample can be taken to prove if in fact it does contain asbestos.
Commercial Asbestos Testing
- The only conclusive method of proving that asbestos is present in material is to analyse the material under a microscope.
- The proper identification and assessment of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) can only be performed by asbestos testing.
- NATA accredited laboratories are the only competent bodies that should be used for these tests. Certified experts will then perform either bulk testing or air sample testing.
- The chosen option will depend on the reports from either the asbestos assessor or the occupational hygienist.