Asbestos Sample Testing

The team here at AHI Asbestos Consultants provide total solution services for all aspects of asbestos identification, control, management and removal. 

If you believe you have identified asbestos on your residential, commercial or industrial property, we can advise you on the steps you are required to take under federal and state OH&S laws and legislations.

A sample must only be analysed by a NATA-accredited laboratory accredited for the relevant test method.

Asbestos Testing Brisbane

Identifying asbestos can be tricky. There are many products used in building, construction and industry that can mimic the appearance of asbestos, including:

The only way to guarantee that you have uncovered asbestos on your property or work site is via laboratory testing. Here at AHI Asbestos Consultants, we will ensure that all samples are tested by a NATA accredited laboratory at an affordable price with fast turnarounds.

These all come with official certifications that are incorporated for all asbestos registers and management plans required under Queensland OH&S regulations and state legislated obligations.

For more information about our comprehensive test sampling services, contact our friendly staff today.

DIY Sample Testing

Although it is not recommended, DIY sample collection can be carried out by the homeowner, business person or contractor.  The necessary precautions must be carried out to ensure that fibre release is controlled and the health risks during this process are minimised.

Only a competent person or a person with asbestos experience should take the asbestos samples because of the increased health risk of fibres being released during the process. If the sampling process is conducted incorrectly, it can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone. Any sample taken should be sealed within a container, or a 200 µm polythene bag, and appropriately labelled.

All asbestos samples must be analysed by a NATA-accredited laboratory or one that is approved or operated by the relevant regulator.

  • If more than one sample, each sample must be enclosed separately to avoid cross contamination and to ensure the integrity of the sample collected.        
  • Each sample container or bag should be marked with the location it was taken from.
  • Each sample is to be between the size of a 5 and 50 cent piece.
  • Appropriate PPE is to be worn during the sample collection process.

We guarantee NATA certified testing for all responsible DIY asbestos samples. Head to our DIY asbestos page for advice on how to safely and effectively obtain asbestos test samples.

DIY Asbestos Removal

Although it is not recommended, DIY asbestos removal of up to 10m2 of non-friable (bonded) asbestos for home renovators is not illegal in the state of Queensland. 

A removal license is required when more than 10m2 of asbestos is to be removed.

Some of the specification for performing DIY asbestos removal on non-friable (bonded) asbestos in Queensland include:

  • Persons must be over 18-years of age.
  • The person managing the removal must be deemed competent.
  • All persons must be provided with the correct PPE.
  • All necessary precautions must be taken to avoid breakage and dust.
  • All actions must be recorded and documented in line with your management plan etc.

It should be noted that while it is not illegal to carry out limited DIY asbestos removal in Queensland, this does not mean it is not a risk to the health and wellbeing of yourself and others.

For detailed information about DIY asbestos removal in Queensland, head to

Other Asbestos Services

The team here at AHI Asbestos Consultants offer complete solution asbestos services, Brisbane and Queensland’s South East regions.

Other services we can provide private home renovators or building and construction professionals include:

  • Asbestos inspection
  • Asbestos register and report
  • Asbestos management planning
  • Asbestos home renovation advice 
  • Asbestos sample collection and testing

If you have any queries about asbestos control and removal or would like to learn more about our extensive range of expert asbestos management services, contact our friendly helpdesk today.

Send your enquiry via email, and we will respond promptly. Fill in our contact form, and one of our asbestos professionals can contact you at a prefered time.

Do you require residential, commercial or industrial asbestos sample testing, Brisbane or South East Queensland? Contact the experts here at AHI Asbestos Consultants for expert service and advice.

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