Asbestos Sampling Procedure

IMPORTANT: A competent person should take the following steps to carry out sampling:

Step 1 – Preparation

Step 2 – Taking the sample

Step 3 – Cleaning up

Samples smaller than this may not be sufficient for our analysts to make a determination; samples larger than this pose shipping, handling and storage problems and cost.

Samples received that do not conform with the above conditions will not be accepted or analysed. Examples of unacceptable practices are bare samples, samples in shopping bags, samples in envelopes, large samples in builder’s plastic or asbestos waste bags.

If you have any queries, please call the Laboratory Manager at one of our testing facilities in Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide, Darwin or Melbourne.