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ALGA Australasian Land & Groundwater Association Australasian Land
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Over 20 years experience providing end-to-end solutions for contaminated and hazardous materials identification, remediation and management.

ESP – Environmental & Safety Professionals (ESP) is an innovative risk management consultancy that provides a comprehensive range of risk management services for asbestos & hazardous materials, environmental management and occupational health & safety training and management systems.

Our state-of-the-art techniques and tailored approach to your workplace safety keeps us an industry leader. Let our qualified, professional consultants keep your workplace safe and improve your ongoing safety performance.

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Q: What is asbestos?

A: Asbestos is the fibrous form of the mineral silicates belonging to the serpentine and amphibole groups of rock-forming minerals and includes actinolite, amosite (brown asbestos), anthophyllite, crocidolite (blue asbestos), chrysotile (white asbestos), tremolite or any material containing one or more Read more...

Q: What is a hazardous material?

A: A substance that poses a risk to your health or the environment is a hazardous substance. Examples of hazardous substances include asbestos, lead-in-paint, synthetic mineral fibre, polychlorinated biphenyls and chlorofluorocarbons Read more...

Q: What is lead paint?

A: Lead paint is paint film or a component coat of a paint system that contains lead or lead metal in excess of 1.0% by weight of the dry film. Lead paint is sometimes referred to as lead-based paint, leaded paint, lead containing paint and paint containing lead Read more...

Q: What is synthetic mineral fibre?

A: Synthetic mineral fibre (SMF) is a generic term referring to fibrous inorganic substances made primarily from rock, clay, slag or glass. These fibres can be classified into three general groups: glasswool (fibreglass, superfine glass fibre and glass filament); mineral wool (rockwool or slagwool); Read more...

Q: What are polychlorinated biphenyls?

A: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were extensively used in the electrical industry as an insulating fluid within transformers and capacitors. These range in size from the very large transformers used for electrical supply to the small capacitors found in residential and office fluorescent lighting Read more...

Q: What are chlorofluorocarbons?

A: Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were widely used from the 1940s as aerosol propellants, refrigerants and solvents. CFCs are non toxic to humans and non flammable.

Since the 1970s it has become widely accepted that CFCs continue to damage the ozone layer Read more...

Q: What is my obligation as an employer/occupier to identify hazardous materials in the workplace?

A: Under Australian state and territory legislation Employers/Occupiers have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for employees. Employers/Occupiers must take reasonable care to identify actual and potential hazards in the workplace, and eliminate or control any risks Read more...

Q: What is a Clearance Inspection?

A: A Clearance Inspection is the thorough examination of an area after the asbestos containing materials have been removed. The inspection seeks to confirm the success or otherwise of the removal process and therefore your workplace safety Read more...

Q: What is Occupational Hygiene?

A: The International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) refers to Occupational Hygiene as the discipline of anticipating, recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community Read more...

Q: When should I engage an Occupational Hygienist?

A: Employers, or person/s in control of a workplace have a legal duty of care to provide a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors. That means employers must take reasonable care to identify actual and potential hazards in the workplace, and eliminate or control Read more...

Q: What is an OHSMS?

A: An Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) is the foundation of the Safety Management Plan and includes a systematic risk management approach designed to eliminate and/or reduce risks Read more...

Q: What is an environmental site assessment?

A: An environmental site assessment includes a study of past and present activities that take place on a parcel of land or site. Using this information, the possibility of contamination on the site is assessed in addition to the human and environmental health impact of that contamination. Read more...

Q: When do I need an environmental site assessment?

A: An environmental site assessment is performed as part of regulatory compliance (EPA and local Council directive), site rezoning or redevelopment requirements and for property purchase / divestment, Read more...

Q: What is an environmental audit assessment?

A: The environmental audit system is used by planning authorities, government agencies and the private sector to provide assurance that potentially contaminated land is suitable for its intended use. Municipal councils regularly request an environmental audit as a planning condition Read more...

Q: What is a soil waste classification assessment?

A: In accordance with EPA guidelines, a waste classification assessment of soils is required once soils have been earmarked to be disposed offsite. Soil may be earmarked for offsite disposal when contaminated soils have been identified and are deemed unsuitable to remain at a site or when excess soils Read more...

Q: What is an underground petroleum storage system (UPSS)?

A: An underground petroleum storage system (UPSS) includes underground storage tanks (USTs) and associated pipe work, mostly found at service stations.
Fuel leaking from any part of a UPSS can have significant, adverse impacts on people, property and the environment. Spills, overfills and leaking Read more...

Q: What UPSS management is required?

A: Management requirements will differ between disused underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS), operational older systems and new installations. Depending on the status of the UPSS and the applicable legislation, the person responsible Read more...

Q: What is an Environment Protection Plan?

A: In accordance with the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2008, the development of a site-specific Environment Protection Plan (EPP) for a UPSS must be generated and retained Read more...

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