Asbestos Central can take an asbestos sample from your home and have it analysed in a NATA certified laboratory for asbestos materials.
Analysis of asbestos samples
(WorkSafe Victoria – Compliance Code Managing Asbestos in Workplaces, September 2008 Edition 1)
Only analysts approved by National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) can analyse samples containing asbestos for the purpose of the Regulations.
An approved asbestos analyst is an analyst approved by NATA to perform asbestos fibre counting or to identify asbestos in samples and to issue findings as endorsed reports under the authority of a NATA-accredited laboratory.
Endorsed reports have the NATA insignia stamped on the report. It is recommended that a copy of the endorsed analysis report be obtained as evidence of compliance. In order to ensure compliance, WorkSafe recommends prior verification is requested from the laboratory where the analysis is to be done to confirm the analyst is approved. The NATA website (nata.asn.au) can also be used to confirm the laboratory is accredited to perform Asbestos analysis.