By eiag

A much needed update!

Hi everyone!

As some of you may have noticed, EIAG have revamped our website!
Check out “Meet the Team” for an insight into our team, including team members you may already know and some new faces that have recently joined us. We’re very excited to welcome the new members to our ever expanding team.
We’ve also added an “Asbestos Then and Now” page that is full of handy information, including a short history lesson on the uses of asbestos.

2018 so far has seen some interesting jobs that have provided unique learning opportunities that our team have eagerly taken advantage of.  With these and the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 coming into affect in April, we’ve had a huge expansion in our knowledge as a whole. The regulation creates a new ball game for asbestos removal / remediation and forces everyone to sharpen their methods, before, during and after the works. It is a huge but welcome change to the industry to ensure continual improvement on the handling and removal of asbestos.
To sharpen our methods, all of our senior field staff now hold Asbestos Assessors Licenses .

Christchurch Laboratory News
As per usual, we are flat out processing samples in our Christchurch lab. We have a new member, Tank, who is a Laboratory Assistant and doing great! We are looking for an experienced Asbestos Assessor to join our team! Please email us if you think this may be you.
Our Laboratory / Field Technician Holly, sat and passed her IP402 – Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings course .
Our Christchurch lab now prepare and analyse all soils in accordance with the ‘BRANZ’ guidelines, unless specifically stated by the client. ‘New Zealand Guidelines for Managing Asbestos in Soil’ can be read here.

Wellington Laboratory News
In 2017 our Wellington lab became IANZ Accredited! We are now fully equipped to handle all asbestos requirements under the IANZ accreditation.
There are also some new members in our lab including Hannah C, our Laboratory Assistant and Tess, our Operations Manager, they’re both enjoying their new roles. We are also looking for one more experienced person to join our team.
Unfortunately we are saying goodbye to one of our assessors this month, Hannah J, who has been offered her dream job as a super scientist. We wish her the absolute best of luck and will miss her dearly!

Both of our laboratories have had our yearly IANZ audit for 2018 and they went very well.