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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year

Hello everyone!

EIAG would like to thank you for your ongoing support in 2018, and we are looking forward to seeing what 2019 will bring!
We hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday season filled with sunshine and lots of great food.
Please see below the dates we are closed:

Christchurch Laboratory:
12:30, Friday 21st December 2018
Open: 08:30, Monday 7th January 2019

Wellington Laboratory:
12:30, Friday 21st December 2018
Open: 08:00, Monday 7th January 2019

See you in the new year!!
The team at EIAG.

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Training at EIAG!

At EIAG we love the idea of our team members continuing to extend their knowledge in whatever area they would like to advance in. Whether this be lab, field or behind the scenes health and safety / administration and / or management .
Though some areas don’t have specific qualifications to acknowledge their advancement, acquiring Key Technical Person (KTP) status is a great qualification to aim for and be proud to obtain.

On behalf of all of EIAG, we would like to extend a huge congratulations to two of our Christchurch team, Brigitt and Holly who have recently obtained KTP status in Bulk Identification. Brigitt also obtained KTP status in Fibre Counting earlier in the year.

On another note, we have a new face in both of our labs! A big welcome to Stuart (a new Stuart) who is the Operations / Technical Manager in our Christchurch branch and Julian, who is a Laboratory Technician in our Wellington branch. They will both be a great asset to our ever growing laboratories.
And finally, we have recently said goodbye to a long standing member of our team Jessica, who is off to take on a new challenge. We wish her all the best for her future adventures!

As always, if you have any questions please contact us!

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.