Asbestos Services in New Zealand


  • Intertek has been involved in the asbestos industry in New Zealand for over 10 years, offering a full range of services throughout New Zealand
  • Intertek is IANZ accredited (ISO 17025) to provide asbestos services in New Zealand, including asbestos air testing and bulk sampling from our office & lab near Whangarei.


Asbestos Management Survey and Register


We will conduct an asbestos management survey and prepare a register that outlines any asbestos-containing materials (ACM) that are present and recommendations for the safe and secure management of these materials


Clearance Certificate


We act as independent WorkSafe Licensed Asbestos Assessors overseeing all stages of asbestos removal and can issue 4 stage clearance certification following the removal works making sure the area is safe for reoccupation.


Asbestos Project Management


We are often called in to oversee contract engagement and project management of asbestos removal. We review documentation and inspect to ensure the site is clear of asbestos and safe for occupation after the removal.


Our Asbestos division, based near Whangarei, works closely with our clients, including the local authorities, to comply with New Zealand’s asbestos legislation and regulations.  We assist them in producing detailed, comprehensive survey reports and asbestos management plans which contain practical recommendations regarding the management of any issues identified. We specialise in the following:

Asbestos management plans

Asbestos air monitoring

Asbestos bulk analysis & sampling

Asbestos clearance certification

Asbestos surveying

Asbestos awareness training



FAQ- How do these asbestos regulations apply to you?


If you undertake work or manage a workplace which was built before the year 2000, there is a high probability that the property may contain asbestos or ACM. Under the new legislation, you are required to undertake measures to identify and address this risk. This may include having a management survey and an asbestos management plan. If refurbishment or demolition works are scheduled then an R&D survey is required prior to  the works starting.


FAQ-How do you comply with asbestos regulations


Asbestos Clearance Inspections

Asbestos clearance inspections in New Zealand must be completed by a WorkSafe Licensed Asbestos Assessor.


Asbestos Sampling

Asbestos samples must be testing through an ISO17025 accredited laboratory.


Asbestos Management Plan

All PCBU must have a compliant asbestos management plan to ensure all risks from asbestos are managed accordingly.


Asbestos Refurbish and Demolition Survey

If refurbishment or demolition works are scheduled then an R&D survey is required prior to  the works starting.


Asbestos Contract Engagement

Ensure you know if your asbestos removal contractors have the right qualifications for the job. If they are doing the job incorrectly or are not correctly qualified you could be liable.


Asbestos Training

The largest hazard is when asbestos is disturbed unknowingly. Training your team on identifying asbestos risks  is the first step to minimising the risk.