Octief announced on the 5th of March 2015 the opening of a mobile Rockhampton/Yeppoon NATA accredited asbestos testing laboratory to assist the Central Queensland communities recovery after Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
See the followup article published by Allan Reinikka, on the 9th March 2015, from The Morning Bulletin in Rockhampton at http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/asbestos-testing-helps-cq-stay-safe/2567175/
Asbestos testing helps CQ stay safe after Cyclone Marcia
WATCHING Cyclone Marcia unfold from the Gold Coast, Kerrin Carlson just wanted to lend a hand.
And when Marcia tore through she unearthed a hidden danger which Kerrin’s company could help identify.
Kerrin, the sales and training manager of Yatala-based company Octief, said they hoped to make things easier for Central Queensland clean up crews handling potentially deadly asbestos.
Octief have established an asbestos testing laboratory and hygiene service in Rockhampton’s former Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry building.
Kerrin said they would provide same-day verbal results for samples of suspect material.
She said previously, samples had to be sent to Brisbane via courier, hampering any clean up effort.
“By setting up here we’re able to keep the momentum and clean up going, work isn’t stopped for hours on end while they’re waiting for results to come back,” Kerrin said.
Octief will also offer air monitoring for those removing asbestos from buildings.