Terms and Conditions – Asbestos Inspection and Condition Report – General


SERVICE As requested by the Client, the inspection carried out by the Building Inspection Consultant (“the Consultant”) was an Asbestos Inspection and Condition Report. This includes all inspections of residential properties and pre-purchase inspections of commercial properties. Your service may or may not include sampling, please refer to your Pre-Inspection Agreement for confirmation. A Pre-Inspection Agreement was issued prior to service and forms part of the service agreement.

PURPOSE The purpose of this inspection is to provide a person or entity with advice from a competent person regarding the identification of suspected Asbestos, Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) and Asbestos Containing Dust (ACD) and where present its condition. Where sampling is included, the positive confirmation of the presence of asbestos based on samples removed is also included.

A report may be conditional on the following:
(a) Information provided by the person or entity requesting the report.
(b) Apparent concealment of possible ACM.
(c) Any other factor limiting the preparation of the report.

SCOPE OF INSPECTION The inspection shall comprise visual assessment of the property and where requested limited sampling to identify Asbestos, ACM and or ACD to form an opinion regarding the presence or absence of Asbestos and its general condition at the time of inspection.

The inspection was limited to Readily Accessible Areas of the Building and Site. The Client shall arrange right of entry, facilitate physical entry and supply necessary information to enable the inspector to undertake the inspection and prepare a report.

The Inspector is not responsible for arranging entry to property or parts of the property, where reasonable access or entry is denied those areas are excluded from and do not form part of the inspection.

The Client is responsible for provision of permissions to take all samples from all sites as reasonably requested by the Inspector. Where permission to take a sample is withheld the Inspector cannot confirm the presence of Asbestos and therefore its presence must be assumed until disproved.

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA Unless noted in “Special Conditions or Instructions”, the building being inspected was compared with a similar building. To the Consultant’s knowledge the similar building used for comparison was constructed in accordance with generally accepted practice at the time of construction and which has been maintained as reasonably expected.

Unless noted in “Special Conditions or Instructions”, this Report assumes that the existing use of the building will continue.

Significant items to be reported are as follows:
(a) Record the identification of suspected ACM on the site
(b) Where sampling is undertaken, confirm the presence of ACM and record the type of Asbestos as found at each location
(c) Record the apparent condition of the suspected or confirmed Asbestos at each location
(d) Provide general advice regarding management options including suggested removal, remediation and monitoring.

The Client acknowledges:

1. That this Report is not a Clearance Certificate or Certificate of Compliance of the property within the requirements of any Act, regulation, ordinance, local law or by-law and is not a warranty against problems developing in the future.

2. This Report does not include the inspection and assessment of matters outside the scope of the requested inspection and report.

3. The inspection only covered the Readily Accessible Areas of the Building and Site. The inspection did not include areas which were inaccessible, not readily accessible, and unsafe to access or obstructed at the time of inspection.

Obstructions are defined as any condition or physical limitation which inhibits or prevents inspection and may include – but are not limited to – roofing, fixed ceilings, wall linings, floor coverings, fixtures, fittings, furniture, clothes, stored articles/materials, thermal insulation, sarking, pipe/duct work, builder’s debris, vegetation, pavements or earth.

4. This Report has been produced for the use of the Client. The Consultant or their firm or company are not liable for any reliance placed on this report by any third party.

The client must provide all written permissions for the removal of samples required to confirm the presence of Asbestos. The inspector is not responsible for:
(a) Securing permissions to take samples
(b) Facilitating suitable access, which may include the creation of a 10 metre exclusion area at the site of each sample
(c) Whilst all care will be taken in the removal of the smallest possible sample, any damage to the sample site or surrounding building material, fittings and fixtures is the responsibility of the client. Repairs and reinstatement of the sample site and any associated costs to make safe are excluded from the inspections service.
(d) Any incidental, accidental or unplanned contamination of the location or inspection site as a result of sampling is the responsibility of the client to rectify.
(e) General rectification and reinstatement of the sample sites.

This Report is not an Asbestos Register or Asbestos Management Plan (as required by WHS Regulations). This is a recommended additional service for all workplaces which is available on request.

Labeling of locations with compliant safety notices (as required by WHS Regulations) is also excluded from this service. This is a recommended additional service for all workplaces which is available on request.

An estimate of the costs of rectification or management costs is not required in an inspection report.

The cost to rectify or repair locations of sample sites and any resultant damage is excluded from this service and is the responsibility of the client.

This Report only records the observations and conclusions of the Consultant about the readily observable state of the property at the time of inspection.

If the Client has any doubt about the purpose, scope and acceptance criteria on which this Report was based please discuss your concerns with the Consultant on receipt of this Report.

The Client acknowledges that, unless stated otherwise, the Client as a matter of urgency should implement any recommendation or advice given in this Report.

Privacy Policy:
We value your personal information, we will ensure it is secure and never share or sell your personal details and contact information. We do however use data collected during inspections for research, commercial, training and educational purposes.

For more information please review our Privacy Policy online at www.jimsbuildinginspections.com.au.

Compliments, Complaints and Concerns
Your feedback, both positive and negative, can assist us to improve our services. We encourage you to please contact us with any compliments or concerns directly and as soon as you are able.

The process for managing customer feedback is documented below:
1. Contact your inspector directly to provide feedback or make any complaint as soon as you are able.
2. If your inspector cannot resolve it or it involves our insurers they will escalate it to their Regional Franchisor (Manager) and / or insurer as applicable.
3. You can also contact their Regional Franchisor (Manager) directly on 131 546 ask to speak to your Inspectors Regional Franchisor (Manager) or email info@jimsbuildinginspections.com.au

Should you have any queries about our terms and conditions, the inclusions and exclusions of this report please contact your Inspector.