EDP has been engaged as BGIS’s asbestos and hazardous materials subject matter expert for the Northern New South Wales (NNSW) defence region for the past two and a half years.

EDP has assisted the Department of Defence through its estate maintenance and operation service contractor, BGIS, with maintaining its asbestos register and responding to unexpected material finds. Additionally, EDP has assisted with managing soil contamination, airborne contaminants and mould contamination in buildings and structures, along with the development of projects for the remediation of land and structures. EDP is currently providing the following services.

Asbestos and hazardous materials services

  • Planned and reactive asbestos and hazardous materials hygiene works
  • Annual asbestos reinspection surveys
  • Site inspections – scoping of sites to determine remediation extent and providing technical specifications for contractors
  • Asbestos and heavy metals monitoring and hazardous materials awareness training
  • Development and review of safe working procedures for contractors on-site

Environmental services

  • Waste classifications for off-site disposal, including New South Wales Environment Protection Authority pre-classification approvals, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and asbestos
  • Environmental management plans for proposed civil construction activities
  • Underground tank investigations and removals
  • Routine water quality monitoring across the NNSW Defence estate, including groundwater, surface water and sediment
  • Drinking water quality monitoring
  • Asbestos in soil investigations for unexpected finds and proposed projects

Occupational hygiene

  • Mould (contamination and post-remediation verifications) and wastewater (contamination and post-remediation verifications) assessments
  • COVID-19 cleaning verification
  • Illicit substances examinations
  • Respirable crystalline silica monitoring
  • Dust monitoring
  • Indoor air quality and odour assessments
  • Specific contaminant assessments (e.g., specific dusts, fibres, fumes, gases and vapours)
  • Respiratory protective equipment fit testing
  • Noise monitoring
  • Lighting assessments
  • Occupational hygiene management plans
  • Risk assessments
  • Awareness training sessions

Safety services

  • Confined space assessments
  • Hazardous chemicals audits
  • Property risk audits