When it comes to asbestos disaster, in the past, Sydney has had its fair share. However, it somehow managed to revive. This notorious material has managed to slip its way back into the industry of building. It’s all thanks to the help of really bad control of quality in the selection and vetting of a material of supplier.
There are some new electrical substations that have asbestos flooring in Sydney. The flooring was imported all the way back from China. The trams rushed to save the four areas after the testing was conducted. The finding revealed that somehow there is a risk, although small, of being exposed to the life-threatening material.
Last year, there were three modular electrical substations that were constructed in three areas. However, one is still being constructed. What is so important with these substations is that all those substations contain white asbestos or also known as Chrysotile on the flooring that its use was actually banned in Australia since 2003 when the total ban was established.
In mid-September, the tram network was told about the illegal existence of asbestos-containing materials. Once the information was received, the operator released a legal notice to reveal the source to Siemens. Siemens was the company that was signed the contract to build that was the company contracted to construct the tram network. Then Siemens subcontracted the job to Adelaide established Robin Johnson Engineering.
Australian Engineering Firm Was Deceived by the Chinese Company
It was discovered last month that asbestos substances were used by Robin Johnson Engineering in Adelaide in 2 substations that were new. It is an emanating trend that has caused Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) of Australia announce that this problem was somehow was only the iceberg tip.
The company’s managing director, Robin Johnson, who is said that Siemens and the tram network were soon informed shortly after the asbestos was uncovered.
He also stated that his company had been misled by the Chinese provider. Nevertheless, he did not wish to reveal the Chinese supplier’s name.
The South Australian company has declared that the Chinese supplier was dishonest. The company had deceived them by supplying documentation mentioning the flooring material they delivered was free from asbestos.
The tram network conducted a testing, and the testing discovered that asbestos was found in seven out of the 24 swab specimens from substations Elizabeth Street in Thornbury, Brighton East, and the city. But, it received a negative air sample.
Residents of Thornbury filed a complain that the substation was built the previous year had taken up a sizable chunk of a children’s playground and a small-scale local park.
The contractor that is certified for doing asbestos removal Sydney on Monday began to do safe disposal of the asbestos containing material clad in full protective equipment and acted in accordance with the safe removal procedure.
The tram division secretary of Rail including Tram as well as the Bus Union, Phil Altieri, stated that it was totally disappointing to found that asbestos was fixed after there was a significant program or eradication of the substance from the tram network in around 1990s.
The spokesman of the tram network, Simon Murphy, said that the company had the location inspected by some independent experts who came to the conclusion that the possibility of exposure to people who enter the area and the general public is insignificant.