NORAC Partner AHCA Requests Asbestos Photographic Submissions

The Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) (Australia) are reaching out to request your assistance in creating a vibrant and diverse collection of photographs that will be utilised for various purposes, including media coverage, training materials and promotional content, both for the use of the AHCA and Australian Government Departments.

Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA)

The AHCA was formed to provide an opportunity for Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants, Industry, Industry Associations, Charities, Community members and Regulators to come together to support Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants widen their knowledge and skills to project confidence and consistency through respectful dialogue.

The Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Consultants Association (AHCA) believe the best way to showcase the true essence of the asbestos and hazardous materials industry is through the lens of its passionate members. Its unique perspectives and experiences are invaluable in portraying the vast hazardous materials within our respective communities.

We kindly ask you to contribute by sharing your favourite images which highlight various hazardous materials (asbestos, lead paint, lead dust, PCB’s etc).

We are sincerely grateful for your participation in this collective effort to capture hazardous materials. Your photos will not only help us create relevant media materials but also contribute to the awareness of people, workers, staff, and others within the community.

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA)

In addition to adding to the library of the AHCA. The ASBESTOS photos are to be shared with The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA).

ASEA is drafting an asbestos product reference document to support its preparation of a new National Guide for Asbestos Surveys.

It is an expanded version of the Victoria (Australia) Asbestos Eradication Agency’s ACM dictionary. In addition to images of ACMs, it will include a description of the product, asbestos content estimate, brand names, years of production and residential/industrial uses. The aim is to develop a resource to help asbestos professionals to visually identify products in the environment they are surveying. It will also be a useful reference tool for homeowners, PCBUs, workplace WHS representatives, tradespersons, and others.

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind when selecting and submitting your photographs:

  1. Content: Please submit high-quality photos (at least 400Kb) that clearly showcase hazardous materials and have been confirmed as doing so.
  2. Diversity: We encourage you to provide a diverse range of photographs that represent various building materials/areas on site you have found hazardous materials.
  3. Consent: Ensure that you have obtained the appropriate consent from relevant people, especially if client details/site details are displayed in the images. Written permission for use must be provided if the owner of the depicted building and/or environment in-situ is identifiable. Image must not be obtained from a third party (including online or other published material) unless written permission for use from that third party is provided. The photo must comply with all legal and ethical requirements. Once donated, the images will be for the AHCA (and ASEA or respective recipient) use with no limitations as to alteration or other use. All efforts will be made to acknowledge image contributions. All such use will be subject to ongoing review and updates as additional images and information is sourced.
  4. Description: Provide details of the hazardous materials including the type, friability, application, and content (asbestos type, lead content etc.). Item/s are to be clearly shown in image with no confusing surrounds. Please ensure the Image description/file name accurately describes the items.
  5. No overlay editing such as arrows, text, logos, or other animations.

Please send your photos as attachments to admin@ahca.org.au (individual or Zip files) or provide a link to a shared folder if the file sizes are too large. Additionally, if any of the images require captioning or specific credits, kindly include that information reference to that in your email.
Thank you for your time. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to reach out to via email to me at president@ahca.org.au or Cassandra at admin@ahca.org.au.

Best Regards

AHCA