When it comes to asbestos inspection and testing, accreditation really does matter

In support of National Asbestos Awareness Week, NATA has put the spotlight on the importance of asbestos identification, inspection, testing, removal and disposal.

Central to this is our featured webinar – The Science of Asbestos Safety: Why Accreditation Matters

The webinar – featuring industry professionals – seeks to educate the wider community about how accredited inspection and testing helps appropriately and legally deal with asbestos in the home, at work and at our international borders.  

View our webinar below and we will continue to add key asbestos resources to this page. 



Neil has more than 25 years’ experience in the laboratory accreditation space and is responsible for ensuring the technical integrity of accreditation activities as National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA’s) Sector Manager for Life Sciences. 


Julia is the Director of Research, Data and Policy at the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA). Julia has more than 20 years of experience in work health and safety policy and regulation. Julia’s current role includes conducting asbestos-related research and helping governments implement the Asbestos National Strategic Plan.   


Richard is Senior Associate Consultant Hazmat & Occupational Hygiene for Tetra Tech Coffey and sits on the Asbestos and Hazardous Materials Consultants Association executive committee. 

He is also a NATA volunteer Technical Assessor for Chemical Testing and sits on the NATA Accreditation Advisory Committee for Asbestos & Occupational Hygiene. 

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Benefits of being a NATA accredited organisation

NATA accredits organisations to perform testing and inspection activities for their products and services. This gives consumers the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices. When you choose to become NATA accredited, you can be sure of a number of competitive advantages for your business.
NATA members receive a globally-recognised, peer-reviewed and government endorsed accreditation that provides a unique level of assurance to members, their clients and the community.
Our accreditation provides an independent benchmark for technical competence. Receiving NATA accreditation demonstrates to customers your organisation’s commitment to quality, safety and reliability of products and services.
NATA accreditation is both nationally and internationally recognised. This provides a competitive advantage when compared to non-accredited organisations and ensures you are market-ready to capitalise on trade opportunities.
NATA has been training individuals and teams both nationally and internationally for over 20 years and enjoys a global reputation for the quality of its courses and programs. Our active role in international accreditation education has seen us conduct training in over 20 countries.
NATA’s long standing and active involvement with international groups enables our members to gain international recognition for their accreditation and minimises the need for multiple assessments from different suppliers.
NATA provides innovative and timely business solutions that meet the needs of our members and fulfil the expectations of the community. We have the experience and resources to ensure your accreditation provides you and your organisation with unique advantages.