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PTA welcomes facilities wishing to enroll identifiers in Round 21 of the Asbestos Identification (Building & Related Products) Program to contact the Program Coordinator (Christine Hirst) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The round runs officially over the period October 2022 through to March 2023, with participation accepted outside these months (subject to sample availability).

The program aims to evaluate the competence of participating personnel in analysing bulk asbestos samples for the presence and trace presence of asbestos (as per AS 4964 requirements), and the presence of synthetic mineral fibres (SMF) and organic fibres.  Participation in proficiency testing will satisfy the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for assuring the quality of tests results.  

Registration information was issued to existing participants recently, with the due date for enrolment being 5 August 2022.  If you did not receive your invitation, or are new to the program, please contact PTA to be added to the schedule for sample dispatch.