ATTAR offers a range of compliance and risk assessment services to identify foreseeable hazards affecting users of buildings and facilities and to address legislative requirements. A range of testing protocols, both qualitative and quantitative, are available to support the compliance assessment process.
ATTAR also assists clients that require incident investigation and can supply experienced expert witnesses that specialise in areas of property risk and compliance.
Essential Safety Measures and Site Safety Reports
Assessment of occupied buildings to the relevant regulatory requirements, including:
Incident Investigation and Expert Witness Services
Provision of an Expert Witness Report following an incident, based on expert on-site inspection and measurement of all relevant parameters.
Slab Moisture Testing and Flooring Failure Investigation
Slab relative humidity testing to meet AS1884 (lino, resilient flooring) and AS 2455.1 (carpet, carpet tiles). Expert investigation of flooring system failure, including substrate, adhesive and floor covering issues.
Testing of flooring surfaces in accordance with AS 4663, Handbook SA HB 198 and National Construction Code (NCC) requirements. Accelerated Wear testing to assess the ability of a floor or walkway surface to maintain slip resistance properties.
Lighting and contrast assessment
Testing for luminance contrast in relation to building elements, stair nosing, tactile ground surface indicators (TGSI) and disability access surfaces to assess compliance with AS 1428 and National Construction Code (NCC) requirements. Evaluation of interior illumination in accordance with AS 1680 and exterior illumination in accordance with AS/NZS 1158 in order to assess compliance and to examine contributing factors for accidents which may have occurred.
Demonstrate legislative compliance
We carry out inspection and testing of the physical environment to establish legislative compliance with regard to human safety. Evaluations include applicable elements of the National Construction Code (NCC), State building regulations and Australian Standards.
Mitigate risk exposure
We provide advice on reducing or eliminating specific risks that we have identified, based on our extensive experience in preparing expert reports for property loss and personal injury legal cases.
We provide comprehensive incident investigations, identifying both the failure mechanism (the ‘how’) and the root cause (the ‘why’), by means of specialised inspection and testing of the physical environment.