Asbestos Analytical & Environmental Consulting
enquiries@fibres.co.nz 04 566 3311

Welcome

CES has been carrying out IANZ accredited asbestos services in the Wellington region and throughout New Zealand for more than twenty five years. We have records of analysis dating back to the 1970's complimented by an extensive knowledge of asbestos related issues for many commercial, industrial and residential properties. Because asbestos service related skills have been commonly difficult to obtain, over the years we have developed and implemented a robust and documented internal training programme for all our staff many of whom now work in other aspects of the asbestos industry. The public health issues of asbestos and the consequences of poor management of asbestos materials are well known, we believe in providing quality services that demonstrate best practice, meet the requirements of legislation and internationally recognised standards, and are most importantly cost effective. We recognise excessive charges can be prohibitive, best practice for asbestos management solutions which minimise the risks is significantly more valuable. Feel free to contact us at any time.


Introducing Our Staff

Jacqueline Herring - Laboratory Manager

Monica Singe - Locality Manager

Nardene Reynolds - Laboratory Quality Manager

Becky Lloyd - Laboratory Supervisor - Analyst / Assessor

Stacey Innes - Laboratory Supervisor / Analyst

Chris Talton - Assessor / Analyst

Zachary Smith - Assessor / Analyst

Finlay Karalus - Analyst

 Caitlin Hendry -  Analyst

Acacia Van-Kerro - Junior Analyst - Trainee

Chelsea Wright - Junior Analyst - Trainee

 

Paul Dupree - Survey Manager

Ben Keesing - Surveyor / Assessor

Alex Jones - Surveyor / Analyst

Steven Rowbotham - Surveyor

Cameron Ferguson - Surveyor - Trainee

Aliasgar Kapasi - Assessor / Surveyor - Trainee

 

Jade Te Kira - Administration

Sasha Needham - Administration

Megan Meade - Administration (Currently on Parental Leave)


Acacia Van-Kerro - Junior Analyst - Trainee

Foundation Degree in Science.

Acacia has joined CES in the lab as a trainee analyst. She is looking forward to developing the skill set required to be a competent Asbestos Analyst and since her time has displayed a professional approach with attention to detail and accuracy. She is participating in proficiency testing and demonstraing excellent analytical skills.

Alex Jones (Surveyor / Analyst )

Proficiency Certificates: P401, P402

Alex joined CES team from the UK in 2017, with several years of experience in Asbestos analysis and surveying services he is a welcome addition to our busy team. He holds British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Proficiency Certificates P401 (ID of Asbestos in Bulk Materials) and P402 (Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling of Asbestos). In the UK he worked as an asbestos analyst and junior surveyor, conducting surveys in accordance with HSG264. Alex is an IANZ Accredited KTP for asbestos analysis and routinly conducts surveys under HSW (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 and Worksafe Good Practise Guidelines - Conducting Asbestos Surveys.

Aliasgar Kapasi  (Junior Surveyor/Assessor - Trainee)

MSc. Earth Sciences

Aliasgar joined CES in July 2018. He is a young graduate with complimentary skills and an interest in environmental and earth sciences. Aliasgar is looking forward to developing his skills and experience in the asbestos industry. Since his time with us he has quickly immersed himself in CES services and procedures,  he is currently undertaking internal training requirements for accredited fibre counting and Assessor works. 

Becky Lloyd  (Laboratory Supervisor / Analyst Assessor)

Proficiency Certificates: P401, P403, P404, IP405. WorkSafe Assessor AA16080098

Becky comes from the UK, and has been with CES since 2015 with ten years of asbestos analysis and assessor experience and skills she is a well respected and valuable member of the team. Becky holds BOHS Proficiency in Asbestos certificates including P401 (ID of Asbestos in Bulk Materials), P403 (Asbestos Fibre Counting), P404 (Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos) and IP405 (Management of Asbestos in Buildings). Becky continues to work on a variety of our asbestos related services and projects with excellent analytical and communication skills, displaying a professional and personable approach with clients and colleagues alike. Being passionate about health and safety and the health hazards associated with asbestos Becky presents the CES Asbestos Awareness seeminar.

Ben Keesing  (Surveyor / Assessor / Analyst)

BApp.Sci (Environmental Studies), Grad.Dip (Biology), Dip. EM (Environmental Management)

Proficiency Certificates: IP402. WorkSafe Assessor AA16080108

Ben has several years experience in environmental and occupational air monitoring, asbestos site surveys in New Zealand. He has solid experience with air monitoring and surveying (Management, Refurbishement and Demolition) and excellent quality and reporting skills. Ben is a licensed Assessor and holds  BOHS Proficiency Certificate P402 (Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling of Asbestos) and is certified under CES IANZ accreditation - KTP.  Ben has worked on a variety of consecutive projects with ideal project management and communication skills, displaying a professional and personable approach with clients and colleagues alike.

Caitlin Hendry – Junior Analyst

Caitlin joined us in January 2017 as a junior analyst. She has completed the Laboratories internal training as a bulk and fibre counting analyst, successfully completed her PTA fibre and bulks and is an approved analyst. Caitlin is a valuable member of the team, always willing to learn and carry out duties and tasks with efficiency and care.  

Cameron Ferguson (Junior Surveyor - Trainee )

BSc.Geology

Cameron joined in May 2018 after completing his BSc, looking for a role with career prospects and an interest in the industry he has quickly immersed himself and displayed a willingness to learn. Cameron provides essential assistance to surveyors while undertaking training necessary for surveying.

Chelsea Wright - Junior Analyst - Trainee

Chelsea has joined CES in the lab after recently after returning from an OE experience where she was involved in assisting surveyors. She is a trainee analyst and is looking forward to developing the skill set required to be a competent Asbestos Analyst. Welcome Chelsea!

Chris Talton - Assessor / Analyst

Proficiency Certificates: P403, P404, IP405. WorkSafe Assessor AA18030034

Chris comes from the UK with 5 years of asbestos analysis and assessor experience and skills.  He is a Work Safe Licenced Assessor; competent, impartial and experienced in four stage clearance, air monitoring and sampling.   Chris holds BOHS Proficiency in Asbestos certificates including (BOHS) Proficiency Certificates P403 (Asbestos Fibre Counting), P404 (Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos) and IP405 (Management of Asbestos in Buildings). He has worked on a variety of asbestos projects displaying a professional and personable approach with clients and colleagues alike. Chris has an interest in training and enjoys sharing is knowledge and skills with others.

Finlay Karalus – Analyst

BSc. Biomedical Science – Molecular Pathology. 

Finlay joined us in May 2016. She has completed the labs internal training as an analyst, successfully participates in PTA fibre and bulks and is an approved analyst. In addition to her primary role as an analyst, she has assisted with support tasks including pump placement, air monitoring and surveying assistance. Finlay has recently returned to the student life and works in the lab part time.  

Nardene Reynolds (Laboratory Manager - Quality )

MSc. Forensics. 

Proficiency Certificates: IP402, IP405

Nardene recently joined the CES team, she has five years laboratory, testing and quality experience and holds British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Proficiency Certificates IP402 (Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling of Asbestos) and IP405 (Management of Asbestos in Buildings) qualifications.

The CES Quality Manager role includes responsibilities covering a wide range of activities including; day-to-day quality management of the IANZ accredited laboratory qualityy systems, maintenance  of procedures and methods, internal auditing, assisting with management and efficiencies of services, quality review and development of new systems. She has quickly immersed herself into asbestos laboratory practices. She has pleasant and professional manner with clients and colleagues alike and welcome member to our growing busy team.

Paul Dupree  (Survey Manager / Assessor)

P401, P402, P403, P404, P405, Work Safe Assessor (AA16080109)

Paul first joined CES in March 2016, and has recently returned to CES as Survey Manager after a sebatical (travelling).  Working in the asbestos industry in the UK since 2003 he has an extensive knowledge of the requirements that New Zealand is currently experiencing. Paul specialises in asbestos surveying and management of asbestos in buildings. He holds British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Proficiency Certificates P401 (ID of Asbestos in Bulk Materials), P402 (Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling of Asbestos), P403 (Asbestos Fibre Counting), P404 (Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos) and P405 (Management of Asbestos in Buildings) qualifications. He also holds occupational health and safety certification including IOSH, fire risk engineering and BOSIET / MIST. Paul compliments our team with international experience in all types of asbestos surveying and project management. He currently overseas CES Surveying services and the survey team.  

Stacey Innes (Laboraotry Supervisor - Analyst )

Proficiency Certificates: P401, P408

Stacey joined the CES team from the UK as an analyst in 2017, she has numerous years of experience in Asbestos analysis and holds British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Proficiency Certificates P401 (ID of Asbestos in Bulk Materials) and P408 (Identification and Quantification of Asbestos in Soils using PLM and PCM). Stacey has completed our internal training and auditing processes and is authorised for bulk analysis. She is an IANZ Accredited KTP and has been appointed Laboraotry Supervisor, routinely carrying out training of junior analysts. 

Zachary Smith – Assessor / Analyst

BSc. Physical Geography, WorkSafe Assessor (AA18080106)

Zac joined our team in the Lab in July 2016. He is KTP asbestos fibre counting, air monitoring, sample preparation and gravimetric analysis. Zac is a Work Safe licensed Assessor routinely carrying out assessor works, bulk sampling, air monitoring and clearance requirements. He also assists with surveying and routinely carries out occupational air monitoring.

Steven Rowbotham (Surveyor)

Proficiency Certificates: P402, P405, W504

Steve is our newest team member joining the CES team recently from the UK, he has many years of experience in Asbestos surveying and consulting services. He holds British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Proficiency Certificates P402 (Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling of Asbestos), P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings and W504 Asbestos and Other Fibres. He has worked on a wide range of properties as a surveyor conducting surveys. Since joining CES he has shown enthusiasm, professionalism and a willingness to meet client needs. Welcome Steve!

Jacqueline Herring  (Laboratory Manager / Director - IANZ Accredited)

BCGL – AdvLv.

Jackie has been with the Asbestos laboratory for over twenty years, and a Director of CES since 1995.  She has undertaken all aspects of asbestos analysis, survey and advisory services, and remains an IANZ Accredited Key Technical Person carrying out analysis routinely.

As Manager and director of IANZ Accredited asbestos testing laboratory she maintains the companies IANZ Accreditation status. Currently a member of several Asbestos Advisory Groups, she has an impressive record of experience, providing asbestos analysis, survey and consulting services to MoH (ATAG), Public health units, the Demolition and Construction sector (NZDAA), the public at large and Asbestos industry clients throughout New Zealand. Jackie has routinely participated in the Proficiency Training Australia (PTA) Programme for an extensive number of years.

Monica Singe  (Locality Manager / Director - IANZ Accredited)

BSc. (Zoology), Dip. EHSci (Environmental Health), Dip. Drinking Water (DWA) Assessor. IP402, IP405.

Monica has been involved with CES since 2005, in addition to being a Director she has been actively involved within the lab as a Technician/Analyst since 2013 and has undertaken training and operations necessary to achieve accreditation as a Key Technical Person for fibre analysis, sucessfully participating in the PTA Programme.  She is the Laboratory Locality Manager providing office management, HR, quality systems and administration support to CES. Her background is in Public Health, with over twenty years experience in public health, health protection and environmental health related services including occupational health, asbestos air monitoring, biosecurity surveillance, drinking water, and regulatory enforcement. Additional roles within the wider group include Technical and Quality Management, developing and implementing systems and processes to ensure ongoing service delivery.

Job Vacancies

We are always on the look out for qualified asbestos analysts, surveyors and assessors or individuals who are interested in the asbestos services.

If you have asbestos related skills and experience and are looking for work, or if you think you would enjoy laboratory and microscope based analysis please send us an email together with your CV.