SWE - growth in Wollongong/Illawarra Region since 2009 servicing asbestos removalists, demolishers and construction companies

Work & Environments (SWE) is a small OHS&E Consultancy firm that has been operating in the Wollongong/Illawarra Region for the past 2 ½ years with a wide range of asbestos removalists, demolishers and construction companies as clientele. SWE conduct a variety of air monitoring, identifying, analysing and risk assessment of hazardous substances in residential, commercial, retail, industrial and government sectors.


Safe Work & Environments (SWE) has been operating in the Wollongong Area & Illawarra Region for over 2 years now and has an established office at 41 Market Street operating for the last 18 months. From quite a short operating period within the region, we have established a wide range of clientele from friable to bonded asbestos removalists, demolishers, builders, large construction companies, local government and some defence sites. Some of the SWE clientele in Wollongong include P&D Envirotech, JBG Contractors, Hansen Yuncken, Joss Facility Management and Manteena.

Projects within the region range from:

  • Conducting asbestos air monitoring at site boundaries while asbestos is being removed and undertaking visual clearance certificates after asbestos removal.
  • Writing Preliminary Asbestos Assessments and Asbestos Management Plans for various clients who encounter asbestos contamination in the middle of a project that requires quick response and remediation strategies.
  • Taking and identifying, through laboratory analysis, asbestos, lead dust, lead paint and other hazardous substances for clients.
  • Waste classifying soil for disposal that require a laboratory certificate for hazardous chemicals and substances such as heavy metals i.e. lead; volatile organic compounds i.e. benzene, toluene, xylene and petroleum products
  • Asbestos and hazardous materials report/register for owners and occupiers of retail, commercial and industrial premises.

Some of the sites that SWE have conducted business include:

  • Wollongong High School
  • Wollongong TAFE
  • Helensburgh Railway Station Carpark Redevelopment
  • Centennial Coal - Helensburgh
  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Shellharbour TAFE
  • HMAS Creswell
  • HMAS Albatross
  • Ulladulla High School
  • Bega High School

One of our clients, Hansen Yuncken, has been conducting extensive redevelopment works at HMAS Creswell at Jervis Bay for the last 3 years. An original site visit to identify potential asbestos contamination to a stockpile has lead to ongoing site visits and work for SWE for the past 2 years.