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Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Survey- Identifying Asbestos

Our asbestos survey service will identify and provide clients with recommendations for the management of any asbestos containing material as required under Regulation 4 of Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
The duty-holder, building owner, employer and surveyor need to be clear on the type of survey needed, where the survey is needed, and what records should result.
There are two types of survey for asbestos containing material:

Asbestos Management Survey

The Management Survey purpose is required to manage asbestos containing material (ACM) during the normal occupation and use of premises.  The duty-holder can make a Management Survey where the premises are simple and straightforward.  Otherwise, a surveyor is needed.

A Management Survey aims to ensure that:
  1. Nobody is harmed by the continuing presence of ACM in the premises or equipment
  2. That the ACM remain in good condition
  3. That nobody disturbs it accidentally
The Survey must locate ACM that could be damaged or disturbed by normal activities, by foreseeable maintenance, or by installing new equipment.  It involves minor intrusion and minor asbestos disturbance to make a Materials Assessment. 
This shows the ability of ACM, if disturbed, to release fibres into the air.  It guides the client in prioritising any remedial work.

Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey

The Refurbishment / demolition Survey is required where the premises, or part of it, need upgrading, refurbishment or demolition. 
The Survey does not need a record of the ACM condition.  Normally, a surveyor is needed for Refurbishment / demolition Surveys
A Refurbishment / demolition Survey aims to ensure that:
  1. nobody will be harmed by work on ACM in the premises or equipment
  2. such work will be done by the right contractor in the right way
The Survey must locate and identify all ACM before any structural work begins at a stated location or on stated equipment at the premises.  It involves destructive inspection and asbestos disturbance.  The area surveyed must be vacated, and certified ‘fit for reoccupation’ after the survey.


Frequently Asked Questions

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An asbestos survey must be carried out by a competent person who has the necessary training, qualifications, and experience to identify and assess ACMs. The surveyor must also have access to the necessary equipment and laboratory facilities to analyze samples taken during the survey. It is important to choose a reputable and experienced asbestos surveying company to ensure that the survey is carried out to a high standard and that all ACMs are identified and managed appropriately.


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