Asbestos Surveys

An Asbestos survey is a vital part of the process when managing asbestos in a building. It provides accurate information about asbestos containing materials present, and will often be the first step toward effective asbestos management.  

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 places the duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties on owners and occupiers. The dutyholder must, so far as reasonably practicable, manage the risk so that no-one can come to any harm from asbestos on the premises. It is the responsibility of the dutyholder to have an Asbestos Survey and up to date Asbestos Register in place.  These must form the basis of a detailed Asbestos Management Plan that outlines the intent to monitor and manage any asbestos-containing materials that may be present within a premises or estate.

All of our surveyors hold the BOHS P402 certificate and are fully trained and audited by our own in-house quality department. 

The survey will identify:

⦁ the location of any asbestos-containing materials in the building

⦁ the type of asbestos in the building

⦁ the condition of the asbestos containing materials

 

The survey is carried out in accordance with HSE Guidance HSG264 which describes two types of asbestos survey:

A Management Survey - its purpose is to locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

The information required for a Management Survey is:

⦁ Asbestos product type(s)

⦁ Location of the material(s)

⦁ Extent (or quantity) of the material(s)

⦁ Asbestos type(s)

⦁ Accessibility and/or vulnerability of the material(s)

⦁ Amount of damage or deterioration

⦁ Surface treatment (if any)

 

A Refurbishment and Demolition Survey - its purpose is to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. 

The information required for a Management Survey is:

⦁ Asbestos product type(s)

⦁ Location of the material(s)

⦁ Extent (or quantity) of the material(s)

⦁ Asbestos type(s)

 

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