Asbestos regulations now include a duty to manage Regulation 4 The HSE state that under this duty, the duty holder is required to: "Take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in;" Carrying out a comprehensive asbestos survey is generally the easiest way to comply with this requirement. We can discretely carry out Management or Refurbishment / pre-demolition Surveys . Surveys are carried out by a fully trained, Competent and very experienced asbestos surveyor (at least 30 years in the industry). Beware of other companies that use less experienced surveyors who do not know where to look for asbestos.
Management Survey The purpose of a survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing materials in a building.samples from each type of suspect ACM found are collected and analysed to confirm or refute the surveyors judgement. if the material sampled is found to contain asbestos, other similar hongeneous materials used in the same way in the building can be strongly presumed to contain asbestos. less homogeneous materials will require greater number of samples. the number should be sufficient for the surveyor to make an assessment of whether asbestos is or is not present. Refurbishment / Pre-demolition Survey A Refurbishment / Pre-demolition Survey is needed before any refurbishment/ demolition projects are carried out. it is similar to a management survey except that representative samples are collected and analysed for the presence of Asbestos in the building and may involve some destructive measures during the inspection, as necessary to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. A full sampling programme is undertaken to identify possible asbestos containing materials and estimates of the volume and surface area of asbestos containing materials is made. The survey is designed to be used as a basis for tendering removal and does not necessarily assess the condition of the asbestos, other than to note areas of damage or where additional debri may be expected to be present.