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 access their condition.
This asbestos survey is surface sampling survey; it is designed to identify all asbestos products that could be disturbed during normal occupancy of the property.
The survey isn’t as intrusive as a refurbishment survey no damage to the building surfaces won’t be caused.
Refurbishment and Demolition Survey (R&D)
A refurbishment and Demolition Surveys are needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out.
This survey is used 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 inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach.
A refurbishment & demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when running new pipe work or re-wiring.
A re-inspection is to follow up or monitor and record the condition of any identified asbestos products.
Asbestos can degrade over time or can become damaged by various means making it hazardous to people’s health. The survey is to ensure the asbestos products condition hasn’t deteriorated.
This type of asbestos survey uses an existing asbestos survey and asbestos register.
The survey can also be used to update any works carried out such as asbestos removal or encapsulation to existing asbestos products.
The duty holder has got to monitor and record the condition of asbestos within their building at regular intervals no more than 12 months.
What are my responsibilities?
The control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) and more specifically Regulation 4:
Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties sets a legal requirement for owners and occupiers of non-domestic building to have an Asbestos Survey and up to date Asbestos Register in place. These reports must form the basis of a detailed asbestos management plan that outlines how you intend to monitor and manage any ACM’s that may be present within your premises or estate.
If you are an employer or are self-employed and have some or all of the responsibility for conducting repairs upon your premises you may well be the “Duty Holder” in which case any legal responsibility
Complete Asbestos Surveys use electronic documentation software meaning we can turn around any survey with 3 days.
Once completed we’ll work with you on any recommendations be that be removal or managing any asbestos items. Also legally required annual re-inspections can be arranged.
A key stage in managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). This can be achieved by conducting an Asbestos Survey. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264.
Thorough inspection and testing within the property is carried out during the asbestos survey prior to compiling the asbestos survey report. How much does an asbestos survey cost is common question we get asked. The cost is based on the size of the property, the type of survey and access. Get in touch with us for a free no obligation quotation.