We are capable of tailoring asbestos surveys exactly to your needs; whether an individual domestic dwelling or multiple buildings within a large commercial/industrial setting. We are fully experienced in asbestos surveying all types of buildings.
As defined by HSG264 (Asbestos: The Survey Guide) the purpose of this survey is “to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACM’s in a building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition”. This survey type provides a duty holder or building owner the required information to effectively manage ACM’s and forms part of an asbestos management plan.
Refurbishment and demolition survey
As defined by HSG264 the purpose of this survey is “to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where 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.”
We are also able to offer a combination of the two surveys within an individual building which would a) target and include those specific areas subject to refurbishment/demolition b) survey the remaining areas of the building to capture as much information about the location of ACM’s. Included within the survey report are relevant recommendations in dealing with or managing identified ACM’s.
Following the issue of a survey, we can offer ongoing compliance by carrying out a re-inspection of the ACM’s found. It is recommended that these should be conducted annually although for some higher risk ACM’s in areas prone to disturbance, inspections should be considered to be more regular. The re-inspection involves updating the condition of the previously identified ACM’s and addressing any access issues from the original survey. The results of this are issued in an updated report, similar to our normal survey report format with recommendations on dealing with or managing the identified ACM’s.
We ensure that our surveys are to the highest standard by maintaining UKAS accreditation which conforms to ISO/IEC 17020:2012. This body annually audits our quality and ensures that high standards are maintained. As a result, all surveys are therefore undertaken in accordance with HSE guidance HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide.