Asbestos Survey Types
Asbestos Management Surveys are used to help the duty holder manage asbestos within their properties in compliance with the Asbestos Regulations. The survey is carried out during the normal occupation and use of a building to ensure correct and continued management of asbestos remaining in situ.
An asbestos management survey is the standard 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 risk assess their condition.
Asbestos management surveys will usually involve discreet intrusive work and minor disturbance. The survey includes an assessment of the condition of the various ACMs and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way.
The survey may involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence or absence of ACMs. However it can also involve presuming the presence or absence of asbestos. It can also be completed using a combination of sampling ACMs and presuming ACMs.
Asbestos Re-Inspection Surveys are designed to allow the duty holder to periodically monitor and record the condition of any previously identified asbestos products within a building.
Like any building material, asbestos-containing materials are also subject to potential damage and degradation. As an asbestos product degrades it can be more likely to become a hazard to health, therefore should be inspected at regular intervals to ensure its condition has not deteriorated.
For this type of survey to be undertaken an existing asbestos survey or asbestos register must be in place.
Our surveyors will use the existing information to locate previously identified asbestos products and reassess its condition. The survey report, which can be accessed through our online client portal, will include new photographs of the materials together with a new recommendation on how to safely manage those materials.
Additionally, our customers can also benefit from a dedicated risk management consultant who will provide strategic asbestos management advice based on the recommendations from your report.
Asbestos Pre-Refurbishment Surveys are required for works that may disturb the fabric of the building, including any maintenance or installation work.
This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place.
The type of survey is more intrusive than a management survey and involves destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas planned for refurbishment. The survey should be undertaken alongside a project specific plan of work to ensure that the survey covers all areas planned for refurbishment.
A refurbishment survey will identify asbestos containing materials which require removal or encapsulation prior to the planned works. In order for these materials to be removed safely and to the correct extent, CACL provide a project-specific asbestos removal tender specification as part of our asbestos management service.
Asbestos Demolition Surveys are required for all demolition projects to ensure the asbestos-containing materials identified within the survey are removed by an asbestos removal contractor prior to demolition of the building.
The type of survey is fully intrusive and should not be undertaken in a property that is occupied or due to be re-occupied after the survey has been completed.
Demolition is aggressive work and extremely dangerous. In order for these materials to be removed safely and to the correct extent, CACL provide a project-specific asbestos removal tender specification as part of our asbestos management service.