Asbestos Management & Surveys
If you are the owner of a commercial property, a developer wishing to refurbish or demolish a building the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires asbestos to be identified and assessed by having an Asbestos Survey.
Additionally, there is a duty on employers who occupy a building to manage risks from asbestos in their premises.
The key to asbestos management is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within a building. An asbestos survey has to carried out to conform with HSE guidance note HSG 264.
The asbestos survey must be and should be of one of two types:
Asbestos Management Survey
The purpose of a management survey is to ensure the management of ACM’s during the day to day occupancy and use of a premises. A Survey needs to be carried out by a trained Surveyor who may also arrange for testing of samples.
A Management Survey aims to ensure that:
- No one is at risk by the continuing presence of ACM’s in the building or equipment
- that the ACM’s remain in good manageable condition
- to avoid disturbance accidentally
The Survey will locate ACM that could be damaged or disturbed by day to day activities, by maintenance, or by the installation of new equipment. It involves minor intrusion and minor asbestos disturbance to access the Materials. This shows the ability of ACM, if disturbed, to release fibres into the air. It guides the client, e.g. in prioritising any remedial work.
Inner City will arrange a UKAS accredited company to carry out the Survey on our behalf. This gives peace of mind to all our clients.
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Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Survey
This asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey (R&D) is intrusive and destructive methods are used to uncover the extent of ACMs within the makeup of the building. It will locate materials that may be in difficult-to-reach areas such as roof voids, wall interiors, solid floors and undercrofts.
This survey is ideal if you are having extensive refurbishment works carried out, or if full or part demolition is taking place.
If demolition takes place with the asbestos present, the fibres will release into the atmosphere and a danger to health. The resultant waste material then becomes hazardous. Reputable Demolition contractors will not carry out demolition without having seen a survey and had it removed by a licensed contractor. The HSE will prosecute in these circumstances.
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The team at Inner City Environmental are available to give you advice on any area of our work. If you visit our Blog section we have a number of articles that you may find useful. These include:
What you need to know about Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation
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