What is a Refurbishment / Demolition Survey and what does it entail?
An Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey is required before any refurbishment / demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all Asbestos Containing Materials in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.
This type of survey can be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. An Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work is required on plant and equipment.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 7) states that all asbestos containing materials are to be removed as far as reasonably practicable before major refurbishment or final demolition occurs. Removing asbestos containing materials is also appropriate in other smaller refurbishment projects which include would structural or layout changes to buildings.
All of Environmental Inspection Ltd issued documents are tailored to my clients requirements and individually typed to make the findings clear and easy to understand.
Asbestos Surveys undertaken by Environmental Inspection are carried out inline with current Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012), Health and Safety Executive Guidance HSG264: Asbestos the Surveyors Guide.
Where possible samples will be taken of suspect materials to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos within the material. All our samples will be analysed at an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.