An Asbestos Management Survey is required for all non-domestics buildings which were constructed before 1999. This is to ensure the identification and appropriate management of Asbestos Containing Materials in situ under normal occupancy.
What is an Asbestos Management Survey and what does it entail?
An Asbestos Management Survey is the standard survey and all non-domestic buildings require a survey if they were build prior to 1999 by law. The purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.
An Asbestos Management survey will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. The survey will include an assessment of the condition of the various Asbestos Containing Materials and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way. This is known as a ‘Material Assessment’ the score given will give a good initial guide to the priority for managing Asbestos Containing Materials as it will identify the materials which will most readily release airborne fibres if they are disturbed.
Environmental Inspection can also undertake a ‘Priority Risk Assessment’. The aim of the Priority Risk Assessment is to assess the likelihood of the Asbestos Containing Material being disturbed. The assessment needs to be accurate which can only be achieved with the active participation of the duty holder in reviewing the priority scoring for each Asbestos Containing Material / Area. These priority risk assessments will form the basis of the Asbestos Management Plan.
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.
All Asbestos Surveys are 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.