Asbestos Management Survey?

The purpose of a management survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any Asbestos Containing Materials in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy and to assess their condition. This is the new name for the old ‘Type 2′ Survey.

Management surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. The extent of intrusion will vary between premises and depend on what is reasonably practicable for individual properties, ie it will depend on factors such as the type of building, the nature of construction and accessibility. If the samples taken highlight the presence of asbestos within your property then our management survey will include an assessment of the condition of the various asbestos found and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way

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Asbestos Management Report

Our report will provide an asbestos risk assessments and will also give recommendations on how to deal with the asbestos found within the premises. This may include recommendations such as management, encapsulation, warning labels or removal. There is no legal requirement to follow the recommendations made however it is strongly advised.

Robust Asbestos Management Plan

What many people do not realise is that an asbestos survey is not sufficient on its own to meet the requirements of today’s legislation for the Duty Holder. We can also put together an asbestos management plan for our clients and help them implement this in order to comply with the current legislation of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

What the HSE says...

"A management survey is the standard survey. It is used to locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition."

Only competent surveyors should be used for these works… i.e. the surveyors must:

  • Have the ability to carry out their duties in relation to the survey and to recognise their limitations
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the specific tasks to be undertaken and the risks the work entails
  • Be able to demonstrate independence, impartiality and integrity
  • Have an adequate quality management system
  • Carry out the survey in accordance with recommended guidance HSG264

Where can Asbestos be found?

Any home that was built before the year 2000 may contain asbestos materials.

Asbestos is known to be in over 4000 different building products, many of which are common everyday items that you wouldn’t suspect.

Asbestos has been used in building products since the 1920s with its peak use being between 1950 and 1975. It is extremely likely that any home built within this time frame will contain multiple asbestos items. It is important to remember that asbestos materials in good condition, do not pose a danger to your health. Therefore it is vital to find these materials in your home and ensure that they are not disturbed during normal occupancy or refurbishment works.

Although there are far too many asbestos products to list, we have compiled a short video of the most popular types of asbestos containing materials which our surveyors come across.

Please remember that asbestos materials should only be handled by an appropriately trained, inured and competent person. If you would like to book an inspection, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 458 4136.

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