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Asbestos Surveys

HSE guideline HSG264 ‘Asbestos – The survey guide’ has now been issued and we are currently in the process of updating this page to reflect these new survey guidelines. Please call our office for the latest information.

Simple Asbestos Solutions offer a range of comprehensive Asbestos Surveys to assist companies to fulfill their obligations under the “Control of Asbestos Regulations” 2006. specifically, Regulation 4 – The Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non Domestic Properties.

We are able to offer fully qualified and experienced Asbestos Surveyors who can attend your property and produce a full and comprehensive Asbestos Building Survey.

Our Asbestos Surveying and sampling is carried out in accordance with the latest guidance and all asbestos samples taken are submitted to an independent ’UKAS’ accredited laboratory for analysis.

Types of Asbestos Surveys that we offer

Type 1: Location and assessment survey (presumptive survey)

In this type of survey no actual sampling is carried out, so there is no positive identification of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The purpose of the survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable materials that should be presumed to contain asbestos and assess the extent to which they have been used and their condition. A walk through survey will be carried out and our surveyors will list materials and areas that can be reasonably expected to contain asbestos. Only materials that can confidently be exclude from potentially containing asbestos eg glass, metal or wood will be excluded from the survey.

During this survey, all areas should be inspected as far as reasonably practicable or else must be presumed to contain asbestos. The condition of all materials which are presumed to be asbestos must be assessed.

A Type 1 survey should only be considered where an initial understanding of possible ACMs within a property is required. They are not suitable for building management purposes or pre-demolition or refurbishment works.

Type 2: Standard sampling, un-obtrusive (no demolition) identification and assessment survey (sampling survey)

The procedures used for this type of survey are the same as for a type 1, however during the Type 2 survey representative samples of suspected ACMs are collected and analysed to confirm or refute the suspected presence of asbestos. Sampling will normally take place simultaneously with the survey and the condition and extent of the ACMs will also be assessed.

On completion of the survey a full photographic record and material report will be produced. this can be used as the basis for the asbetsos management within your property.

Type 3: Full access sampling and identification survey (pre-demolition / major refurbishment survey)

This survey may involve destructive inspection to gain access to all areas of the building to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable all ACMs in the building. A full sampling programme will be undertaken to identify ACMs and the extent to which they are used (volume and surface area). This type of survey is designed to be used as a basis for tendering the removal of ACMs before demolition or major refurbishment so an assessment of the condition of ACMs present is not necessary.

We are able to tailor each asbestos survey to meet the client's needs, for example; mixed Type 2 and Type 3 on sites with varied use.

If you require further information or would like to discuss a particular project please contact us today to discuss a package appropriate to your needs.