Enviro Guard collaborates with industrial clients to guarantee the safety of their production plants and factories in relation to asbestos.

We establish close partnerships with prominent local leaders in industrial manufacturing, overseeing their asbestos regulatory adherence. Enviro Guard has been delivering Asbestos Testing services in order for the businesses to effectively utilise our Asbestos Management System for overseeing and controlling any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) present across their facilities. Our Management System has evolved into a comprehensive resource, serving as a centralised repository for the factories’ asbestos records and offering streamlined access to their asbestos-related database.

Management Asbestos Survey

The purpose of a Management survey is to locate the presence, extent and condition of any suspect ACM's which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including maintenance activity and installations. The surveys will involve minor intrusive work, covering all areas where routine maintenance work occurs.

This survey entails the collection of samples from suspicious materials to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos. All samples obtained during asbestos surveys are then analysed, with options for next day results, enabling expedited processing and providing rapid results for high-risk or emergency scenarios.

Undergoing a comprehensive Management survey represents a pivotal initial step in forming an efficient asbestos management plan for your establishment or organisation.

Refurbishment Asbestos Survey

Before starting any refurbishment, improvement or demolition works within a building constructed before the year 2000, a Refurbishment survey is mandatory.

The purpose of the survey is to locate and describe all ACM's in the area which will be affected by the planned works. Using controlled methods, an intrusive inspection will be carried out, including any voids or cavities.

As with the Management survey, removal of ACM's may not be necessary, as often ensealing or encasing an ACM will be the safest course of action.

A refurbishment survey will record the various asbestos products in the building/area, their location, the extent of the material and the following laboratory analysis, the asbestos type.

Recommendations from the surveyor will also be included, providing clear guidance on how to manage the asbestos going forward.

Demolition

A demolition asbestos survey is a comprehensive examination of a building or site slated for demolition. Just like the refurbishment asbestos survey, our surveyors will need to conduct thorough inspections to uncover all concealed asbestos.

It's important to note that demolition asbestos surveys cannot be conducted in properties that are still occupied. We strongly advise carrying out the demolition asbestos survey as soon as the building becomes vacant. This allows ample time for planning and budgeting for any necessary asbestos removal before the demolition process begins.

Re-inspection Survey

A re-inspection asbestos survey involves reviewing your existing asbestos survey data. This is a crucial step in asbestos management, offering periodic updates and enabling you to monitor the condition of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). This allows you to strategically plan for potential removal or necessary corrective actions.

We can give you details regarding costs and timelines for re-inspections. It's important to note that we don't advocate yearly re-inspections; instead, we adopt a risk-based approach to determine the optimal re-inspection intervals.

For those overseeing or owning commercial property, it's essential to effectively manage asbestos. Failure to do so could potentially lead to legal action by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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