Asbestos Surveys

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The asbestos survey team at Enviro Guard are here to help you meet the current legislative standards concerning asbestos management, complying with CAR (Control of Asbestos Regulations) 2012.

For all your requirements related to asbestos surveys or sampling, our team of experts is here to assist in selecting the best choice to fit your needs.

Varieties of Asbestos Surveys

Every asbestos survey we conduct adheres to the guidelines set out in the 2012 HSE HSG264 publication titled “Asbestos: The Survey Guide.”

In the context below, “ACMs” signifies Asbestos Containing Materials.

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 Asbestos Survey

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.

Pre-purchase Asbestos Survey

When purchasing a property, it’s natural to be concerned about potential hidden liabilities that might come along.

‘Homebuyers’ reports are typically not conducted by asbestos surveyors, leading to them being less exhaustive compared to surveys performed by trained asbestos professionals. Pre-purchase asbestos surveys offer a more comprehensive evaluation than ‘homebuyers’ reports, providing you with a precise overview of any asbestos presence.

Asbestos Sample Testing

Our surveyor will come to your location and collect samples from materials you believe might contain asbestos. This is perfect for confirming the presence of suspected asbestos-containing materials, especially when a complete survey has already been conducted or is unnecessary.

The primary advantage of single sample testing is its speed. Thanks to our optional next day results service, we can provide remarkably swift results to meet tight deadlines.

Re-inspection Asbestos 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 empowers 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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