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Surveying Domestic and Commercial Buildings 

Management survey

A management survey is the typical form of survey conducted to identify, as thoroughly as practicable, the presence and extent of any potential asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within a building that could be damaged or disturbed during regular use, including foreseeable maintenance and installation activities. It aims to assess the condition of these materials. Such surveys generally involve a small amount of invasive work and disturbance, which can vary based on several factors such as the building type, construction method, and accessibility. The level of intrusion is adjusted according to what is reasonably achievable for each specific property.

Refurbishment and demolition survey

A refurbishment and demolition survey is essential prior to any refurbishment or demolition activities. This survey is designed to locate and describe, to the extent reasonably possible, all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the area where refurbishment is planned, or throughout the entire building if it is slated for demolition. It is a comprehensive survey that includes intrusive and potentially destructive inspections to access all areas, including those that are difficult to reach.

This type of survey might also be necessary for other scenarios, such as during more intensive maintenance and repairs, or when dismantling or removing plant equipment. According to CAR 2012 (regulation 7), it is mandated that all ACMs be removed as much as practicable before any significant refurbishments or complete demolition. This removal is advisable even in minor refurbishments that might alter the structure or layout of a building, such as the removal of partitions, walls, or units.

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM), information from the survey should inform the tendering process for the removal of ACMs. This ensures that any asbestos risks are managed from the outset. Clients are required to provide the survey report to designers and contractors bidding on the work, enabling them to incorporate asbestos mitigation strategies into their plans.

Single Asbestos Sample - Bulk Sample

Bulk samples are examined for the presence and type of asbestos.  We use a UKAS accredited laboratory  which is able to offer a range of turnaround times dependent on the urgency of your requirements - we offer a fast turn-around service for when you need a quick response, and a cost-effective bulk alternative.

Asbestos Management 

Conducting an asbestos survey is an integral initial step but it only partially fulfills compliance with the stringent regulations governing asbestos management. To thoroughly address asbestos risks, it's critical to develop and implement a robust asbestos management plan. Our firm specialises in formulating comprehensive asbestos management strategies tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of various organizations.

With our extensive experience in this field, we are adept at drawing up detailed management plans that ensure full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Our process involves a close partnership with your organization, ensuring that we fully understand your operational environment and specific requirements. This collaboration enables us to create a management plan that not only meets legal standards but also integrates smoothly with your day-to-day operations.

By working closely with us, you will have the assurance that your asbestos management practices are comprehensive and effective, thereby safeguarding the health and safety of your personnel and any other individuals who interact with your facilities. We are committed to providing you with the expertise and support needed to manage asbestos risks effectively and ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.

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The Duty To Manage Asbestos

On this page you will find a brief summary of the government guidance and control of asbestos regulations 2012. It should give you an insight into who has the duty to manage asbestos (who is the duty holder) and in which type of property the control of asbestos regulations 2012 apply to.

The duty to manage asbestos is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises: the people with responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes. 

  • take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in

  • presume materials contain asbestos unless there is strong evidence that they do not

  • make, and keep up-to-date, a record of the location and condition of the asbestos- containing materials - or materials which are presumed to contain asbestos

  • assess the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from the materials identified

  • prepare a plan that sets out in detail how the risks from these materials will be managed

  • take the necessary steps to put the plan into action

  • periodically review and monitor the plan and the arrangements to act on it so that the plan remains relevant and up-to-date

  • provide information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them.

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The Duty Holder

The duty holder is the owner of the non-domestic premises or the person or organisation that has clear responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic properties for example through an explicit agreement such as a tenancy agreement or contract.

Secondly, the duty holder must comply with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and reduce the risks of exposure to asbestos as far as reasonably practicable.

Do You Need An Asbestos Survey?

Any building, domestic or commercial, in the UK built prior to the year 2000 may contain asbestos. Asbestos can remain in a building and be managed while leaving it in place and undisturbed. Asbestos only becomes dangerous once it’s disturbed, and the fibres become airborne. Using preventative measures to control the risks of exposure to asbestos dust will protect against related illness and fatal diseases and will be a first step, as the duty holder, to achieving compliance.

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