Commercial Asbestos Surveys
Specialists in all aspects of commercial asbestos
It has been a legal requirement since 2012, for all owners or duty holders of commercial premises built before 2000, to have and maintain an up-to-date asbestos register within their management plan.
Our commercial asbestos surveys will assist you in pulling together the information you need to create your plan and manage your asbestos legal compliance.
Asbestos Management Survey
An asbestos management survey will establish the location, type and condition of any asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) found within your commercial premises.
The survey report will detail what asbestos has been found, if any, and whether it could be disturbed during the normal occupation and use of your commercial premises. It is a survey that causes minimal disturbance to any asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) found.
Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Survey
A refurbishment and demolition survey is a legal requirement where any type of refurbishment or upgrade of a commercial property is planned or where a commercial property is due for partial or full demolition. A refurbishment and demolition survey would normally be carried out when the building is unoccupied due to the intrusive nature of the survey.
Where possible an asbestos refurbishment and pre-demolition survey will locate and identify all asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) before any type of structural work or demolition commences. A refurbishment and demolition survey is a fully intrusive destructive inspection of your commercial premises.
Yes, asbestos testing must be carried out by a United Kingdom Accredited Service (UKAS) accredited laboratory.
The Health & Safety Executive has issued a document which details the required quality of commercial asbestos surveys. It also details what you should expect to be included in your asbestos report. You can find this useful HSE reference guide here.
Asbestos survey reports contain lots of information, the format will vary from contractor to contractor, but some core items should be included. You can find information about what to expect in your report here.