Asbestos regulations (specifically The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012) place a legal duty to take steps to identify, manage and monitor asbestos containing materials in any non-domestic property.
Although not compulsory, the HSE strongly recommends using a UKAS accredited surveying company. Both Santia Asbestos Management ltd and First Order Red Ltd hold a UKAS accreditation for asbestos inspection services.
Asbestos Management Surveys
The purpose of the Management Survey is to locate (as far as reasonably practicable) the presence and extent of any Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) in a property which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy. The Management Survey forms the foundation of the asbestos register and is the basis for the continued management of any identified ACMs.
Refurbishment Surveys and Demolition Surveys
A Refurbishment Survey or Demolition Survey will be necessary when the building (or part of it) is to be upgraded, refurbished or demolished. The purpose of this kind of survey is to locate (as far as reasonably practicable) and describe all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment or demolition is to take place. These asbestos surveys are fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas within the scope of the proposed works.
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