A non-intrusive survey to all accessible area's, the purpose of which is to locate, as far as is reasonably practicable, the presence, extent, and condition, of any suspect asbestos containing materials in the property/building. This type of survey will consider the likelihood of damage or disturbance during normal occupant activity. It will also assist in the preparation for a managment plan for the property/building. All non-domestic properties built prior to 1999 are required to have an Asbestos Register in place, to comply with Regulation 4, "Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-Domestic Premises" which states that an asbestos register should be produced which should detail the extent and condition of any asbestos material found within the premises, and any remedial action necessary to manage the asbestos material safely. Surveying buildings for asbestos materials takes various forms depending on a client's need and the present uses of the building, however, to ensure compliance with current legislation an asbestos Management Survey should be carried out on all non-domestic buildings in the UK built prior to 1999.
Refurbishment/Demolition Survey - this type of survey is required before any refurbishment or demolition work can be carried out. The survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey is fully intrusive and involves destructive inspection, if necessary, to gain access to areas that may be difficult to reach. A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required before intrusive maintenance and repair work can be carried out or before plant removal and dismantling.
Asco Asbestos has recognised that sometimes our customers are only planning on altering the layout of their property/building slightly and do not require the expense of a full Refurbishment Survey. Restricting the areas surveyed to those specifically affected by the works means that costs and timescales can be kept to a minimum and ensures that the project can be completed safely and as efficiently as possible without unnecessary delay to completion or risk of discovering any untimely surprises.
Asbestos in Soils
A growing problem in the construction industry, asbestos in soils is a common problem within brownfield development sites predominately, but can arise in other areas of developments on sites with limited historical knowledge. Asco Asbestos is experienced in the disciplines required for surveying asbestos in soils combining over a decades experience with modern technology in the form of our drones, we can not only survey your site for the presence of asbestos but also calculate the weight of the waste produced to ensure costs are kept to a minimum for disposal. More information on our drones can be found below.