Asbestos Surveys are undertaken to locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing materials (ACM) in a building to assess their present condition.
The survey will take into account damage or disturbance that might occur during normal occupancy including foreseeable maintenance. The findings of the management survey form the basis of the property’s asbestos register and the asbestos management plan.
Following completion of your asbestos management survey, you will be provided with a comprehensive report detailing the location and properties of any asbestos located or presumed to be within the building or site. This will include an assessment of the condition of the various ACMs and their potential to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way. This material assessment will enable you to decide whether to manage any ACMs found or to have them removed.
If you choose to manage rather than remove any existing asbestos-containing materials, you will require an annual re-inspection survey. The re-inspection survey monitors the condition of the asbestos-containing material identified in your original survey and updates the register to ensure compliance.
Asbestos Surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. The extent of intrusion will vary between premises and depend on what is reasonably practicable for individual properties i.e. it will depend on factors such as the type of building, the nature of construction, accessibility etc.