A comprehensive asbestos survey provides the cornerstone for any asbestos management strategy. As a vital part of this process, All Clear Solutions can undertake the full range of asbestos survey types, tailored to our clients’ specific requirements. Our clients are then presented with a high quality and user friendly survey report, showing all of the identified asbestos containing materials, including floor plans, photographs and recommendations.
All of our surveys are carried out in compliance with the Health & Safety Executive’s publication HSG264 ‘Asbestos: The Survey Guide’, by our fully trained, experienced and highly competent survey teams.
An Asbestos Survey will be one or a mixture of the 3 different types available, depending on the reason for the Survey being carried. Prior to survey commencement a desk study will be compiled of all relevant project information to ensure the survey requirements of our client can be met:
This is the most common type of Asbestos Survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in the building, which could be damaged or disturbed during normal day-to-day occupancy, including reasonably foreseeable maintenance and installation work. This type of Survey will also include an assessment of the condition of the materials in question, and that particular material’s ability to release fibres into the air if disturbed. This information can then be utilised for an Asbestos Management Plan for the building or site.
Pre-Refurbishment or Pre-Demolition Asbestos Surveys
If part of a building is to be refurbished, or the whole building is to be demolished, then a ‘refurbishment or demolition survey’ MUST be carried out before hand.
This type of asbestos survey, as the name suggests, is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, ALL Asbestos containing materials in the area of planned refurbishment, or throughout the whole building structure, if demolition is to take place.
This type of survey will be fully intrusive, and involves controlled destructive inspection, as required to ‘access all areas’, including those which are difficult to reach under normal circumstances (for example, breaking open of wall and ceiling voids, opening of sealed service riser ducting, and the removal of flooring materials such as floor boards will often be required.)
Other circumstances which require this type of survey will include when more intrusive maintenance and repair work is planned, or before the removal or dismantling of plant, which is likely to cause substantial disturbance of the building structure (and therefore potentially disturb any unseen asbestos containing materials).
The level of required intrusive inspection will be agreed at the forefront of the survey to ensure the quality of the inspection meets with our clients requirements.