The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires asbestos to be identified and assessed. This is an explicit duty on the employer in occupation in addition to the property owner to manage the risks from asbestos in their premises.
Health & Safety Compliance Limited are competent and experienced in asbestos management surveys and refurbishment and demolition surveys under HSG 264.
Every member of our team of highly experienced asbestos surveyors holds a BOHS P402 certificate and are fully trained and audited.
Key to managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any asbestos containing materials (ACMs). This is achieved by conducting an asbestos survey that must be undertaken in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG 264.
The survey must be and should be of one of two types:
Management survey – this standard survey is undertaken to locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building, which might be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their present condition. The findings of the management survey form the basis of the property’s asbestos register.
Refurbishment and demolition Survey - this 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.
Selection of the type of survey most appropriate is made at the initial planning stage and is dependent upon your specific requirements and the particular circumstances of the property concerned.
As most demolition and refurbishment works are time critical, Health & Safety Compliance has developed its approach to project specific intrusive surveys to speed the process and reduce the cost project completion.
Working collaboratively alongside your refurbishment or demolition teams, our consultants survey only the specific areas where works are planned to be undertaken and produce a survey report together with marked-up plans identifying the scope and specification of any items for removal (where required).
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 completed safely and as efficiently as possible without unnecessary delay to completion or risk of discovering any untimely surprises.