Asbestos Surveys and Testing by Medway Insulations
We can provide a simple and affordable testing service through to the production of asbestos surveys and management plans. Let us help give you peace of mind,
contact us now. The purpose of the survey is to help manage asbestos in a property. The survey has to provide
sufficient information for: an asbestos register and plan to be prepared, a suitable risk assessment to be carried out and a written plan to manage the risks to be produced.
Link between the asbestos survey and the management plan
In most cases, the survey will have three main aims:
- It must as far as reasonably practicable locate and record the location, extent and product type of any presumed or known ACMs
- It must inspect and record information on the accessibility, condition and surface treatment of any presumed or known ACMs
- It should determine and record the asbestos type, either by collecting representative samples of suspect materials for laboratory
identification, or by making a presumption based on the product type and its appearance etc.
A management survey is the standard survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be
damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.
Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys
A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of 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 will be fully intrusive
and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be
required in other circumstances, eg when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.
For more information on asbestos surveys from the Health and Safety Executive, click here.