If you own, occupy, manage or have responsibilities for non-domestic premises which may contain asbestos, you will either have a legal duty to manage the risk or to co-operate with whoever manages that risk. The full ‘duty to manage’ regulations are included in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Asbestos is often mixed with other materials and it's therefore hard to know if you're working with it or not. As a guideline buildings erected before the year 2000 are likely to contain asbestos of in some form.
Our specialist teams can offer the following types of survey -
- A management survey to locate the extent and assess the condition of, as far as is practicable, any suspected asbestos containing material (ACM) in a building. The survey will estimate whether the ACM could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation.
- A refurbishment and demolition survey is required before any work is carried out. It is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where demolition or refurbishment work will take place.
- A bulk analysis survey involves a site visit to collect suspected ACMs which are delivered to UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis.
Our qualified surveyors (BOHS P402) will determine whether there is an urgent need for asbestos removal or whether an ACM can be registered and managed on site. The surveyor will prepare a comprehensive site asbestos survey report, risk assessment, register and management plan which will provide independent and impartial recommendations for the monitoring and safe removal of any ACMs found to be present thus ensuring full legal and regulatory compliance for your business.