The duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties sets a legal requirement for owners and occupiers of the non-domestic building to have an asbestos survey and up-to-date asbestos register in place. These reports must form the basis of a detailed asbestos management plan that outlines how you intend to monitor and manage any ACMs that may be present within your premises or estate. If you are an employer or are self-employed and have some or all of the responsibility for conducting repairs upon your premises you may well be the duty holder in which case any legal responsibility for ensuring your asbestos survey has been conducted will rest with you. A key stage in managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any asbestos-containing materials. This can be achieved by conducting an asbestos survey. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance.
There is a management survey which is a standard asbestos survey. Its purpose is to locate the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building that could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy. Then you also have the refurbishment and demolition survey, this is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This survey is used to locate and describe 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 a destructive inspection.
If you are in need of our asbestos surveying in the UK please make sure you get in contact with us, our team will be able to book you in and answer any questions you might have about the service. Our company holds a full and unconditional health and safety executive licence to work on or with asbestos and we also own and manage our own licenced waste transfer station permitted by the environment agency.