Asbestos Surveying Southampton

An important stage in managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and the extent of any Asbestos Containing Materials also known as ACMs. This can be achieved by conducting an asbestos survey in Southampton. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264 which describes two types. The first being a management survey, Its purpose is to locate 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 access their condition. The second type of survey is the refurbishment and demolition survey and this is supposed 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 intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. The type of asbestos survey most appropriate will be dependent on client/property specific requirements and will be established during the survey planning phase.

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 a basis of a detailed asbestos management plan that outlines how you intend to monitor and manage an ACMs that may be present within your premises or estate. If you are an employer or you are self-employed and have some or all of the responsibility for conducting repairs upon your premises you may be the duty holder which means you are legally responsible for ensuring your asbestos survey will rest with you.

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