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 an up to date asbestos register in place, this comes under the control of asbestos regulations 2012. If you are an employer or you are self-employed and have some if not 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. All of our work complies with the HSG264 and all our surveyors hold BOHS P402 certification. A key stage in managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). This can be achieved by conducting an asbestos survey. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264 and this describes two types.
The first type is a management survey, it is a purpose 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, this does include foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to access their condition. The second type is a refurbishment and demolition survey, this is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is started it is used to locate 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 the ones that may be difficult to reach.
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