We carry out Asbestos Surveys in Cambridge and all surrounding areas. We look at the structure and identify any problems then if required we also send samples for testing. Most people believe that an Asbestos Survey will result in removal of asbestos in the affected structure however this is not always the case. Removal of Asbestos is the worst case option.
We follow the guidelines set out in HSG264 by Health & Safety Executive to ensure we recommend the best action for each survey. Please contact us for a quote for Asbestos Surveys in Cambridge or the surrounding areas.
There are two types of survey that can be carried out:
1 – A Management Survey
A management survey is the standard survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected ACM’s in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation and to assess their condition. The identification of the asbestos containing materials is usually done by laboratory analysis but a management survey may also include materials that are presumed or strongly presumed to contain asbestos
2 – A Refurbishment and Demolition Survey
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 ACM’s 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 inspections, as necessary, to gain to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling. There is a specific requirement in CAR (Control of Asbestos Regulations) 2012 for all ACM’s to be removed as far as reasonably practicable before major refurbishment or final demolition.