At BAAC we are fully qualified to carry out Asbestos Surveys in Peterborough and the surrounding areas. We examine the building and identify any possible problems and if needed send samples off for testing. Many people believe that an Asbestos Survey will mean removal of all asbestos in the affected building however this is far from the truth. Removal of Asbestos is always the worst case scenario and we follow
the guidelines set out in HSG264 by Health & Safety Executive to ensure we recommend the best action for the scenario. Please contact us for a quote for Asbestos Surveys in Peterborough of the surrounding areas.
During the survey where a material is suspected to contain asbestos, a bulk sample is taken for analysis. In areas where there are substantial quantities of visually uniform materials, a small number of samples will be taken as being representative of the whole area, or rooms of the same construction.
In general for homogeneous manufactured products containing asbestos it can be assumed that the asbestos is uniformly distributed throughout the material and one or two samples will suffice, e.g. boards, sheets, cement products, textiles, ropes, friction products, plastics and vinyl’s, mastics, sealants, bitumen roofing felt and gaskets. Insulation and spray materials are generally less homogeneous as they were applied on site and their composition depended on the availability of supply. Subsequent repairs and patching may add to this variability and increase the number of samples required. In addition, substantial over-spray contamination and debris may have been produced. Often a single sample may be all that is required to confirm the suspicion that a homogeneous material is asbestos and to make a presumption that it applies to other material of the same type. However, for non-homogeneous materials and for some presumed non-asbestos materials, additional sampling may often be needed, to reduce the possibility of false analysis results, which may lead to uncontrolled exposures