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Asbestos Management Survey

Asbestos Management SurveyWhat is an Asbestos Management Survey?

An Asbestos Management Survey is a visual inspection of a property or area of works. Samples from any exposed suspected asbestos materials are taken, but any materials which cannot be accessed can only be presumed as containing asbestos. This type of survey was previously known as a Type 2 survey which is now obsolete (and should be updated with an Asbestos Management Survey).

If you are looking to carry out refurbishment or demolition works on a building you will need either a refurbishment survey or refurbishment and demolition survey to ensure that there are no asbestos containing materials present.

 

Do I need an Asbestos Management Survey?

If you own or are responsible for a building built prior to 2000, you have a Duty of Care to manage asbestos for all non-domestic premises and common parts of domestic premises which are rented. You are also required to have an asbestos management plan (called an asbestos register) in place. You will also need a management report if you are selling or leasing a commercial building and solicitors now advise their clients to have a report carried out prior to the contract being drawn up as failure to do so can cause a delay.

You may also be required to obtain a more intrusive R&D Survey if you are having any refurbishment or demolition work carried out on any property build prior to 2000. This is to ensure that no one is put at risk of damaging asbestos containing materials during the works.

For more information please see do I need an asbestos survey.

 

How common is asbestos in buildings built prior to 2000?

Very. Asbestos was used in all manner of applications in building construction including moisture resistance, fire protection, heat protection and insulation. It can be found in floor tiles, water tanks, soffits, walls, plaster, artex (textured wall coverings), damp proofing, toilets, rain water goods and many other products.

Some examples of buildings which might require a management survey include (but are not limited to):

  • warehouses
  • garages and workshops
  • offices buildings
  • factories
  • educational facilities such as schools and universities
  • hospitals

 

How much does an Asbestos Management Survey cost?

The cost of an Asbestos Management Survey starts at £180+VAT and depends on the size of the building to be surveyed and the number of rooms. For a specific price please use our free quotation form.

 

How do I arrange an Asbestos Management Survey?

Please call 01206 233353 to arrange an appointment. If you have any plans of the premises this will help to speed up the process of producing the report.

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