ABC are able to offer Asbestos Surveys to our clients in order to ensure compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. All of the Surveys that we provide to our clients are undertaken in accordance with HSG 264 – Asbestos: The Survey Guide.
The three main types of Survey that we are able to offer are as follows:
Management Survey (Formerly Type 2):
Management Surveys are undertaken in order to allow the ‘Duty Holder’ to understand and manage the Asbestos within their property, and to achieve Compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 in this regard. This type of survey is generally non-intrusive and seeks to identify (as far as reasonably practicable) any ACM’s which might be damaged or disturbed during normal building occupancy. Management Surveys are undertaken in order to produce an accurate Asbestos Register and provide an overview of ACM’s to all key Stakeholders, including those who are undertaking routine cleaning and maintenance within the property.
Refurbishment / Pre-Demolition Survey (Formerly Type 3):
Refurbishment Surveys are undertaken whenever works are planned to take place and the fabric of the building will be disturbed. This type of survey is intrusive by nature, and will go over and above the scope that is generally included in a Management Survey in order to ensure that any ACM’s present within proposed work areas are identified. The survey will be planned to investigate all areas of proposed work and as such, careful planning and exchange of information is essential.
Demolition Surveys are undertaken whenever there is a requirement to demolish a property. This type of survey seeks to identify all ACM’s in the property and will require destructive access to all areas by the Surveyor. Due to the nature of this type of survey, it is often not possible to re-occupy the property after the survey has been completed.
Combination Management Surveys with Pre-Refurbishment elements can be undertaken when clients are undertaking upgrade or refurbishment works in one area of a property but also require an Asbestos Register in order to allow the effective management of ACM’s in other areas of the property.
Re-Inspection Surveys are undertaken when a re-assessment of previously identified ACM’s is required. This type of survey ensures that the current condition of ACM’s is known and that any damage or degradation is identified. Re-Inspection Surveys are based on existing Asbestos information, i.e. Asbestos Management Surveys and Registers and as such, the quality of the original information is of importance.
Surveyor Competency, Skills and Training:
All Surveyors hold (as a minimum) the BOHS P402 Certificate (or recognised equivalent). Prior to acting as a Lead Surveyor, appropriate practical experience is required and this will have been gained over a suitable time frame and in similar property archetypes. The Lead Surveyors that we use for Domestic Surveys hold a minimum of two years’ experience, whereas a Lead Surveyor for larger Commercial or Industrial Surveys will hold in excess of five years industry experience.
All Surveyors are subject to regular competency audits and undertake works in accordance with documented quality procedures.