The purpose of a management survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any Asbestos Containing Materials in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy and to assess their condition. This is the new name for the old ‘Type 2′ Survey.
Management surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. The extent of intrusion will vary between premises and depend on what is reasonably practicable for individual properties, ie it will depend on factors such as the type of building, the nature of construction and accessibility. If the samples taken highlight the presence of asbestos within your property then our management survey will include an assessment of the condition of the various asbestos found and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way.
Our report will provide an asbestos risk assessments and will also give recommendations on how to deal with the asbestos found within the premises. This may include recommendations such as management, encapsulation, warning labels or removal. There is no legal requirement to follow the recommendations made however it is strongly advised.
What many people do not realise is that an asbestos survey is not sufficient on its own to meet the requirements of today's legislation for the Duty Holder. We can also put together an asbestos management plan for our clients and help them implement this in order to comply with the current legislation of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Note: This is a legal requirement and needs to be carried out on any non domestic building built before the year 2000. Many companies are not aware of this fact and have been heavily fined by the HSE due to lack of co-operation. Negligence is not an excuse !
"A management survey is the standard survey. It is used to locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition."
Any building that was built before the year 2000 may contain asbestos materials.
Asbestos is known to be in over 4000 different building products, many of which are common everyday items that you wouldn’t suspect.
Please remember that an asbestos survey & management plan is a legal requirement in any non-domestic property and has been enforced by HSE legislation since 2004. The survey is required even if you believe there to be no asbestos on the premises.
Although there are far too many asbestos products to list, we have compiled a short video of the most popular types of asbestos containing materials which our surveyors come across.
Please remember that asbestos materials should only be handled by an appropriately trained, inured and competent person. If you would like to book an inspection, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 458 4136.
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