Asbestos Surveys

What Is An Asbestos Survey?

At Resolve Asbestos Management in Blackpool, we specialise in asbestos surveys, which are conducted to help you manage or safely remove asbestos in your premises by providing accurate information about the location, amount and type of any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). The asbestos survey can help to provide enough information so that an asbestos register, a risk assessment and a management plan can then be prepared. The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to determine the presence of asbestos so asbestos surveys should only be carried out by competent surveyors who can clearly demonstrate they have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications. We work throughout the UK, including Blackpool, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Chester.

Asbestos regulations (The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012) place a legal duty on employers or premises owners to take steps to identify, manage and monitor asbestos-containing materials within their property. These regulations have been implemented as a result of the known carcinogens that are present in asbestos when it becomes airborne.

 There are two types of survey referred to in the the Health and Safety Executive asbestos survey guide HSG264; management surveys and refurbishment and demolition surveys.

Asbestos surveys

Purpose Of Asbestos Surveys

• To provide accurate information on the location, amount and condition of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). 
• To assess the level of damage or deterioration in the ACMs and whether remedial action is required. 
• To use the survey information to prepare a record of the location of any asbestos, commonly called an asbestos register, and an asbestos plan of the building(s). 
• To help identify all the ACMs to be removed before refurbishment work or demolition. 

Fully-Certified Surveyors

Our surveyors are Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 3 Certified and the documents produced are
in accordance with HSG264 and HSG227.

After the survey we will provide you with a comprehensive written report that comprises a detailed and documented assessment of the property. This will help you protect your business, employees and customers by providing prioritised recommendations for action to rectify problem areas and strengthen your existing asbestos management plans to ensure that you comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
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Which Asbestos Survey Do I Need?

The type of survey will vary during the lifespan of the premises and several may be needed over time. 
A management survey will be required during the normal occupation and use of the building to ensure continued management of the asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in situ. A refurbishment or demolition survey will be necessary when the building (or part of it) is to be upgraded, refurbished or demolished. 

Multiple Asbestos Surveys

It is probable that at larger premises a mixture of survey types will be appropriate, e.g. a boiler house due for demolition will require a refurbishment/demolition survey, while offices at the same site would have a management survey. In later years refurbishment surveys may be required in rooms or floors which are being upgraded. In sectors where there are large numbers of properties (e.g. domestic houses) or internal units (e.g. hotels), only particular rooms may be specified for upgrading, e.g. kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Refurbishment surveys would only be necessary in these locations.
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If you would like to book in for an asbestos survey to find out whether you will need to undertake an asbestos removal in your home or business premises, call Resolve Asbestos Management in Blackpool today.
 Call us now on 01253 319 454
Based in Blackpool and Preston, we work in the local areas and nationwide, including; Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Chester.
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