Asbestos surveys

The Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2012 impose a duty to manage asbestos on dutyholders, ie. persons in control of non-domestic premises. Bridgend Asbestos Services offer a full range of asbestos services to assist homeowners, tenants, landlords, dutyholders and contractors including all types of asbestos survey.

 

Asbestos management surveys

Standard sampling, identification and assessment survey

The purpose of an asbestos management survey is to locate and assess, as far as is reasonably practicable, any suspect asbestos-containing materials which could be damaged or disturbed during normal use of a building, including any foreseeable maintenance and installation. 

Representative samples may be collected and analysed for asbestos content.  If a material is positively identified, other similar homogeneous materials can be strongly presumed to contain asbestos.  Less homogeneous materials will require a greater number of samples.  Where samples are not taken, suspect materials are presumed or strongly presumed to contain asbestos.

Asbestos cement roof sheets near Cwmbran from an asbestos management survey in Cwmbran, Torfaen

Asbestos refurbishment and/or demolition surveys

Full access sampling and identification survey

Refurbishment and demolition surveys are used to locate and describe, as far as is reasonably practicable, all asbestos-containing materials within a building or specified area(s) of a building and may involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach.  As the intrusive survey may be carried out some time ahead of the proposed works, materials are assessed so that they may be managed appropriately during the intervening period.