Asbestos Survey Types
We undertake 2 different types of asbestos survey nationwide as directed by UK legislation.
• Management Asbestos Surveys (Previously known as a Type 2 survey)
• Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Surveys (Previously known as a Type 3 survey)
Management Asbestos Surveys
Management asbestos surveys ( formally Type 2 asbestos survey) are standard inspection surveys in order to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for all commercial and industrial property and also for those buying or disposing of property. This type of inspection is non-intrusive but does include sampling of suspect materials which are then sent to the laboratory to report on whether asbestos is present and if so, what types of asbestos. If you are a business whether leaseholder or freeholder this survey will identify what asbestos containing materials are in place within the your demise, their condition and what your legal obligations are in order to comply with the regulations. If you have been asked to carryout an asbestos survey for management purposes and provide an asbestos register for insurance or compliance purposes, including visits from either HSE or Environmental Health this is the survey type which includes the information set out in Regulation 4 “Duty to Manage” All commercial & industrial property ( some residential properties are also cover) built prior to the year 2002 are included in the regulation, regardless of size.
Refurbishment-Demolition Asbestos Surveys
Refurbishment-Demotion asbestos survey ( formally Type 3 asbestos survey) must be undertaken on properties which are due to be refurbished or demolished ( or elements of both). Professionals, occupiers and management agents involved in minor and major fit-outs and strip-out will need to commission such a survey prior to beginning the works. As well as the requirements for this type of survey covered under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and HSG264, further stipulations are laid out in the CDM Regulations 2015 ( Construction Design and Management). The aim of this survey type is to survey the property in question for asbestos containing materials so as these can be managed safely or as is usually the case removed safely inline with the regulations before the strip-out and re-fit. All property types are covered regardless of size or class of use – residential, commercial, industrial or mixed. RD asbestos Surveys are highly intrusive and damage will occur to elements of the property in order to inspect the fabric of the building, as such this type of survey can only usually be undertaken in a vacant property and one which is owned by the person or company commissioning the survey.
Our Survey reports will always contain a number of key pieces of information such as the material assessment risk rating for each individual occurrence and recommendations on materials found including photographs and highlighted floor plans (where applicable) this information can then be used by those involved in the refurbishment and or demolition works.
If you are unsure as to which asbestos survey type you require please contact us and one of our surveyors will be happy to discuss your requirements.
We undertake asbestos surveys as directed by UK legislation. We provide Management Asbestos Surveys & Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys for all residential properties, commercial properties & industrial properties.
Lead Paint Surveys
Lead paint surveys & analysis are crucially important for those involved in refurbishment or renovation, particularly in period properties or listed buildings which have been neglected or have remained unchanged for some time.