When it comes to asbestos, prevention is far better than treatment – this means taking every possible precautionary measure before a problem occurs.
With our expert knowledge and thorough survey techniques, you can be sure that nothing has been overlooked and that your building remains safe for years to come.
Contact us right away to find out more about how we can do a thorough asbestos management survey for your building.
The aim of a Management Survey is to:
Management Surveys will involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. The extent of the intrusion will vary between premises and depend on what is reasonably practicable for individual properties e.g. type of building, nature of construction, etc.
5 reasons why an asbestos management survey is so important
In the UK, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 mandates that the duty holder (usually the owner of the building) must manage the risks associated with asbestos in non-domestic premises. Failure to identify and manage asbestos properly can result in hefty fines or legal action.
Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can be highly dangerous when they become airborne, as they can lead to severe respiratory issues including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. An asbestos management survey identifies the location, type, and condition of ACMs, allowing for appropriate measures to be taken to ensure the safety of employees and anyone else who might be affected.
Asbestos management surveys provide comprehensive data that can be used to evaluate the level of risk associated with the asbestos present in a building. This information is critical for the development of an effective asbestos management plan, which outlines how identified ACMs should be managed or remediated.
Knowing the state and location of asbestos-containing materials can help organizations budget for the costs associated with asbestos management. This could range from simple labelling and monitoring to more costly abatement procedures. Without a survey, the costs associated with emergency removal or health-related lawsuits could be significantly higher.
If any renovation or demolition is planned, an asbestos management survey provides essential information for contractors and construction workers. This ensures that they are aware of the locations of ACMs and can take necessary precautions, thereby preventing accidental disturbance of asbestos-containing materials that could make asbestos fibres airborne.