asbestos refurbishment and demolition surveys

The aim of a Refurbishment and Demolition Survey is to:

Identify all Asbestos Containing Materials within a particular building area or within the whole premises, so they can be removed.

Many buildings have been individually designed with their own layout and materials and there may have been numerous refurbishments and modifications over the years, with many changes and alterations to the building structure and appearance, e.g. ‘false’ floors, ceilings and walls, concealed and hidden areas and surface treatments.

The level of competency and knowledge needed for refurbishment and demolition surveys (e.g. on construction building techniques) is much greater than for management surveys and the intrusive nature presents more health and safety hazards.

Refurbishment and Demolition 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.


Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys FAQs

An Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Survey is required to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out.

This type of survey is invasive and thorough, as it needs to access all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. It’s designed to ensure that no one will be harmed by work on ACMs in the premises or equipment and that the work will be done by the right contractor in the right way.

This survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is performed on a property. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 require that all ACMs be removed before major refurbishments or final demolition.

This survey ensures that any materials containing asbestos are identified and removed safely and effectively, preventing exposure to asbestos fibres.

The survey involves a comprehensive examination of the property. It is highly invasive and may require breaking into concrete floors, opening up walls, and inspecting above-ceiling.

The goal is to locate and sample all materials suspected of containing asbestos. These samples are then analysed in a laboratory to confirm the presence of asbestos and determine its type and extent.

Once the survey is completed, a detailed report is provided outlining the findings. This report includes the location, presence, and extent of asbestos-containing materials, along with recommendations for their safe removal or management.

It is crucial for ensuring that the necessary steps are taken to remove the asbestos safely before any work begins, in compliance with legal requirements.

Conducting an Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Survey requires specialised knowledge and expertise to ensure it is done accurately and safely.

At Logic Safety Solutions, our team of experts has the necessary accreditation, experience, and equipment to conduct the survey effectively. We ensure compliance with UK regulations, minimising the risk of asbestos exposure and the legal repercussions of non-compliance.