When surveying you have two options, either a management survey or pre demolition/refurbishment survey.
In identifying your obligations in managing asbestos you can either:
- Presume all materials that could be are asbestos-containing materials (ACM);
- Gather evidence to show they are not;
- Survey your premises/areas of responsibility to identify which materials are ACM;
- Use a combination of the above.
When surveying you have two options, either a management survey or pre-demolition/refurbishment survey. As the names imply, an asbestos management survey is designed to non-intrusively look at the surfaces and materials present in your premises that may be ACM and that could be disturbed. The latter is an intrusive investigation of the premises to assess the possible contact with asbestos during refurbishment or demolition work.
We specialise in management surveys and combining the material and priority assessments into effective asbestos risk assessments. Our surveys deliver an up to date and working register of your ACM, as well as a scored priority matrix to help you develop a risk-based action plan for your ongoing management.
Add to this the experience we can provide in discussing your options for managing your ACM, available either at the time of survey (for existing known ACM) or during our personal presentation of your survey report, and you have everything you need to not only comply but mange your ACM safely.