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Asbestos Surveying & Audits

The key to managing asbestos is to:

  • Identify its location
  • Through laboratory testing identify its type
  • Ascertain its condition
  • Work out how much you have of the material

This can be achieved by carrying out surveys, all our surveys are conducted with due concern for the sensitive nature of the work being carried out and every effort is made to ensure minimum disruption to your organisations daily activities.

Why is it important when selecting a consultancy to use an accredited (UKAS ISO 17020) inspection body to carry out your survey work? Read what the HSE recommend.

Who Needs an Asbestos Survey?

Under the Control of Asbestos regulations 2012 and Health & Safety guidance HSG264, any non-domestic building must have an asbestos survey undertaken. Under the Act, this is the responsibility of the duty holder.

Non-domestic property

This is any building used solely for commercial purposes but also includes the shared and common parts of multiple-occupancy residential premises. These would include; foyers, lifts, stairs, lobbies; boiler and plant rooms, roof spaces, communal yards, gardens, store rooms, external outbuildings, bike shelters etc.

Who is the dutyholder?

All those who have responsibility for the maintenance and/or repair of non-domestic premises have duties under this regulation. The extent of the legal duty is determined by the terms of any tenancy agreement or contract that applies, and in the absence of any such agreement, on the degree of control the party has over the premises. The duty holder may well be the landlord, tenant or a managing agent, depending on the circumstances of the case. In some situations, responsibility could be shared between two or more parties.

What Type Of Survey Do I need?

In brief there are 3 types of survey that may be required

1) Management Survey:

This survey is conducted to all reasonably accessible areas and involves sampling of suspect materials to determine the presence of asbestos, the results of this survey will usually form the basis of an asbestos register and management plan.

2) Pre-refurbishment or Demolition Survey:

These surveys are conducted prior to major refurbishment and demolition and aim to identify asbestos as much as reasonably practicable within the fabric of the building, planning is essential to ensure adequate access and equipment is in place to reach hard to access areas.

3) Annual Asbestos Audits:

This involves the re-inspection of previously identified asbestos items to ensure they remain in a safe managed condition in accordance with the management requirements of CAR2012.

Our UKAS accreditation ensures Euro Environmental can provide reliable results, with all sampling and surveying practices complying with the rigorous standards outlined in ISO17020.

Many organisations spend vital resources having surveys conducted before implementing elaborate management systems. The information collated then becomes out dated through a failure to audit the Asbestos items identified. Euro Environmental will work with you to carry out audits of asbestos in your buildings and develop future audit plans, to ensure the data remains current and compliant with regulation.

We will work closely with you to deliver the right format for your asbestos register. Registers can be provided as part of an advanced estate management IT system, or simply as a singular report in a digital or paper copy. Whatever your requirements you can rest assured our staff can meet the demands of your organisation.

For more information on asbestos surveying services or if you simply require a competitive quote please call us on 0870 7019170 or simply complete our online contact form and a member of our team will respond to your query promptly.

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