What is an Asbestos Survey?
An asbestos survey is a comprehensive examination of a property – undertaken to establish whether asbestos containing materials are present. During the course of the survey samples may be taken and analysed to provide absolute certainty as to whether asbestos is present. Once the preliminary survey and tests have been completed the surveyor will put together an asbestos management plan if asbestos is found. This plan will outline the next course of action; whether that be removal, treatment or simply care and attention to avoid disturbing asbestos during future refurbishment works.
When Are Asbestos Surveys Needed?
Duty holders of commercial property are legally obliged to perform an asbestos survey if their property was built or renovated between 1950 and 1999. The hazardous nature of asbestos is well documented and it is imperative that its presence is known and that an action plan is put into force if asbestos containing materials are encountered.
How Do I Get An Asbestos Survey?
An asbestos survey should only really be performed by an accredited asbestos surveyor who can show their credentials and competency. Here at Asbestos Survey Me we recommend the services of Lighthouse Risk Services Asbestos Surveys – their expertise and reputation are impeccable and prices amongst the most competitive in the UK.