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                          The purpose of an asbestos survey


■ To help manage asbestos in your premises.

■ To provide accurate information on the location, amount and condition of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

■ To assess the level of damage or deterioration in the ACMs and whether remedial action is required.

■ To use the survey information to prepare a record of the location of any asbestos, commonly called an asbestos register,* and an asbestos plan of the building(s).

■ To help identify all the ACMs to be removed before refurbishment work or demolition.


*Note: the information in the register should be used to inform the risk assessment (eg consider who could disturb asbestos on your premises), and to establish the management plan to prevent such a disturbance.

                                      Survey key points

■ Be aware that the survey is essential for the client/dutyholder to successfully manage asbestos.

■ All asbestos should be located as far as reasonably practicable within the survey type.

■ Ensure that the appropriate survey is undertaken for the client’s needs.

■ Avoid caveats.

■ Ensure the survey is reported in a format that can be used to prepare an asbestos register and building plan.

■ Inform the client that the survey is not the end point in managing asbestos.

Asbestos is the largest occupational killer, causing 1000's of deaths each year it is a highly carcinogenic substance, only competent and skilled workers should work with asbestos, book your survey using the form on the home page or request a call back prior to any works being arranged.

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