The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 require asbestos to be identified and assessed in non-domestic premises. There is an explicit duty on the owner and employer in occupation to manage the risks from asbestos in their premises.
The Regulations also apply to communal areas of purpose-built flats or conversions to flats.
Innopulse Environmental carry out Management, Refurbishment & Demolition Surveys in accordance with HSE Survey Guide HSG264 and the following Legislation
Asbestos surveys involve:
- A pre-survey risk assessment
- Inspection for ACMs (asbestos-containing materials)
- Sampling of suspect ACMs for laboratory identification
- Comprehensive written report and assessments, analysis certificate, marked-up floor plans, photographs etc
Innopulse Environmental Consultants surveys adhere to HSG 264 (a guide to asbestos surveying that places responsibility on both the dutyholder and the surveyor).
There are four types of asbestos survey:
Management Asbestos Survey (formerly a Type 2 survey)
This is the minimum survey usually carried out within a building and covers the general daily activities likely to occur within a property. Read more about Management Surveys.
Refurbishment Asbestos Survey (formerly a Type 3 survey)
This type of survey is required prior to any refurbishment or ‘significant’ works to a property. ‘Significant’ could mean removing walls, doors, windows etc. or installing new equipment. Read more about Refurbishment Asbestos Surveys.
Demolition Asbestos Survey (formerly a Type 3 survey)
This type of survey is required prior to any demolition, this is a full access survey where all areas of the building are inspected. Read more about Demolition Asbestos Surveys.
Re-Inspection Asbestos Survey
This type of surveyis a follow on from a Asbestos Management Survey and would be used to check the asbestos materials that are left in situ, how often this survey is done is based on the conditions of the asbestos in the building.Read more about Re-Inspection Asbestos Surveys.