In cases where you are carrying out more extensive work that disturbs the fabric of the building materials, a management survey will not provide sufficient information. If you are planning on demolishing or refurbishing a property, for example, an Asbestos Demolition or Asbestos Refurbishment Survey is required.
These surveys are used to locate all Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in the area where the refurbishment work will take place, or throughout the building or site if demolition is planned. The survey conducted by our team will be fully intrusive and may involve destructive inspection in order to gain access to all areas. Therefore, surveys are usually only conducted in unoccupied areas to minimise risks.
There is a specific requirement in the Health and Safety at Work Act, 2016 for all Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) to be removed as far as reasonably practicable before major refurbishment or final demolition. Removing Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) is also appropriate in other smaller refurbishment situations that involve structural or layout changes to buildings (e.g. removal of partitions, walls, units etc). In this type of survey, the asbestos is identified so that it can be removed correctly.
The survey information we supply can be used in the tendering process for the removal of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) from the building before work starts. The survey report should be supplied to designers and contractors involved in the refurbishment or demolition work so that the asbestos risks can be addressed.