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Asbestos Surveys

asbestos-surveys-ukas-inspection-certificate.gifOur experienced team that carry out asbestos surveys are all trained to BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) standards. We provide a full range of asbestos surveys to identify any Asbestos containing materials present in a building and are fully accredited for Asbestos Management Surveys and Asbestos Pre-Demolition/Refurbishment Surveys.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 imposes a “Duty to Manage Asbestos’. If you are responsible for any maintenance or repair, it is your legal duty to put into practice reasonable steps to:

  1. Ascertain if there are any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) on the premises.
  2. Determine the type and condition of any such materials.
  3. Presume materials contain Asbestos unless there is strong evidence to suggest otherwise.
  4. Assess the risk of disturbance / exposure of any ACMs or presumed ACMs.
  5. Prepare and implement a written plan on how the risks are to be managed.
  6. Monitor, review, and update the plan periodically.

All our Asbestos Surveys are carried out in accordance with HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide which was issued by the HSE in January 2012.

Here is an overview of the range of asbestos surveys we provide to identify any asbestos containing materials present in a building. Our team of surveyors can advise on the most appropriate form of asbestos survey and guide you through the available options.

 

Asbestos Management Survey

This is the most common type of asbestos survey. In a management survey all reasonably accessible areas are checked for asbestos containing materials and representative samples are taken. The asbestos survey report is designed to assist you in meeting your obligations under Regulation 4 of the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’. All samples are analysed in our in house UKAS accredited laboratory.

 

Asbestos Pre-Demolition/Refurbishment Survey

This asbestos survey is fully intrusive and all areas such as sealed voids and cavities are inspected. This type of survey is required prior to any refurbishment or demolition. Read more about this type of asbestos survey.

 

The Asbestos Survey Report

On completion of any asbestos survey the client is provided with the following:

  1. A comprehensive, detailed report highlighting the presence of any asbestos containing materials that were discovered (or presumed to exist) during the course of the asbestos survey.
  2. An asbestos register that can be used to identify the areas, monitor the condition and up-date the action plan on any asbestos containing materials that were found or presumed to exist.
  3. Individual assessments and recommendations for each asbestos containing material identified.
  4. Marked up floor plans and photographs showing asbestos containing materials and sampling points.
  5. Impartial advice on the action & treatment of the asbestos containing materials that are found.
  6. Advice on periodic inspections and how to keep the register up-to-date.

Asbestos survey testimonials

Vintec provide a reliable service and test results quickly, including the more detailed R&D asbestos surveys. We have had some instances where results are needed within a matter of hours and Vintec have provided the service without any quibbles.” Goodyer

The Vintec surveyors are always professional and require minimal supervision when carrying out their asbestos surveys. Correspondence, response time and work onsite is always timely and accurate and the asbestos testing service is exactly how you would hope it would be.” Chris Mason, Finance Manager, Albemarle Independent College, London

I know I am going to speak to or see somebody I know. This is a huge reassurance as they are familiar with the school and buildings. They can carry out the asbestos surveys under minimal supervision which again leaves me to spend my time more constructively.”