Asbestos Survey Types

  • Asbestos Regulations

The Current Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) were updated in April 2012. An approved code of practice (ACOP) L143 Managing and working with asbestos has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) A copy can be viewed on the HSE website. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l143.htm

  • Who has a duty to manage asbestos?

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires the owner of non-domestic premises or the person or organisation that has responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises, to manage any asbestos within the property. The person responsible know as the Duty Holder will have to take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in.

Further information on managing asbestos is available on the following link http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg223.pdf

  • Asbestos Survey. Do I need one?

An asbestos survey is a report that will identify (as far as reasonably practicable) any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within the premises. It will also help you to manage any asbestos in your premises by providing accurate information about the location, amount and type of any ACMs.

  • How many different types of asbestos surveys are there?

There are two type of asbestos surveys. An Asbestos Management Survey and an Asbestos Refurbishment and demolition survey (Also known as a R&D survey).

A management survey is needed to manage any asbestos in non-domestic premises that maybe disturbed by people working in the premises or people carrying out maintenance on the premises.

A refurbishment and demolition surveys is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out.

Further information on the different types of asbestos surveys is available on the following link http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg264.pdf

  • What is an Asbestos Management survey?

A management survey is the standard survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

  • What is an Asbestos Refurbishment & Demolition survey?

A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.