Asbestos Management Surveys

Asbestos management surveys are the standard survey. The purpose of an Asbestos management survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing materials in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and to assess their condition.

Minor intrusive work may be required during asbestos management surveys, however this will be dependant on client requests/building structure.

Sampling and Analysis

The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos containing materials. Samples are analysed at ENV’s in-house laboratory. (UKAS Testing Laboratory 2794) It should be  noted that by having our own laboratory there are no financial implications associated with the number of samples taken during a survey; unlike some other companies, we do not charge for additional samples taken during an Asbestos Management Survey.

Comprehensive Report

A comprehensive report is produced detailing the location, condition, material assessment and recommendations for remediation for asbestos materials identified, including photographic records and plans.

Typical compilation of an ENV report:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Survey Results Table
  • Inaccessible Areas
  • Photographic Record
  • Bulk Analysis Certificates
  • Site Drawings
  • Appendices

The Asbestos Management Survey will generally form the integral part of a clients Asbestos Management Plan.

Asbestos Re-inspection Surveys

If asbestos containing materials have been found in your building there is a responsibility to regularly monitor the condition of them. This re-inspection ensures that any asbestos materials which have deteriorated since first identification are managed according to any increase in the risk they pose. (The HSE recommend a period not exceeding 12 months between inspections).