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Sampling and assessment survey
The Management Asbestos Survey replaces the old type 1 and type 2 asbestos survey. This is the survey that you will need in order to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 as the old type 1 and type 2 asbestos surveys no longer exist. The purpose of a management survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials, (ACMs) in the building which could be damaged during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition. A management survey includes an assessment of the condition of the various ACMs and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way. The material assessment will give a good initial guide to the priority for managing the ACMs. The survey will involve sampling and analysis to prove or disprove the presence of asbestos. However, management surveys can also involve presuming the presence of asbestos within the building.
Refurbishment & Demolition Survey
Full access and identification survey
The old “type 3 asbestos survey” is now known as either a “Refurbishment” or a “Demolition” asbestos survey and is required prior to any major refurbishment works or demolition of any commercial premises built prior to 2000. A refurbishment and demolition survey is required 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. The survey will be fully intrusive and will involve a destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas. A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling. As with a management survey a refurbishment and demolition survey will involve sampling and analysis to prove or disprove the presence of asbestos.