Asbestos Management Survey
An asbestos management survey is legally required to every non-domestic building built before the year 2000 and is also required to communal areas such as a block of flats as stated within the current asbestos legislation 'Control of asbestos regulations 2012'. Management asbestos survey were previously known as type 1 or type 2 surveys. The asbestos management survey purpose 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 day to day occupancy.
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Our asbestos management surveys will include a risk assessment of the condition of the various asbestos containing materials found and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way. Following completion of your management survey, you will be provided with a report detailing the location and properties of any asbestos found within the building.
This will give you a good initial guide to the priority for managing asbestos containing materials as it will identify the materials that will most readily release airborne fibres if they are disturbed.
Asbestos in buildings
Below are key points you really need to know regarding Asbestos in Buildings:
Asbestos only becomes a problem once it’s disturbed and the fibres airborne.
Any building built prior to year 2000 can contain asbestos.
Non-domestic buildings must have an asbestos survey report and register. Asbestos materials identified in the building must be managed and the register updated regularly.
Preventing exposure to asbestos dust will protect against related illness and fatal diseases
If you own or are responsible for a commercial building and you fail to manage the asbestos correctly you could expose individuals to asbestos fibres resulting in a prosecution and imprisonment.