The objective of the survey was to undertake a Management Survey of the premises. The objective is to identify, quantify and provide a risk assessment of those asbestos-containing elements within the building that are specified within the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006, i.e. sprayed coatings, textured coatings, thermal insulation, insulating boards and cement products.
The Health and Safety Executive has published a document entitled HSG 264 The Survey Guide. And replaces the (MDHS) – 100 Surveying, sampling, and assessment of asbestos containing materials.” Introduction of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006, which has an explicit duty to manage the risk from asbestos containing materials in premises.
Refurbishment and Demolition Survey
The objective of this type of survey is to identify, quantify and provide a risk assessment of those asbestos containing elements within the building which are specified within the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006
There is question of balance to be achieved in acquiring sufficient information to manage the risk associated with presence of asbestos within the fabric of a building and the degree to which damage and disruption is caused to both the fabric of the building and to the operation of your business.
This level of survey is required during a major refurbishment/alteration project. Where the client has commissioned this level of survey, the information should be used with caution and it should be used as a basis to re-inspect concealed areas (floor spaces, cavities, ceiling voids etc.) that may need to be exposed as part of the enabling works during major construction works.
Asbestos Ceilings and Riser Panels
It is possible for additional asbestos containing items to be concealed by asbestos ceiling tiles. For example an asbestos ceiling could conceal the presence of asbestos firebreaks, contaminated plant, air conditioning services, conduits, cabling etc and sprayed coating on soffits and structural steel beams. Similarly an asbestos riser panel could be concealing a asbestos insulated pipework.