Asbestos Surveys

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Regulation 4 “The duty to manage Asbestos”.

Under current Health and Safety regulations “Duty holders” are required to:

  • Take reasonable steps to find out if there are asbestos containing materials in Non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in
  • Presume materials contain asbestos unless there is strong evidence that they do not
  • Make and keep up-to-date, a record of the location and condition of the asbestos containing materials, or materials which are presumed to contain asbestos
  • Assess the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from the materials identified
  • Prepare a plan that sets out in detail how the risks from these materials will be managed
  • Take the necessary steps to put the plan into action
  • Periodically review and monitor the plan and the arrangements to act on it so that the plan remains relevant and up-to-date
  • Provide information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them

Whatever a client’s requirements, PURUS can help in ensuring that compliance with the regulations are achieved and maintained.

All of our surveys are produced in accordance with the good practice guide HSG 264, following an effective management system, with sample analysis carried out by UKAS accredited laboratories.

Our Asbestos Surveyors are all highly qualified, possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience and like many of our staff hold the BOHS P402 certificate. In addition, our Management team hold S301 and/or BOHS P405 qualifications.

Management Surveys

The Management Survey purpose is required to manage ACM during the normal occupation and use of premises.

A Management Survey aims to ensure that:

  1. Nobody is harmed by the continuing presence of ACM in the premises or equipment
  2. That the ACM remain in good condition
  3. That nobody disturbs it accidentally

The Survey must locate ACM that could be damaged or disturbed by normal activities, by foreseeable maintenance, or by installing new equipment. It involves minor intrusion and minor asbestos disturbance to make a Materials Assessment. This shows the ability of ACM, if disturbed, to release fibres into the air. It guides the client in prioritizing any remedial work.

Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys

The Refurbishment / demolition Survey is required where the premises, or part of it, need upgrading, refurbishment or demolition. The Survey does not need a record of the ACM condition.

A Refurbishment / demolition Survey aims to ensure that:

  1. Nobody will be harmed by work on ACM in the premises or equipment
  2. Such work will be done by the right contractor in the right way

The Survey must locate and identify all ACM before any structural work begins at a stated location or on stated equipment at the premises. It involves destructive inspection and asbestos disturbance. The area surveyed must be vacated, and certified 'fit for reoccupation' after the survey.

All of our surveys are produced in accordance with the good practice guide HSG 264, following an effective management system, with sample analysis carried out by UKAS accredited laboratories.

Our Asbestos Surveyors are all highly qualified, possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience and like many of our staff hold the BOHS P402 certificate. In addition, our Management team hold S301 and/or BOHS P405 qualifications.