What is an Asbestos Management Survey?
An Asbestos Management Survey (formerly a Type 2 Survey) is the minimum asbestos survey required in any non-domestic property that was built before 2000.
An Asbestos Management Survey is generally referred to as a standard survey. The purpose of this inspection is to locate and identify, as far as is reasonably practicable, the presence, extent and condition of any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the premises and assess their condition to comply with Regulation 4 ‘Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-Domestic Properties’ as stated in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012)
An Asbestos Management Survey will identify asbestos containing materials which could become damaged or disturbed during normal everyday occupancy and an assessment on the condition of the materials will also be made.
What’s involved in an Asbestos Management Survey?
Asbestos Management Surveys can entail some intrusive work and some disturbance. The level of this intrusion will differ between sites; your TGS Environmental Project Manager will give you a more detailed breakdown of what’s involved on your specific site. Various factors will apply such as building type, building construction and general accessibility. Our highly experienced surveyors will inspect all areas of the building (including floors, walls, ceilings, within suspended ceiling voids, loft voids, accessible risers etc.) to locate asbestos containing materials. This survey will not cause major damage to the building or surrounding areas. The Asbestos Management Survey, where required, will involve the collection of samples of potential asbestos containing materials, followed by the analysis of the samples at a UKAS accredited laboratory, to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos.