The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 state that “Owners and occupiers of non domestic premises, who have maintenance and repair responsibilities for those premises, have a duty to assess them for the presence of asbestos and the condition of that asbestos.” Where asbestos is present the duty holder must ensure the risk from the asbestos is assessed. A written plan identifying where asbestos is located is prepared and the measures to manage the risk from the asbestos are set out in the plan. Other parties have a legal duty to co-operate with the duty holder.
In 2010 the Health and Safety Executive publication MDHS 100 was superseded by the new and current publication HSG 264 ‘Asbestos: The survey guide’. The ‘survey guide’ describes the 2 different types of asbestos survey and when they are required to be carried out:
‘Management Surveys’ will be required during the normal occupation and use of the building to ensure continued management of the ACMs that are in situ.
All BDA Surveying Ltd reports contain asbestos registers, photographs of any asbestos containing materials found, CAD drawings ofthe buildings showing the type and location of the asbestos materials and the certificate of bulk sample analysis. The presentations of the report can be tailored to suit the clients requirements in a clear and unambiguous format. Clients who have a large number of reports may wish to use our secure database which is accessible through our website and via customer login portal.
‘Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys’ will be necessary when the building (or part of it) is to be upgraded, refurbished or demolished. It is probable at larger premises a mixture or the survey types will be appropriate, e.g. a boiler house due for demolition will require a refurbishment/demolition survey, while offices at the same site would require a management survey.
BDA Surveying Ltd holds a UKAS inspection accreditation (UKAS No. 395) for undertaking management and refurbishment/demolition surveys.
All our surveys are undertaken by Surveyors holding the British Institute of Occupational Hygiene P402 Proficiency Certificate in Buildings Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos and comply with the Health and Safety Executive publication HSG 264 ‘Asbestos: The survey guide’.