What Are The Different Types of Asbestos Surveys?

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There are many different types of Asbestos survey, each designed to ensure your property in Hull or East Yorkshire is safe from the dangers of asbestos. These surveys are appropriate for both domestic and commercial properties, and lead to the avoidance of the health risks associated with coming into contact with asbestos.

Asbestos Management Surveys

An Asbestos Management Survey is the main survey used to non-intrusively determine whether asbestos is present throughout the property. This usually begins with a visual inspection of the property, with key focus upon areas in which asbestos is usually found. These areas usually include roofing, tanks, pipes, ceilings, walls and doors but is extended to other specific features of your property such as window frames and toilet cisterns.

Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys are required for any work that modifies the internal structure of an area. This survey is used to find Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) that may be disrupted by works which could potentially become hazardous. This survey is more intrusive than the Asbestos Management Survey, but is necessary due to the risks involved in moving and damaging ACMs.

Contaminated land survey

Although not specific to asbestos, contaminated land surveys are required to determine whether an area is polluted by substances that could cause harm to people or protected species, or cause significant pollution to water sources. Asbestos pollution can occur in sites such as landfills, refineries, steelworks, mines and former factories. It is important that asbestos pollution is properly identified and solved before land can be safely used for new projects or purposes.

Click here to read our article about the dangers of asbestos, which highlights the many reasons why having the right asbestos survey is important.

September 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What Are The Different Types of Asbestos Surveys?