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Asbestos Surveys & Removal
A management survey is the standard survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM's) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.
The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence or absence of ACM's However a management survey can also involve presuming the presence or absence of asbestos. A management survey can be completed using a combination of sampling ACM's and presuming ACM's or, indeed, just presuming. Any materials presumed to contain asbestos must also have their condition assessed (i.e. a material assessment).
Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys
A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACM's in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.
The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.
Asbestos Survey Reports
H Cope & Sons have developed a bespoke reporting system which enables us to carry out a survey and furnish you with the results in a highly efficient and professional manner. Please contact us for further information.