As the asbestos specialist, Core Surveys is UKAS Accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025 for undertaking all types of asbestos inspections and asbestos testing. We specialise in the three recognised types of asbestos survey, as set out in HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide, within a wide variety of building types including commercial and domestic.
Under current legislation, there is a duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. In order to manage asbestos, a survey will often be required. If you are purely looking to comply with legislation then you will require a Management Asbestos Survey. However, if you are looking to undertake refurbishment or demolition then you will require a more intrusive survey. HSG264 sets out the three survey types as follows:
Managed Asbestos Service
Management Asbestos Survey: The standard survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos-containing material in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.
Refurbishment or Demolition Asbestos Survey: Needed before any refurbishment or demolition is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos-containing materials 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 or 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 Sampling Service:
Particularly in the case of domestic clients, a survey can be more than is required so if you are simply looking to find out if one particular product within your property contains asbestos then our sampling service may be more appropriate. A surveyor will visit your property and take the required sample which will then be analysed in our in-house UKAS accredited laboratory and, following analysis, you will be provided a certificate. This service can be particularly useful to the DIY enthusiast!