Following the introduction of Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations in 2012, there is now a statutory duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. This duty became law on May 21st 2004 and is placed on those who have responsibility to repair and maintain premises. We can undertake every aspect of your asbestos management and ensure your full compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 4).
We can help duty-holders determine whether there is any asbestos present in their building with a variety of Asbestos Surveys.
We are able to undertake the following types of asbestos survey in accordance with the requirements of ISO17020 and HSG 264.
Asbestos law – whats the worst that could happen?
If you own or are responsible for a commercial building and you fail to manage the asbestos correctly you could expose individuals to asbestos fibres resulting in a prosecution and imprisonment.
A Management Survey aims to ensure that:
• Nobody is harmed by the continuing presence of ACM in the premises or equipment
• That the ACM remain in good condition; and that nobody disturbs it accidentally
The Survey must locate ACM that could be damaged or disturbed by normal activities, by foreseeable maintenance, or by installing new equipment. It involves minor intrusion and minor asbestos disturbance to make a Materials Assessment. This shows the ability of ACM, if disturbed, to release fibers into the air. It guides the client, eg in prioritising any remedial work.
Pre refurbishment asbestos surveys are carried out on the entire building or parts of a building which are to be subjected to planed refurbishment works. The purpose of the Survey is to ensure that contractors working on refurbishing work are protected from asbestos containing materials on site
The Survey must locate and identify all asbestos containing materials before any refurbishment work begins. It involves an intrusive and destructive inspection with the potential of asbestos disturbance. The area to be surveyed must be vacated during the survey and certified ‘fit for reoccupation’ after the survey.
A pre demolition asbestos survey must be carried out prior to any part or whole demolition building works. The purpose of this survey is to locate any asbestos containing materials that must be removed prior to any demolition works taking place.
This survey is very intrusive and damage will be caused. All areas in the building will be inspected and if asbestos is located but the demolition phase is not imminent, then the asbestos containing materials will need to be managed until it is removed from site. You will need to make sure all areas are accessible to avoid a revisit and incurring extra costs. All reports have an executive summary which summarises the findings of the survey and detailed recommendations.
Following the survey we will be able to provide professional recommendations on any ACMs identified to assist you in the implementation of your Asbestos Management Plan.
We are committed to service quality. All our survey work is covered by our quality management system and passes through a rigorous quality control process.
We are able to offer web-based access to your asbestos survey records via our online system. Our dedicated asbestos module provides:
An at-a-glance view of the asbestos risks in your properties and management reports can be generated showing last inspection dates, asbestos condition, recommendations and actions taken
Asbestos Re-inspection Services
We can re-inspect any previously surveyed property and update the information, whether held electronically or as a hard copy. We will discuss your requirements and identify the frequency of visits and checks. Where necessary, we can handle discussions with the HSE on your behalf.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires that the condition of asbestos-based products needs to be inspected regularly and records updated accordingly. The frequency of the asbestos inspection regime must not exceed 12 months.
Asbestos re-inspection surveys are designed to allow a competent person to monitor and record the condition of any previously identified asbestos products within a building.
Over time, asbestos-based products can degenerate, or be accidentally damaged thereby causing the risks associated with the material to change substantially. Additionally, the approved code of practice requires the asbestos management plan to be reviewed every six months.
We can advise on or supply efficient methods for complying with this requirement.
The new and updated asbestos survey report itself will include new photographs of those materials together with a new recommendation on how to safely manage those materials.
We have the experience where it counts
We can re-inspect any previously surveyed property and update the information, whether held electronically or as a hard copy. We will discuss your requirements and identify the frequency of visits and checks. Where necessary, we can handle discussions with the HSE on your behalf. This service can be offered over any period of time including a one, three, five or ten year period. The longer term options provide cost certainty and compliant information that protect your investment from the initial survey.
• Assess your current asbestos records and their format
• Provide a cost and programme for re-inspecting
• Contact you before your re-inspection is due
• Re-inspect your sites and update your asbestos records
• Advise where there have been any changes to asbestos containing materials and provide recommendations to maintain
• Review your asbestos policy and management plan
How the Every Aspect Maintenance Services team works;
We know the last thing your business needs is a load of disruption. So we’ll do everything possible to keep things simple and straightforward and work around you.
Whatever the circumstances, the process will start with our engineer visiting you at a time that suits you, to discuss specific requirements and budget. There’s no obligation and no fee.
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• Our engineer will visit at a time that suits you to inspect your premises and discuss your budget
• Within a week we will email you a set of recommendations, an estimate of how long the work will take and a quote
• If you decide to accept the quote – thank you! You just need to call or email the office to let us know
• We will check our schedule and agree dates with you for the work to start and finish
• Once the job is done we will leave the site clean and tidy and you will have all the relevant certification.
You’ll find that our engineers pride themselves on a friendly, flexible approach. They’ll work quietly in the background while you get on with your job