MAJOR REFURBISHMENT / PRE DEMOLITION ASBESTOS SURVEYS
This type of survey involves intrusive inspection to locate all asbestos containing materials so that they can be removed and is necessary when a building is to be upgraded, refurbished or demolished. They are generally undertaken in buildings which are vacant and/or unoccupied. This survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.
The survey will involve destructive inspection as necessary, to gain access to all locations, including those that may be difficult to reach. Refurbishment work may vary from relatively small to large projects. Small scale work may occur in different parts of a building at different times over several years. A full asbestos sampling programme is undertaken in these areas to identify possible ACMs and to obtain estimates of the volume and surface area of the ACMs present. The survey is primarily designed to identify ACMs so that they can be removed in preparation for the refurbishment or demolition. Some advice is offered on the types of ACMs that it is permissible not to have removed prior to demolition.
- Executive summary of identified asbestos containing materials, recommended actions and areas of no access
- Introduction and initial observations
- Asbestos fibre identification report
- Certificate of positive & negative samples
- Photographs of positive sample locations
- Visio site plans showing all sample locations
ASBESTOS FIBRE IDENTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH HSG 248
Rex Bishop and Son Ltd offers a competitive asbestos fibre identification service carried out in accordance with HSE Guidance Note Asbestos: The analysts’ guide (HSG 248), returning results by email within 24-48 hours in most cases.
In the United Kingdom, the three most common forms of asbestos are Chrysotile (white), Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue). They are found in common building materials such as insulation board panels, bonded cements, gaskets, insulation, textured coatings and vinyl flooring.
Samples can be taken by our surveyors or collected from the client.
An asbestos fibre identification certificate is produced for each sample analyzed, which is available in a PDF format via email for a fast and reliable return of results.