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Commercial Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Management Survey | Asbestos Refurbishment asbestos survey for commercial properties are on High Demand in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

If you are the owner of a commercial property, or you are in the process of buying a commercial property, you may be the person legally responsible for managing any asbestos present at the property. This is why, should you be considering selling a commercial property at some point in the future, you should have an asbestos survey conducted.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 clearly sets out these responsibilities for any property that is non-domestic. Exposure to asbestos can be fatal, causing serious illnesses that can take decades to manifest and produce symptoms. Since asbestos was banned in construction in the UK in 1999 there is no need for concern in any commercial building constructed after this date, but there is a large number of buildings that are dated prior to this cut off.

It is important that you understand the location and potential danger of ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) if you own a commercial property, or you are a tenant or manager of a building with responsibilities that include managing asbestos.

If you are planning to sell a commercial property, it will be a much more enticing prospect if the buyers can see that there has been a recent asbestos survey and/or asbestos removal project, as this ensures they do not have any nasty surprises awaiting them should they purchase the property.

If you would like help testing asbestos in a commercial building, contact Health and Safety people today on 01312033042

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Types of Asbestos Surveys in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Management asbestos surveys

An Asbestos Register and Management Plan is required by law under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for all commercial properties, including the communal areas of residential apartment buildings, built before the year 2000.

The purpose of the Asbestos Management Survey is to:

  • Ensure that nobody is harmed by the presence of the ACMs on the premises
  • That any identified asbestos remains in a good condition and is safe to manage in place
  • That any asbestos is not likely to be disturbed or damaged

An Asbestos Management Survey is undertaken to locate the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) and includes a risk assessment and asbestos register which forms the basis of the Asbestos Management Plan for the building or site. The surveys are non-intrusive and designed to identify reasonably accessible ACMs within or to the exterior fabric of the building and assess their condition. As no damage is caused to surfaces and fabric, the survey can be carried out on an occupied building or prior to purchase.

Our Asbestos Management Surveys provides

  • Building review and survey summary
  • Asbestos register
  • Material risk assessment
  • Sample analysis details
  • Colour photographs of all samples
  • Recommendations and advice for all ACMs identified
  • Annotated floor plans
  • Digital copy in pdf format both by email 

Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

A Refurbishment and Demolition commercial (R&D) Asbestos Survey is required when the building, or part of the building, is to be refurbished, extended or demolished.

R&D surveys are typically subdivided into;

  • Refurbishment Asbestos Survey
  • Major Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey

Refurbishment Asbestos Survey

If you are planning works to a particular area of the building that involves little or no disturbance to the main building fabric then we will tailor the survey to best suit your schedule of works. For example, if you have a fire alarm install or are removing an area of internal partition walls, then we will tailor the survey to only inspect the particular fabric affected by the cable routes for the install, or of the walls being removed. We will not cause any damage to floors, walls, ceilings, boxings, fixtures or fittings that do not form part of the proposed refurbishment or fit out works.

Why do I need an Refurbishment & Demolition survey?

The purpose of the R&D survey is to:
  • Identify all ACMs before any strip out, demolition or structural work begins
  • Allow for provision of a clear plan for the safe removal of all asbestos materials that would be disturbed by the proposed works

A Refurbishment and Demolition Survey involves a destructive inspection and ACMs are likely to become uncovered during the process

Our Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Surveys

  • Building review and survey summary
  • Asbestos register
  • Material risk assessment
  • Sample analysis details
  • Colour photographs of all samples
  • Recommendations and advice for all ACMs identified
  • Annotated floor plans
  • Digital copy in pdf format both by email 

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