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Asbestos Surveys

Phase Technology provides a comprehensive asbestos survey package which is the cornerstone to any asbestos management strategy. A tailored plan aids in your compliance with Regulation 4 of the control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (duty to manage), with regulation 10 putting a requirement on employers to ensure their staff have undergone suitable training.

 

Asbestos Surveys  
 

Type I Survey

The purpose of the survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in the building and assess their condition. This survey essentially defers the need to sample and analyse for asbestos. Any material, which can reasonably be expected to contain asbestos, must be presumed to contain asbestos, and where it appears highly likely to contain asbestos, there should be a strong presumption that it does. All materials, which are presumed to contain asbestos, will be assessed.

 

Type II Survey

Sampling survey (Standard sampling, identification and assessment). The purpose and procedures used in this survey are the same as for Type 1, except that representative samples are collected and analysed within a UKAS credited laboratory.  If the material sampled is found to contain asbestos, other similar homogeneous materials used in the same way in the building can be strongly presumed tocontain asbestos. A photographic record and material report will be produced and this can be used as the basis for the asbestos management within your property.

Type III Survey

This survey is required prior to demolition/major refurbishment. It is a full access sampling and identification survey used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the building and may involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. This survey is designed to be used as a basis for tendering the removal of ACMs from the building prior to demolition or major refurbishment, so the survey does not access the condition of the asbestos.  A photographic record and material report will be produced and this can be used as the basis for the asbestos management within your property.

 
 
 

Asbestos

Asbestos Management plan

Assuming you have asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) within your premises, they must be managed.  This is not a difficult process, but it does require some planning
The ACM’s must be safe, sealed, labelled and managed through a written management plan reviewed annually or more frequently if necessary. Your survey forms the basis of your register. For each asbestos item located the risk of disturbance must be established. From the risk assessment your management policy must be prepared including responsibilities and procedures.   The Register is your management tool. You must monitor its use and ensure the register is updated and the condition of asbestos containing materials reviewed. 

Asbestos awareness training

It is a requirement under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 that "Asbestos Awareness Training is given to all employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos. In particular, it should be given to all demolition workers and those workers in the refurbishment and allied trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the fabric of the building".