The frequency of asbestos surveys depends on your property type and its risk level. For properties constructed before 2000, an annual reinspection is recommended. However, if any alterations are planned that might disturb asbestos-containing materials, such as renovations or repairs, it is crucial to conduct a refurbishment survey prior to commencing any work.
If a tenant suspects that there are ACMs present in their property, you should arrange for an asbestos survey right away, so that you can determine the presence and condition of the materials. You should also inform the tenant of what steps you are taking, and put together a plan to protect them from any
Legionella thrives between 20°C and 45°C, and stagnant or rarely used outlets and the buildup of scale, rust, or sediment can also encourage its growth. If tenants experience respiratory issues or unexplained pneumonia cases after using the water, it might indicate contamination. Professional Legionella testing is the best method for detection.
Yes. Legislation states that if you control access to a non-domestic property, you are responsible for conducting or arranging asbestos surveys. However this also depends on your lease agreement so you may need to confirm this with your landlord.
It is strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for asbestos surveys to be completed by UKAS accredited organisations. It is the responsibility of the person employing the asbestos surveying company to check they have sufficient training and experience if UKAS accreditation has not been achieved. For more information, check out the official
Not necessarily. If the asbestos containing material is undisturbed and in good condition, and poses little to no risk, removal will not be required.
There are two types of asbestos surveys; Asbestos Management Surveys Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys Asbestos surveys are required when materials containing the substance are likely to be present within a property or building, but will not be disturbed. Refurbishment and demolition asbestos surveys are necessary in any building built before 2000 that is undergoing construction
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 came into force on 6 April 2012 (consolidating the previous regulations) and this contains a duty to owners or those responsible to manage asbestos responsibly in commercial or non-domestic buildings. It also requires minimum standards to protect all persons affected by work that is undertaken on asbestos in premises
The cost of a survey depends on the complexity, size and age of the building. It might be possible to provide you with a verbal quote by mail or over the phone if we have sufficient information (i.e. measurements or building plans).
A management plan cost will depend on the complexity, size and age of the building. The Asbestos Management Plan describes how the duty holder will manage risks from ACM’s throughout the property under their control and fully comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) and other relevant legislation that includes the Health