Asbestos surveys are a vital tool for those in construction and building management as well as a  variety of other industries. Asbestos surveys are required by law due to the high risks that  asbestos materials present in buildings. An asbestos survey will include a range of important  information, in this blog we will highlight the information you should see in asbestos survey. 

Information about your surveyor and the date  

It is important to ensure you use a competent surveyor with experience of asbestos surveys as if  your survey is not completed correctly or is inadequate the consequences can be disastrous.  When you receive your asbestos survey report ensure it includes the name of your surveyor as  well as the company they represent and contact information. It is important this information is  included, so you can contact your surveyor if you have any issues. 

Executive summary  

The executive summary will give you a complete overview of your report and is a great way to get  an understanding of your report in a bite size chunk. 

Main findings  

This section of the report will detail the key findings of the asbestos survey including the location  of any asbestos-containing materials that could be damaged or disturbed by normal activity.  Normal activity may include maintenance, installing new equipment or replacing pipes. It is  important to ensure all asbestos-containing materials have been noted, so they can be monitored  and reassessed in the future. 

Recommendations  

Your surveyor will include a list of recommendations in your asbestos survey report, this may  include removing materials or getting materials checked out in greater detail. This is an important  section of the report to read as some recommendation may need to be actioned for the building  to be safe. 

Any further actions  

Any further action required will be detailed in this section, this may include additional actions that  need to be completed in order for construction work to be carried out or for the building to be  occupied again. 

Details of the laboratory  

When your surveyor completes your survey they will take samples of any asbestos-containing  materials to be tested. It is vital the name and contact details of the laboratory is included in your  report, so you can contact them if necessary. 

If you require an asbestos survey, please contact our team on 07872 054963 or email info@se asbestos-surveys.co.uk for a quote or to discuss your requirements.