IMPORTANT: It is a legal requirement to conduct a refurbishment & demolition asbestos survey on all buildings constructed pre-2000 before any type of demolition or refurbishment work is carried out.
Anyone who is involved in building maintenance, refurbishment or demolition could be at risk if they disturb asbestos, including its removal, drilling, sanding or cutting. It’s found in many of the common materials used in building—over 3,600 products are listed. Some of these are:
- Loose asbestos in ceiling or floor cavity
- Lagging of water pipes and tanks
- Asbestos cement products like corrugated roof panels
- Sprayed coatings
- Roofing felt
- Thermal and acoustic insulation
- Fire protection on doors
- Floor tiles
- Rope seals and gaskets
Responsibility to manage risks is outlined in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012), which we strictly observe. This ensures that any asbestos present is located and identified, then managed properly to prevent possible exposure.
We have a team of experienced surveyors, highly qualified to at least BOHS P402 certificate level. Our sampling services are carried out to be compliant with HSG264 and HSG248, in laboratories accredited to UKAS ISO 17020 and ISO 17025.