Asbestos Surveys in Kent, London & the South East
Our team of professionally experienced surveyors are fully trained in accordance with the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)’s P402 Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling qualification.
Undertaking asbestos management surveys, refurbishment/pre-demolition surveys, asbestos bulk sampling/testing, asbestos awareness training along with re-inspection surveys assisting our customers to comply with current legislation.
If you have any questions about the need for a survey or the process involved, please contact us for details. Our expert team is always on hand to advise you, no matter what the query is.
Asbestos Surveying in Kent – What is Involved?
Its purpose is to detect the presence of any suspect asbestos-containing materials in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy. Our report will demonstrate, the location, condition, volume and type of asbestos contained within the material sampled. Arranging for professional surveying is always highly recommended for building projects and is required for projects such as demolition for buildings in which asbestos may be present.
The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos. To ensure a cost-effective approach to our clients, if the material sampled is found to contain asbestos, other similar materials used in the same way can be presumed to be the same material, therefore reducing the overall cost of the survey.
The survey will ensure asbestos is correctly detected and can then be tested appropriately.
A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. We have many years of experience offering asbestos surveying services for refurbishments and demolitions. We will take a structured approach to asbestos surveying and removal to ensure the safety of all on-site and in the immediate vicinity.
HSE Regulating – Your Survey Report
All surveys undertaken conform to the HSE Publication HSG264 and provide you, as the client, with a detailed report illustrating:
- Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
- Bulk sample analysis
- Condition of ACMs
- Asbestos register
- Photographic and location identification
- Risk assessment
- Management plan
- Denoted Floor Plans
- Compliance Certification
Refurbishment and demolition surveys are intended to locate all the asbestos in the building as far as reasonably practicable and may need to destructively penetrate all parts of the building structure. A full sampling programme is undertaken to identify possible asbestos-containing materials and to estimate the volume and surface area of the material identified.
If you are having any work carried out on your building it is essential that you get an asbestos survey carried out. The risks associated with the disturbance of asbestos simply aren’t worth it so it is always recommended to at least get the area tested before going further with any building works.
Why Do I Need an Asbestos Survey?
If you suspect that there is asbestos in your property or building then it is vital that you get an asbestos survey. An asbestos survey will be able to identify any asbestos-containing materials (ACMS) that are present in the building. You must also get an asbestos survey if you are planning to do any refurbishment or demolition work on your building if it was constructed pre-2000.
Without an asbestos survey, we won’t be able to confirm any suspected asbestos in your home. This is also important when it comes to managing asbestos as a survey can form the basis of your plan for asbestos management. Once your asbestos survey has been carried out then we will be able to confirm any asbestos-containing materials. If your property does contain asbestos and requires asbestos removal in Kent, then we will need to organise an asbestos removal service with you. This will enable us to rid your property of the dangerous asbestos.
All About Asbestos are committed to ensuring that asbestos is dealt with properly and professionally. With over 30 years of industry experience, we know exactly what to do if a client comes to us with a problem. We will also ensure that all risks are mitigated and that you and your staff are safe on-site. We work together with our clients to ensure that health and safety legislation is being followed, whilst providing a high-quality service.
An asbestos survey and testing are vital for determining whether something contains asbestos and which type that is. Once this has been done you will receive a full report with the details.
Every quote we provide is bespoke due to the specific requirements of each survey. We ensure every customer receives a fair and competitive price. Please contact us for a quote.
Once the survey has been conducted the suspected asbestos will be tested and then we can verify whether it is an asbestos-containing-material. Then if the asbestos poses too much of a risk, we can organise removal of it.