This sets the key stage for the asbestos management plan and is a vital part of the process of dealing with and managing asbestos-containing materials moving forward. When looking to determine the cost of having a survey done, a few factors come into play.
What the survey entails
An asbestos survey Manchester is an investigation into your premises to check for the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and their current state.
Any potential ACMs require asbestos testing of samples through a laboratory environment to identify any asbestos present and its current risk. This leads to an asbestos report being generated fully disclosing the type of asbestos, where it is located within the building and what its condition is. This helps to determine the proper course of action in either fully removing or keeping the material in its undisturbed state.
A full risk assessment and written plan of action is an all-important part of the process in dealing with asbestos to eliminate the risk of exposure to this hazardous material.
Types of survey
There are two main types of asbestos survey. Understanding which one is required depends on what it is being commissioned for.
An Asbestos Management Survey is carried out on buildings or sites that pre-date the year 2000 in construction, due to asbestos being banned in construction in the UK in 1999. The survey process involves a visual inspection of all areas of the premises in question, samples are taken of suspected ACMs for laboratory analysis and a report explaining material risks is completed. This is a standard survey type for asbestos management where no major building works need to be carried out.
An Asbestos Refurbishment & Demolition Survey is for buildings that require a more thorough and fully intrusive investigation into the fabric of the building to identify any ‘hidden’ asbestos in the structure. These surveys are required when any alterations or demolition works are planned to a structure. These surveys can be for full buildings or localised to specific areas where works are undertaken. A defined scope of work is required prior to starting the site works to ensure a full understanding of the extent and limitations the survey may have.
Asbestos survey costs
But what is the cost of an asbestos survey? The costs associated with an asbestos survey can vary significantly depending on the type of survey required and also the size, type and age of the building. Generally refurbishment & demolition surveys tend to cost more as the level of intrusive access into the fabric of the building can result in longer site time and therefore higher costs. A discussion ahead of the intended survey is required to understand the variables that will affect the cost of the survey. Good forward planning is advised to minimise any unnecessary extra costs.
Contact the team at Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions today for all enquiries about asbestos testing and asbestos surveys. We would be happy to discuss and guide on the process or your asbestos removal Manchester and asbestos removal Cheshire