Testing For Asbestos - Management and Services

Asbestos Surveys, Testing & Management

Management Surveys

This is the standard asbestos survey, which aims to identify, quantify and provide a risk assessment on all asbestos containing materials within a premises. The survey involves sampling materials by way of a representative sample specimen, which is subject to a risk assessment and subsequently analysed by a UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. It is undertaken as a starting point to satisfy the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (CAR 2006).

Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys

This type of asbestos survey is required by CAR 2006 (and often CDM 2009) before any works on the fabric pf a building can commence. The aim is to identify all asbestos containing materials and may involve destructive and aggressive inspection techniques. The survey involves sampling materials by way of a representative sample specimen and subsequently analysed by a UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. There is no risk assessment as all asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) detected are recommended to be removed under suitable condition as required by CAR 2006 regulation 5. The asbestos survey report is used as the basis to tender for removal of asbestos containing materials within the premises.

Management Plans

The CAR 2006 regulation 4 states all duty holders with known or presumed asbestos containing materials within their premises must have a proactive asbestos management plan in operation. A management plan must document the policies and procedures to control risks presented by ACM’s.

Asbestos Awareness Training

The asbestos awareness training course is provided to meet the demands of CAR 2006 regulation 10 Information, Instruction and Training. The course is aimed toward individuals who work on the fabric of a building, ie builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, IT installation operatives etc. The course is intended to give awareness and an understanding of asbestos types, applications, health effects, legislation, recognition of asbestos containing materials and procedures.

Introduction to Asbestos

This course is unique to Maple Surveys, and aims to satisfy the asbestos section of the CPD file of construction and built environment professionals. The Introduction to Asbestos course is geared toward surveyors, architects, facilities managers, CDM co-coordinators etc.

Due Diligence and Acquisition Advisory Services

It is strongly advisable to have an asbestos management survey undertaken prior to the purchase or acquisition of a property. Should a survey report exist for the property/properties, a full review to ensure quality and compliance with current regulations and guidance is in place. This ensures the liability for management of asbestos, and any financial implications, are identified before the purchaser becomes the owner and therefore dutyholder.

Project Management

Our experienced asbestos project managers work on a range of projects from smallscale domestic removal, through to construction projects requiring a CDMcoordinator. We work in conjunction with architects, CDM coordinators etc. to satisfy the obligations under CAR 2006, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Act 1999, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Construction, Design and Management 2009 and the construction Act 2009.

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis

Maple Surveys can undertake the analysis of suspect asbestos containing materials to identify whether the material contains asbestos fibres, and if so, which type of asbestos is present. All analysis is undertaken by a UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

Air monitoring, analysis and clearance

Maple Surveys use UKAS accredited analytical companies to provide background, reassurance and 4-stage clearance testing and issuing of certificates of re-occupation.