Demolition Asbestos Survey 
Required prior to any demolition work.  The aim is to identify and assess asbestos materials which may become disturbed by demolition work.  These surveys must be well planned and sufficient time allowed.

Regulation 5 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
The aim of a Demolition Asbestos Survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos materials which could be damaged or disturbed during demolition work, and to assess their condition.
This is a fully intrusive survey into all areas of the building(s).  It may involve assistance from other trades, or even a licensed asbestos removal contractor.  It may require more than one visit.  It will require the building(s) to be unoccupied and ready for demolition at the time of the survey - if this is not possible then the survey may need to be split over several visits.
The survey will include an assessment of each asbestos material identified, this is known as a Material Assessment.  This is generally given as a score based on the material type, the extent of damage, the surface treatment and the asbestos content.  HSG264 defines how this score is calculated and the maximum (highest risk) score is 12.
Plan the survey and allow plenty of time
It is important that Demolition Asbestos Surveys are well planned and plenty of time allowed prior to any work starting.  If asbestos removal is required then time needs to be allowed for this to be planned, and if any notifiable asbestos requires removal then there is usually a 14 day notice period to the HSE.  We recommend that for all refurbishment and demolition work that the asbestos survey is carried out at least one month prior.
We understand that for commercial and operational reasons it is often preferable to shoehorn everything into a tight window in order to minimise disruption, however when it comes to the asbestos survey it is normally possible, with sufficient planning, to carry out the required level of inspection well in advance of the planned works.  In particular with Demolition surveys the buildings need to be unoccupied and ready for demolition at the time of the survey.  If this is not possible then additional planning will be required.  If we are not satisfied that sufficient planning and time has been allowed for the survey then additional caveats will need to be put on the report.
What's included ?
  • Initial site inspection by surveying personnel accredited to P402

  • Full report in PDF format

  • All necessary sample analysis by UKAS accredited laboratory

  • All quotations are fixed quotes and are valid for 30 days

Planning is the key to a good survey.
Fast Response
Once appointed we can usually carry out the physical site inspection within a week.

For very urgent surveys we will do our best to assist.

Competent Surveyors
All surveyors hold P402 and minimum of 10 years experience
Fully Insured
We hold Public and Employers Liability plus Professional Indemnity insurance

Confirmation of Cover available on request. We are insured to carry out all work associated with asbestos.

Fast turnaround times
We aim to have reports with you within 5-10 working days

We can accommodate faster turnaround times, please discuss this with us

Accurate results
All samples analysed by laboratory accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17025
Client Confidentiality
Reports are only sent to, or available to, our client

Third parties must request copies from our Client.