Here at DMD Environmental, we can provide two types of asbestos surveys. All of our surveys are detailed and identify, as far as is reasonably practicable, where the asbestos is present, the type of asbestos, and a solution to remove it.
Our management surveys include an assessment of the condition of the various ACMs and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed. This ‘material assessment’ gives a practical guide to the priority for managing any ACMs identified, as it will identify the materials that, if disturbed will most readily release fibres. The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence or absence of ACMs.
The removal of ACMs may also be required in smaller refurbishment situations which involve structural or layout changes to buildings, such as the removal of partitions, walls or ceilings. In these situations, the Construction Design and Management Regulations requires that information such as the type and location of asbestos is made common knowledge in the tendering process, so that contractors bidding for the work can plan for its removal. Here, the survey report is essential, as it gives bidding contractors the correct information before the work commences.