Asbestos Management Surveys
The purpose of the management survey is to manage asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) during the normal occupation and use of premises.
A management survey aims to ensure that:
a) nobody is harmed by the continuing presence of ACM’s in the premises or equipment;
b) that the ACM’s remain in good condition; and
c) that nobody disturbs it accidentally
The survey must locate ACM’s that could be damaged or disturbed by normal activities, by foreseeable maintenance, or by installing new equipment. It involves minor intrusion and minor asbestos disturbance to make a Materials Assessment. This shows the ability of an ACM’s, if disturbed, to release fibres into the air. It guides the client in prioritising any remedial work.
It is highly advisable for clients to provide the surveyor with the site layout, building plans, building specifications or architect's drawings, and any history of asbestos work prior to works commencing. Pointing out your site hazards, including means of safe access to heights etc. also helps our surveyors.
The area should be vacated during the survey.
The report we generate will state the asbestos type, location, extent, condition and any surface treatment - the 'Materials assessment'. The report will also comment on priorities for any remedial work.
The report will clearly state where the surveyor or sampler did not survey or sample. You should presume that areas that the surveyor has not accessed do contain asbestos.