Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos Surveys at OJ H&S

Need an HSG 264 Compliant Asbestos Management Survey from a team of professional health and safety experts?

OJ Health and Safety provide Management Asbestos Surveys, Refurbishment Asbestos Survey, Demolition Asbestos Survey, and Re-Inspection Asbestos Surveys to clients throughout the UK.

Asbestos Surveys Throughout The UK

Regulation 4 “Duty to Manage” requires the duty holder to find out whether your commercial premises contain asbestos, assess the risk, and develop a plan to manage that risk and act on it. Failure to comply could result in prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

What is Asbestos?

Before its dangers were known, asbestos was often used in buildings for insulation, flooring, roofing, and was sprayed on ceilings and walls. Its use is now banned in the UK, but buildings constructed before the year 2000 may still have dangerous levels of asbestos in them. Read more on the dangers of Asbestos on the British Lung Foundation website, here.

I need an Asbestos Survey, what do I do next?

For more information on the services we provide, please email admin@ojsafety.co.uk or call OJ Health and Safety on 08006 349 247.

What Can OJ Health and Safety Do To Help with Asbestos?

Our Asbestos Survey Services will identify and provide clients with recommendations for the suitable management of any Asbestos-containing materials.

Undertaking an asbestos survey is a key stage in managing your asbestos.

The main purpose of the asbestos survey is to identify the location, type, condition, and extent of any ACMs present. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264:

Asbestos Management Survey – Previously known as a Type 2. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building.

Pre-Refurbishment Asbestos Survey – Replacing the old Type 3 survey. Prior to refurbishment work being carried out, a refurbishment and demolition survey must be completed.

Pre-Demolition Asbestos Survey – This has replaced the old Type 3 survey. Prior to demolition work being carried out, a refurbishment and demolition survey must be completed.

Asbestos Re-inspection Services – Once ACMs have been identified, it is the dutyholder’s responsibility to inspect these items (at least annually) and create a Management Plan.

What if Asbestos is found?

OJ H&S Asbestos Management Surveys will include a risk assessment of the condition of any Asbestos Containing Materials found and their ability to release fibres into the air if they are disturbed in some way. This will give you a good initial guide to the priority for managing Asbestos Containing Materials as it will identify the materials that will most readily release airborne fibres if they are disturbed.

What are my responsibilities?

If you are the duty holder, you are required to manage your asbestos risks in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulation (CAR) 2012. Effectively managing your asbestos risks is imperative to protecting your building occupants, environment, and organisation from the risks of asbestos.

OJ H&S expert health and safety consultants can help you manage your asbestos risks by providing Asbestos Management Surveys, Refurbishment Asbestos Surveys, Demolition Asbestos Surveys, and Re-Inspection Asbestos Surveys.

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