Management Asbestos Survey

Asbestos Management Surveys

OJ Health and Safety provide HSG 264 Compliant Asbestos Management Surveys, previously known as ‘Type 2 asbestos surveys’. An Asbestos Management Survey is a legal requirement for duty holders responsible for any non-domestic premises in the UK.

The OJ Health and Safety Asbestos Management Survey is a surface sampling survey, designed to identify any materials that could potentially be disturbed during ‘normal’ occupancy, such as changing a light bulb or ceiling tiles moving, of the building and will also take into consideration the actual usage of the building itself. For example, if there is a lot of moving traffic from the building occupants, such as in a retail building or office.

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 a Management Asbestos Survey, what do I do next?

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

What will OJ Health and Safety do?

Asbestos Management Surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance, however this will always be kept to a minimum. The extent of intrusion will vary between premises and depend on what is reasonably practicable for individual properties.

Following the completion of your Asbestos Management Survey, you will be provided with an official report detailing the location of any asbestos found within the building.

Asbestos Management Surveys will generally cover routine and simple maintenance work in the building — such as changing light bulbs or moving ceiling tiles. However, where more extensive maintenance or repair work is involved a Pre-Refurbishment Asbestos Survey will be required.

Asbestos In Buildings

  • Asbestos only becomes a problem once it’s disturbed and the fibres become airborne.
  • Any building built prior to the year 2000 can contain asbestos.
  • Non-domestic buildings must have an asbestos survey report and register.
  • If you own or are responsible for a commercial building and you fail to manage the asbestos correctly, you could be prosecuted or imprisoned.

What if Asbestos is found?

OJ H&S Asbestos Management Surveys will include a risk assessment of the condition of any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) 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 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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