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Asbestos Survey

The First Principle focuses on the health & safety of its clients. Our survey is designed to ensure that no asbestos contaminants are present on the premises.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in the past due to its fire-resistance properties. It is now known, however, to cause a variety of serious health problems.  Because asbestos fibres are so small, they can become airborne and represent a serious health risk if inhaled.


As a result, several countries have banned usage, and strict regulations govern its handling and disposal. If you suspect that your home or workplace contains asbestos, it is critical that you hire a professional asbestos removal company to do an asbestos management survey to ensure that it is eliminated safely and that potential health risks are minimised.

What is an Asbestos Survey?

The purpose of an asbestos survey is to find any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in a building or other structure.

Our qualified asbestos surveyor, who has received training and certification to recognise and manage asbestos materials, will conduct the survey.

An asbestos survey has two goals: to evaluate the state of any ACMs in the structure and to create a strategy for controlling the risks connected to these materials. According to UK law, all non-domestic structures and the common spaces of residential structures constructed before 2000 must undergo the survey.

Visual inspection of the structure and sample collection from any suspected ACMs are both parts of the asbestos survey. Any discovered ACMs will have their condition and their ability to spew asbestos fibres into the air evaluated by the surveyor. The surveyor will evaluate any ACMs' accessibility as well as the likelihood of disruption during ordinary upkeep or refurbishment work.

The surveyor will produce a report describing the location, kind, and state of any ACMs found in the building once the survey is over. A strategy for handling the hazards connected with the identified ACMs will also be included in the report.

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The management plan will specify the steps that need to be taken, including any potential repairs or removals, to guarantee the safe management of the ACMs.

To maintain the management plan's efficacy, it must be frequently reviewed and any alterations to the structure or the state of the ACMs must be evaluated. The relevant parties, such as building occupants, contractors, and maintenance staff, must also be informed of the management plan.

It is impossible to exaggerate the value of asbestos surveys. Before its risks were widely recognised, asbestos was frequently utilised in construction materials, and numerous buildings built before 2000 still contain asbestos in substantial amounts.

When asbestos fibres are released into the air, they are exceedingly dangerous and can lead to serious lung conditions.

It's crucial to remember that an asbestos survey is not appropriate for projects involving demolition or renovation. These projects call for an asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey, a more invasive survey that involves testing the building's structure destructively in order to find any concealed ACMs.

To locate and control ACMs that might be disturbed during routine maintenance or occupation is the goal of an asbestos management survey. It's crucial to conduct an asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey if you're planning a demolition or renovation project in order to find any potential ACMs and create a strategy for their secure removal.

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