Asbestos Sampling and Management Surveys

Trafford Surveyors work in partnership with Cheshire Property Asbestos Surveyors. All been trained by the British Occupation and Hygiene Society (BOHS) and have held their P402 certification for many years.

Management Asbestos Survey

This is generally as a result of the lender carrying out a valuation survey and highlighting a potential risk of asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s). Typically, this is either because of the age of the property or as a result of the valuation surveyor noticing certain types of suspect materials within the property, for example, Artex (Textured Coatings), floor tiles, water tanks, flues, under cloaking, soffits and corrugated cement roof panels.

The Management Asbestos Survey is a non-intrusive survey where the fabric of the property is not damaged during the process. They can identify the type, condition, location and extent of any asbestos-containing materials (ACM’s) that are present within a property.  Samples are taken of any suspect materials and these are then sent to an independent UKAS accredited laboratory where a result's certificate is sent to us stating whether the materials do or do not contain asbestos fibres. The survey report is then finalised, complete with a floor plan for location and identification purposes. It is emailed (PDF format) to clients where the recommendations and results can then be discussed if required.

All surveys are delivered to clients four days after the initial inspection has been carried out.

The HSE gives 3 essential steps in the responsible management of asbestos risk.

  1. Find out whether the premises contain asbestos, and, if so, where it is and what condition it is in. When in doubt, materials must be presumed to contain asbestos.
  2. Assess the risk
  3. Plan to manage that risk and act on it.

Our expert asbestos surveyors are highly experienced at completing residential asbestos surveys and can also offer the same quality solutions for commercial clients.

Fully Managed Asbestos Surveys.

If you need more support from us, we can provide the next level of service.  A fundamental part of any asbestos management regime is to have a survey that provides the following:

  • Proof that you have taken reasonable steps to establish whether there are materials containing asbestos present in your premises.
  • Where such material is found to be present, the survey should enable you to understand what quantity of material is present, the location of the asbestos and what condition it is in.
  • Assess the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from the materials identified

We can assist in helping you to ensure that demonstrable steps are then taken to put these plans into action in order to protect everyone who visits your site. It is the responsibility of the property owner to provide information to anyone who may disturb or work on the materials, informing them of the materials location and condition.

Residential Asbestos Surveys

Our third kind of survey to do with asbestos management are ones that must be carried out on communal or common areas of some residential premises (also classed as non-residential premises). Purpose-built flats and houses converted into flats fall into this category. The areas of the buildings which are classed as ‘non-residential’ (and as such result in a duty to manage asbestos risk) include corridors, foyers, lift-shafts, lifts, staircases, roof spaces, gardens, yards, outhouses and garages – although the legal duty of care would not extend to the flat itself.

 We also carry out detailed asbestos surveys in any area of your home.  If you have a garage roof containing asbestos, or believe pipes, tiles or water tanks might contain such materials, we can help.

Our asbestos surveyors can work on private and public sector buildings across Cheshire, Manchester and the North West of England.

Our professional and friendly team is committed to providing an excellent and diverse service. Please get in touch if you require specialist advice regarding which service is most appropriate to your needs.

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