CES has been providing asbestos surveys for commercial and private clients for over 25 years. Asbestos should be managed effectively to ensure it does not pose a hazard to the occupiers, general public and any workers who may come into contact with it. Asbestos surveys provide the basis for the development and implementation of a property asbestos management plan. Our survey and sample data is recorded in real time at the time of the survey using AlphaTracker Asbestos Survey Software on portable electronic devices. Being cloud based AlphaTracker also enables clients direct access to their reports through a client logon. The client is able to view and download analytical and survey reports at their convenience. A worthwhile survey takes time! Our surveys follow methodology's based upon the HSE264 Asbestos The Survey Guide 2012 and the New Zealand Work Safe Guidelines - Conducting Asbestos Surveys - October 2016.
Asbestos Management Surveys
These are used to record and document visible and accessible asbestos containing materials (ACM's) within a property. Minimal intrusive sampling is conducted, however in most cases there is no destructive intrusion carried out. Management surveys are ideal for establishing an initial asbestos register which can be used to formulate an asbestos management plan, material assessment and priorty assessment. They are appropriate when no refurbishment or demolition is likely to be carried out in the foreseeable future.
The survey standard uses a Materials Assessment Algorithm to aid in assessing the risk of fibre release and to health presented by the asbestos materials identified in the survey at the time of sampling/surveying.
We have experienced Environmental Technicians and Asbestos Analysts who are competent in Asbestos Surveying and Reporting. Our surveyors hold BOHS P402 or IP402 training and qualification.
The asbestos survey process includes:
♦ Survey planning, initial site visit and scope. This process is important and should always be completed.
♦ A physical inspection and assessment of the site, buildings and/or surrounding areas of concern as specified by the client.
♦ Small samples of material, dust wipes and/or soil samples are taken to determine if they contain asbestos and if any, what types through analysis.
♦ A written report that details the condition of the materials found and lists remedial recommendations.
♦ An asbestos register listing all asbestos containing materials (ACM's) for the area surveyed.
It is important to recognise that each survey has its own scope and the number of samples and time required varies depending on the building and what is actually found while conducting the survey. Need a cost estimate? Please complete the request for survey form and e-mail us with details of your requirements.