Asbestos surveys

Lesson Progress:

An asbestos survey should be undertaken by a competent person before the work starts.

The results of the survey are essential in planning the work. There are two types of asbestos survey.

  1. Management survey. To assess how to manage and protect asbestos in an occupied building.
  2. Refurbishment or demolition survey. This must be undertaken before any invasive construction work starts. This survey is much more comprehensive than a management survey.

Asbestos can only be correctly identified by getting a sample analysed in a laboratory.

In the absence of a laboratory report, it must be assumed that the material contains asbestos.