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.
- Management survey. To assess how to manage and protect asbestos in an occupied building.
- 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.