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E2 Consultants are qualified asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveyors. We undertake asbestos surveying work ranging from industrial and commercial properties to domestic buildings.

We can undertake a Commercial EPC at the same time as doing your asbestos survey to provide you with a cost-effective package deal

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. The trade and use of asbestos has been restricted or banned in many jurisdictions.

Legislation

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Reg 4) places an explicit duty on those responsible (the duty holder) for any commercial premises to identify and manage asbestos containing materials that may be present in the property.

Employers must undertake risk assessments before commencing work which exposes, or is liable to expose, employees to asbestos. This risk assessment must include:

  • A plan of work detailing how the work is to be carried out
  • Indication of any asbestos-related issues
  • Provide solutions to these issues
  • How to prevent exposure to asbestos or reduce it to as low a level as is reasonably practicable

Any information held must be kept up-to-date and made available to anyone who may work or disturb the asbestos containing material (ACM). Regular reviews and condition assessments should therefore form any part of the strategy. Training of all relevant personnel is another key requirement.

There are 6 types of asbestos but only 3 have been widely used in building materials: White (Chrysotile), Brown (Amosite) and Blue (Crocidolite). Strictly speaking blue is the most dangerous, followed by brown and then white.

Asbestos can be found in the following:

  • Toilet cisterns can contain asbestos-reinforced resin materials
  • Insulation in floor and wall cavities, lofts and insulating boards
  • Artex or similar decorative / textures coating on ceilings and sometimes walls
  • External / internal wall panelling particularly around windows
  • Water tanks can be made from asbestos cement and is often found in pre-1980 houses
  • Flash Guards on fuse wires and panelling behind fuse boxes
  • Sprayed fire insulation
  • Floor tiles, mastics and sealants
  • Pipe works, boilers, ducts and heat exchanges

Types of Surveys

Management Surveys

A Management Asbestos Survey is the standard survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

Refurbishment And Demolition Surveys

The refurbishment / demolition survey is required where the premises, or part of it, needs upgrading, refurbishment or demolition. The survey does not need a record of the condition of asbestos containing materials (ACM). Normally a surveyor is needed for refurbishment / demolition surveys.

The aim of the refurbishment or demolition survey is to safeguard contractors carrying out the work. They need to know where asbestos might be present and consequently, this type of asbestos survey is destructive and invasive, though in most cases, damage to the fabric of the building can be minimised, though this depends on the skill and knowledge of the asbestos surveyor.

All of our surveyors are holders of the BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) P402 qualification - the statutory proficiency certificate in 'Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos'. E2 Consultants have a professional and friendly approach and our surveying team are here to help. We will work with you to create a cost-effective method and approach to your situation, to speak to one our consultants call now on 0800 043 8100 or send your query to Asbestos-Survey@e2consultants.co.uk.

Asbestos Survey can also be known as:
Commercial P402R Asbestos Survey, P402 Asbestos Survey, Asbestos Demolition Survey, Asbestos Management Survey, Commercial Asbestos Demolition Surveys, Commercial Asbestos Refurbishment Survey, Commercial Asbestos Survey, Asbestos Refurbishment Survey, Commercial P402 Asbestos Survey, Commercial Asbestos Management Survey, P402R Asbestos Survey,

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