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Plymouth - Commercial Asbestos Refurbishment Survey - 01752 687 017
What's Involved In An Asbestos Survey?
An asbestos management, or type 2, survey will have one of surveyors taken samples of suspected asbestos throughout a building before sending them off to a lab. Whilst at the property, each room and the materials used will be noted. If a room is locked or otherwise inaccessible this will be noted too as there will remain a possibility of asbestos within.
For a refurbishment/demolition, or type 3, survey, a more destruction method is used over a management survey, as the name suggests. One of our asbestos surveyors will use means such as drilling floor slabs or knocking through walls to access areas where planned work will be undertaken. This ensures that when the building is converted of knocked down that the next team in won't risk running into any asbestos that could be hazardous to their health and slow the project.
Where Can Asbestos Be Found?
- 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
What Is Asbestos?
Though three types have been widely used in building materials there are actually types of asbestos. The main ones are Chrysotile (white), Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue). Blue is usually the most dangerous followed by brown and then white.
The trade and use of asbestos has been restricted or banned in many jurisdictions in Plymouth. Asbestos is basically a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used for their desirable physical properties. Though mined from rock, when broken down it breaks apart into tiny fibres.
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
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.
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.
Our experienced asbestos team that covers Plymouth are qualified asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveyors for industrial, commercial and domestic buildings. We can also undertake a Commercial EPC at the same time to provide you with a cost-effective package deal where needed.
Our other services include:
Part E / BB93, Asbestos Surveys, Commercial EPCs, Sustainability Statements, Display Energy Certificates, Workplace Noise, Environmental Noise, Thermal, SBEM Calculations (BER/TER), Room Integrity Testing, Acoustic Testing, BREEAM Credit Reports, Fire Risk Assessment, DSM / Thermal Modelling, Commercial Air Testing,
Commercial Asbestos Refurbishment Survey can also be known as:
Asbestos Refurbishment Survey, Asbestos Demolition Survey, Commercial Asbestos Survey, Asbestos Survey, P402 Asbestos Survey, Commercial P402R Asbestos Survey, Commercial P402 Asbestos Survey, Commercial Asbestos Demolition Surveys, Commercial Asbestos Management Survey, P402R Asbestos Survey, Asbestos Management Survey,
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