Asbestos Surveys
Asbestos Re-inspections
Asbestos Sampling

We offer a wide range of tailored asbestos survey and inspection services to all industry sectors, whether in a single room in a dwelling or at multiple large and complex buildings such as schools, hospitals and industrial plants.

Our surveying services are UKAS accredited which ensures conformity to ISO/IEC17020:2012.  All surveys, sampling and inspections are carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide.

We work in close partnership with our clients and other stakeholders to ensure that surveys are effectively planned and survey information delivered electronically in the form of a database or spreadsheet.  All samples taken during surveys are analysed at our UKAS accredited laboratories.

Our surveyors hold the internationally recognised BOHS proficiency module P402 “Buildings surveys and bulk sampling for asbestos”.

Our more experienced surveyors work towards the BOHS occupational hygiene module W504 “Asbestos and other fibres”.

Asbestos survey information is collected on-site via hand held tablets and delivered wirelessly to systems based at the headquarters in Essex where reports are drafted. On completion of the technical review and quality control process, reports and information are delivered to clients via our Asbestos Management Portal.

Our surveying services can be offered on an emergency basis and are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

 Asbestos Management Surveys

A management survey is the standard survey which assists the duty holder to manage asbestos in buildings. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in a building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment work is carried out to a building or before a building, or part of a building, is demolished. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place. The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach.

A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.

Combined Surveys

There are occasions when a combined survey is appropriate.  These are required when a property needs a management survey and a specific area or room is due for refurbishment and a refurbishment and demolition survey to that area or room is conducted.

Please contact us for further information or if you require advice and support in this area of asbestos compliance. You can request a call back by following the link above or contacting your local Environtec office.

The most common form of asbestos inspection is the annual re-inspections that are required to monitor the condition of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) identified in a previous survey.  The frequency of the re-inspection should not exceed 12 months and should also be based on an assessment of risk. Some ACMs that present a higher risk should be considered for re-inspection more frequently than 12 months.

We offer Asbestos Re-inspection services that ensure the regular monitoring and assessment of risk and in so doing, assists the Duty Holder’s responsibilities of managing asbestos in buildings.

We also ensure that areas of buildings that weren’t accessed originally are surveyed so that the asbestos register is as robust as possible.  We are also able to deliver clients labelling policies and ensure that labels are applied to areas of the building if required.

The information and data collected during the inspection can be recorded and delivered either in electronic reports and/or through clients FM database systems.

When ACMs have been damaged and the risk identified to be higher than original, we will offer recommendations for safe management including removal or encapsulation.

Other client specific inspections are offered including emergency, scoping and quality inspections.

All inspection services are conducted in accordance with all the relevant Health and Safety Executive guidance including HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide.

Please contact us for further information or if you require advice and support in this area of asbestos compliance. You can request a call back by following the link above or contacting your local Environtec office.

We offer routine and emergency bulk sampling and analysis services to clients who are concerned about suspect materials in buildings or structures who do not wish to carry out a full survey.

All sampling and analysis services are conducted in accordance with the relevant Health and Safety Executive guidance including HSG248 Asbestos: The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures and HSG264 Asbestos: The survey guide.

Sampling results can be delivered to clients within a few hours following the collection of a sample as we operate a national network of UKAS accredited laboratories.

An official Asbestos Fibre Identification (AFI) report is issued with an annotated plan illustrating the location of the sample/s.  Recommendations are given for the management of ACMs if positively identified including safe removal or encapsulation.

Our sampling services can be offered on an emergency basis and are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Please contact us for further information or if you require advice and support in this area of asbestos compliance. You can request a call back by following the link above or contacting your local Environtec office.