Safe and Affordable Asbestos Surveys

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Safe and Affordable Asbestos Surveys

What is ACM?

Asbestos is a naturally hazardous mineral that is often found in building materials. Exposure to asbestos fibers can result in health risks such as cancer and lung disorders. Building owners and landlords are responsible for ensuring their properties are free of asbestos containing materials (ACM).

Sampling and laboratory analysis is required to identify any ACM within the premises. This can be accomplished through an asbestos survey carried out by a qualified property inspector. Asbestos-related issues that are not solved immediately can cause injury and even legal fines.

What is ACM?

What happens during an asbestos survey?

Prior to the survey, the trained surveyors should have full access to the property to prevent any delays in the process. The property should also be vacated so the inspection can be completed as smoothly as possible.

An asbestos survey often involves the following steps:

  • Visual Inspection – The survey typically begins with an initial property walk-through. This is done to assess the site and remove any obstructions. Our experienced surveyors will apply their expertise and judgment in identifying any asbestos materials.
  • Asbestos Sampling & Analysis - To confirm any asbestos content, surveyors will collect samples to be analysed in the laboratory.
  • Summary Report – You will receive a comprehensive report that includes photographs, sample results, and recommendations on how to safely manage asbestos content within your property.

What happens during an asbestos survey?

  • Code C1 (\'Danger Present\') - Anybody using the faulty installation is at risk. A repair must be performed as soon as possible. A qualified person must ensure the installation will be safe to use moving forward.
  • Code C2 (\'Potentially Dangerous\') - There is no immediate threat but the damage is likely to pose a threat in the future.
  • Code C3 (\'Improvement Recommended\') –The damage may not present an immediate or potential danger but would result in a significantly safer environment if remedied.

Examples of Code C1 include exposed live wires that are accessible to human touch and conductive parts that have become exposed.

Examples of Code C2 include the absence or a reliable earthing, and when a metallic pipe is used for flammable liquids like gases.

Examples of Code C3 include the absence of a \'Safety Electrical Connection - Do Not Remove\' sign, and socket outlets mounted incorrectly.

Experienced Team of Surveyors

At Prop Cert, our team of certified property professionals has more than ten years’ experience in completing asbestos surveys.  We adhere to the highest quality standards while providing first-rate customer service at competitive rates. 

To know more about our services, drop us a line at hello@propcert.co.uk.


What are the kinds of asbestos survey?

There are three kinds of asbestos survey depending on a building’s specific characteristics:

  • Management Survey - This is the standard first step in confirming the presence or absence of ACMs within the entire property. It is a non-intrusive survey and will not result to any potential damage apart from sample removal.
  • Pre-Refurbishment Survey – A fully intrusive survey that covers only the areas where construction or renovation will take place. It involves destructive inspection to fully evaluate the facility including its inaccessible areas.
  • Pre-Demolition Survey – Used to assess the entirety of a building that is set for demolition, including interior and exterior building materials. It uses destructive sampling methods to examine ACMs that are hidden behind walls, floors, and other hidden areas.

What are the kinds of asbestos survey?

A periodic inspection must be carried out when selling a previously owned house, or if the property is a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

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