Phoenix Environmental Safety Ltd. carry out Management Surveys and Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys, under the direction of the Health & Safety Executive’s HSG264 guidelines for surveying, sampling and assessing asbestos containing materials.
The Survey report will provide information on any asbestos identified, its condition and how it should be managed, e.g. labelled, encapsulated or removed
Asbestos Management Surveys (formerly type 2 asbestos surveys)
A management survey is undertaken to address the risks from asbestos associated with the continued use of the building (i.e. normal occupancy and activities, and associated maintenance and development). This type of survey is performed to ensure that no one is harmed by the continued presence of asbestos in premises (i.e. ACMs remain in good condition and that no-one inadvertently disturbs ACMs during maintenance and other work). The purpose of this type of survey is to locate, as far as reasonably 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. Management surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance.
Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys (formerly type 3 surveys)
This type of survey is necessary prior to any disturbance or demolition work being carried out in the above location. Refurbishment / demolition surveys are much more intrusive and destructive compared with management surveys as their intention is to locate all the ACMs so that they can be removed before the refurbishment or demolition takes place. Refurbishment/demolition surveys are required as necessary when the needs or use of the building changes and the fabric of the building will be disturbed or complex fixed plant and equipment are to be dismantled.