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Asbestos Management Surveys

We offer asbestos surveys of all types and are accredited by UKAS to ISO17020 so you can be confident in the level of service we provide, through strict adherence to controls and guidelines.

All surveys require sampling to allow us to verify the asbestos content of a suspect material using one of our regional laboratories.

Management surveys are strongly recommended in buildings built prior to 2001 or where no architectural information as to the use of the asbestos containing materials is available.

What is an asbestos management survey?

“A management survey is the standard survey. Its purpose 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, and to assess their condition.”
— HSG 264, HSE

Without architectural information about asbestos use, an asbestos management surveys forms the bedrock of an asbestos management system.

They are used to identify asbestos in premises and, if asbestos is located, establish a material assessment score that is used to go on and create a priority risk assessment (you can find out more information on this our asbestos consultancy page.

Management surveys are non-destructive, in that only minor (and discreet) disturbance of the building fabric occurs, normally to check beneath surface coatings (paint or wall coverings) or from sampling suspect materials. They are not therefore designed to locate asbestos hidden behind surface materials and a more intrusive survey will be required for that.

Providing they can be returned undamaged, the surveyor will check behind items such as service panels or suspended ceiling tiles as it may be reasonably expected for the building occupants to do likewise during their use of the building. All locations within a building should be accessed, including roof and floor voids where safe to do so.

If you need an asbestos management survey, please get in touch by leaving us a message and one of our team will get back to you shortly.

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    During a recent review by our Health and Safety consultant, it was noted that a Legionella Risk Assessment was necessary for our studio. We contacted Franks Portlock who undertook a full review of the premises and provided us with a greater understanding of the UK regulations and requirements. Sean Green supplied us with a detailed Legionella risk assessment and offered pragmatic advice and guidance on the procedures required to remain compliant, the whole process was seamless from start to finish.. Sean attention to detail and dedication was faultless throughout the entire process and it was a pleasure to work with both him and the team.

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