Asbestos Refurbishment/Demolition Survey
AsbestosAsbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK1. Asbestos was extensively used in construction materials up until the late 1990s, and is present in a significant number of bu... Refurbishment/Demolition Survey
What is it and why is it required?
A refurbishment survey is required under HSG264 when all or part of a property is scheduled for upgrade works. The refurbishment survey is undertaken to identify all asbestos-containing materials present within the proposed areas of work. The survey required will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection techniques, as necessary, to gain access to all areas. A refurbishment survey might also be required in other circumstances, such as when repair work is taking place to a building, during plant removal, or if dismantling works are scheduled.
A demolition survey is required prior to the demolition of a property to identify all asbestos-containing materials, so these can be removed safely as part of the demolition of the property. A refurbishment or demolition survey can only be undertaken in vacant buildings due to the aggressive techniques required in order to locate all asbestos-containing materials.
What are the benefits?
A refurbishment or demolition survey enables the correct identification and management of asbestos-containing materials to ensure legal compliance and the protection of the health & safety of all personnel on site.
How can the S2 Partnership help?
The S2 Partnership’s team of specialist asbestos consultants undertakes refurbishment and demolition surveys to HSG264 standards, examining all accessible areas, taking samples of suspected materials for UKAS-accredited laboratory analysis.
The documentation provided includes all survey details, asbestos register, risk assessment and all necessary management information, as required. Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings are also provided, showing the exact location of any asbestos-containing material present on site.
Recommendations are made for further action required on-site, where necessary. In the event that asbestos is discovered, our specialist asbestos consultants can provide further services to assist in the appropriate management of asbestos risks, if required.
Please contact us for more information.