Asbestos Survey Types
There are 2 main asbestos survey types available in the UK as per the HSG264 Guidelines from the HSE. In addition to the 2 survey types, asbestos re-inspections are also available for previously surveyed buildings. This re-inspection service is to ensure materials have not deteriorated or become damaged. The infographic below details each type of survey and their associated level of detail. There is a duty to manage asbestos for commercial or industrial buildings if they were constructed before 2000.
An asbestos management survey must be carried out and made available to any trades people carrying out maintenance. For major refurbishment works or if the building is being demolished then an asbestos R&D survey must be completed prior before works begin.