Asbestos Re-Inspection Surveys
Re-Inspection Asbestos Surveys From Core Surveys
Core Surveys provide asbestos re-inspection surveys nationwide, with offices located in the South East and South West, we’re perfectly placed to cover Bristol, Bath and Swansea as well as Kent, London, Brighton and Sussex. An asbestos re-inspection survey is carried out on asbestos that has been previously identified and remains in situ to ensure it is in good condition and has not been damaged or disturbed.
Once you have had an asbestos management survey or a refurbishment or demolition asbestos survey undertaken and it has identified asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) which are to remain in situ, you then have a duty to manage these materials.
Re-inspection asbestos surveys are an important part of managing asbestos in commercial premises or the communal parts of residential buildings. Your legal responsibilities under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR2012) do not stop once the asbestos survey has been undertaken if asbestos has been identified.
As a property owner, manager or landlord, you are responsible as per Regulation 4 – Duty to Manage, for ensuring that any ACMs are regularly inspected, remain undisturbed, in good condition and do not present any health risks. An asbestos re-inspection survey will be included as part of your asbestos management plan, keeping you compliant with CAR2012.
For further details about asbestos re-inspection surveys just give us a call or drop us a message and we will be happy to answer any questions and provide a free no-obligation quotation.
When Is An Asbestos Re-Inspection Survey Required?
Your initial asbestos survey report will identify the location and extent of asbestos-containing materials, it will risk assess them and then make recommendations for future management.
If the asbestos is in good condition and not likely to be damaged, then it can remain in situ and depending on the type of asbestos-containing material present, it will need to be subject to either six-monthly or annual asbestos re-inspections.
The re-inspection will monitor its condition, ensuring it remains undamaged and in a safe condition. If the material has been damaged or has deteriorated, then the recommendation may be to undertake remedial works or remove the asbestos.
Following an asbestos survey, a commercial decision can be made to decide whether the cost of future re-inspections is going to outweigh the cost of removing the asbestos in the first instance.
What If The Original Asbestos Survey Was Carried Out By a Different Company?
If we did not undertake the original survey and we are working from another company’s asbestos survey report, then as a UKAS accredited company, we must undertake an audit of the original asbestos survey to make sure it is fit for purpose, so the process is more involved.
However, every year we undertake a considerable number of re-inspections based upon other company’s survey reports, putting them into our own report template, taking new photos and drawing new plans, making it easy for us to re-inspect and update in future years.