We are UKAS accredited to undertake asbestos management, re-inspection, refurbishment and demolition surveys throughout the UK
To fulfil your duty to manage your asbestos, you must first locate it by conducting a management survey. Before any work is carried out on the fabric of a building – work that has the potential to disturb asbestos containing materials (ACMs) – you need to conduct a refurbishment and demolition (R&D) survey. And to monitor the condition of ACMs in your building, regular re-inspection surveys are required, the frequency of which should be determined by risk assessment.
We have full quality control at our in-house UKAS accredited labs, and the flexibility to respond to emergency situations with our state of the art mobile units. But we are also able to work with you to deliver strategic long term plans for your property portfolio, whether for acquisitions, refurbishment and demolition projects, or simply to manage compliance on an ongoing basis.
How we can help
Our experienced team customise the scope of every survey to ensure you get a site-specific and purposeful management tool. An initial management survey identifies the location, type, condition and extent of any ACMs present, in accordance with HSG264.
The subsequent survey report should do more than sit on a shelf gathering dust – it is essential to the ongoing safety of the people using and working on your premises. This is why we are happy to customise our reports to your format and collaborate with you to maintain your asbestos register, returning to perform re-inspection surveys when they are due.
Of course, we recognise that asbestos is an emotive topic, and our teams understand the need to work discreetly and act in a professional and reassuring manner at all times.
All of our surveyors hold the BOHS P402 certificate or RSPH Level 3 in Asbestos Surveying.
Asbestos Management Surveys
A management survey is the standard survey required on any building constructed before 2000. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy (including foreseeable maintenance), and to assess their condition.
Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys
These surveys locate and describe ACMs in areas where intrusive maintenance and repair, refurbishment or demolition work is set to take place. The fully intrusive survey requires access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. Asbestos refurbishment surveys should generally only be completed in unoccupied areas to minimise risks to personnel.
Over time, ACMs can degenerate or be accidentally damaged, causing the level of risk to change substantially. The law requires that their condition be inspected regularly and records updated accordingly. Our surveyors can re-inspect premises and provide these updates to ensure compliance information is maintained. This also gives you the advantage of cost certainty, protecting your investment in the initial survey.
Savings and efficiencies for M&S on their asbestos spendTo maintain a safe environment for customers and staff, Marks & Spencer commissioned Environmental Essentials to deliver impartial and reliable asbestos surveys in all UK stores and Head Office buildings. We also provided these services to Marks & Spencer property...
Flexible, out of hours service for the University of ManchesterTight client deadlines and large, diverse estates are all in a day’s work for our teams. Both play a key role in delivery of our contract with the University of Manchester, which has the UK’s largest operational university campus.
Complex demolition survey at Ford Dagenham plantOur expert surveyor teams worked on the large and extremely complex site of Ford’s vehicle manufacturing plant at Dagenham, conducting a rigorous demolition survey on schedule.