What is Asbestos Survey
An asbestos survey is a process used to identify the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in a building. The purpose of an asbestos survey is to locate, identify, and assess the condition of any ACMs that may be present in a building. This is typically done to ensure the safety of building occupants and to comply with regulations related to the management of asbestos in buildings.
An asbestos survey typically involves a visual inspection of the building, as well as the collection and analysis of samples of potential ACMs. The survey may be conducted by a trained and certified asbestos surveyor, and the results of the survey are usually documented in a report that outlines the location, type, and condition of any ACMs found. The report may also include recommendations for the management of the ACMs, such as repair, removal, or encapsulation.
An asbestos survey is typically required before the demolition or renovation of a building, as well as before the sale or transfer of a property. It is also advisable to conduct an asbestos survey if you are planning to make any changes to your building that may disturb ACMs, such as drilling or cutting into walls or ceilings.