Specialists in asbestos related surveying and
management in Taunton, Somerset.
Asbestos Management Survey
The purpose of the Management Survey is to enable the duty
holder to manage Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) found in a
building during the normal occupation and use of it.
A Management Survey aims to ensure that:
nobody is harmed by the continuing presence of Asbestos
Containing Materials in the premises or equipment;
that the Asbestos Containing Materials remain in good
that nobody disturbs it accidentally
The Survey must locate Asbestos Containing Materials that could
be damaged or disturbed by normal activities, by foreseeable
maintenance, or by installing new equipment. It involves minor
intrusion and minor asbestos disturbance to make a Materials
Assessment. This shows the ability of Asbestos Containing
Materials, if disturbed, to release fibres into the air. It guides the
client, for example, in prioritising any remedial work.
The report should state the asbestos type, location, extent,
condition and any surface treatment - the 'Materials assessment'.
It will include an assessment of the condition of the various
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) and their ability to release
fibres if they are disturbed. The report may comment on priorities
for any remedial work.
The report should state where the surveyor did not survey because
they were inaccessible. You should presume that areas that the
surveyor has not accessed do contain asbestos.
The duty holder should;
Update the asbestos register whenever work is carried out on
Have materials checked by a competent person at least once
a year to make sure they haven't deteriorated.