Asbestos in Schools
This is the 4th part of our series of Informative articles about Asbestos in Schools.

Introduction to Asbestos in Schools
Your Legal Responsibilities
Planned Demolition, Refurbishment or Maintenance Work
The 3 Types of Asbestos Surveys
Planning Asbestos Removal
Identifying the Correct Scope of Work

The 3 Types of Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos in Schools

There are three main types of survey:
• Asbestos Refurbishment Surveys
Necessary when the building (or part of it) is to be upgraded, refurbished or demolished
• Re-Inspection Survey
Required to monitor and record the condition of any previously identified asbestos products within a building

Management

Required during the normal occupation and use of the building to identify and ensure continued management of all asbestos containing materials in situ. This will include the investigation of the building fabric with samples taken in a discreet location to any materials suspected contain asbestos. The asbestos information should be entered on a register and the information kept up to date.

Refurbishment & Demolition

Required to identifying asbestos in all parts of a building that is subject to any planned maintenance or refurbishment work. The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those difficult to reach. Ideally, the survey should be undertaken within an unoccupied building but with careful planning, the surveyor will be able to inspect all areas.

Re-Inspection Survey

Required to monitor and record the condition of any previously identified asbestos containing materials identified within the building.
Before you nominate an asbestos consultant to make sure that they fully understand your scope of work, walk the site with the consultant points out the locations that may require planned access, discuss working hours, health and safety considerations and security measures that may be in place. With accurate planning and using a competent consultant, you will avoid any caveats within the report.

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