Asbestos Survey & Inspection
We provide industrial, commercial & residential asbestos survey as well as removal of asbestos contained material
Asbestos Survey and Inspection
An asbestos survey can be carried out by a competent person to identify all the ACMs in the workplace. The competent person must exercise care and diligence in conducting the survey to ascertain the presence of asbestos or ACMs.
There are two types of asbestos survey, Asbestos Management Survey and Demolition Survey
An Asbestos Management Survey is conducted to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, any materials suspected of containing asbestos and assess their condition. It enables proper management of ACMs by preventing ACMs from being disturbed during building maintenance. Any inaccessible structure or material which may contain asbestos should be clearly indicated in the report.
A Demolition Survey is required if major renovation (alteration, addition or repair work) or demolition of the building needs to be carried out. This may involve destructive inspections to ensure that all areas are accessed and thoroughly checked. Condition assessment of the ACMs may be unnecessary if ACMs are soon to be removed. The report may indicate areas of damage or Locations where asbestos debris may be present.
How To Identify Materials That May Contain Asbestos
Generally, you can’t tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled.
If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos and leave it alone. You may want to have your home inspected for asbestos-containing materials by a trained and accredited asbestos professional if:
- You are planning to renovate your home (renovation can disturb building materials)
- Your home has damaged building materials (like crumbling wall and ceiling panel that is falling apart)
A trained and accredited asbestos professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what 5 h to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released. In fact, if done incorrectly, earch… Q sampling can be more hazardous than leaving the material alone. Taking samples yourself is not recommended.
What To Do If You Have Asbestos In Your Home / Workplace
If you think there may be asbestos in your home/workplace, don’t panic.
Asbestos-containing materials that aren’t damaged or disturbed are not likely to pose a health risk. Usually the best thing is to leave asbestos-containing material alone if it is in good condition.
Generally, asbestos-containing material that is in good condition and will not be disturbed will not release asbestos fibers.
Asbestos-containing materials may release fibers when they are disturbed, damaged, removed improperly, repaired, cut, torn, sanded, sawed, drilled or scraped. Keep an eye on asbestos-containing materials and visually check them over time for signs of wear or damage.
If you suspect material contains asbestos, don’t touch it. Look for signs of wear or damage such as tears, abrasions, or water damage. Damaged material may release asbestos fibers. This is particularly true if you often disturb it by hitting, rubbing or handling, or if it is exposed to extreme vibration or air flow.
For slightly damaged asbestos-containing material, sometimes the best way to deal with it is to limit access to the area and not to touch or disturb it. If asbestos-containing material is more than slightly damaged or if you are going to make changes in your home that might disturb it, repair or removal by a trained and accredited asbestos professional is needed.