Asbestos FAQs

asbestos faqs

Domestic FAQ’s

Commercial FAQ’s

How much does an asbestos sample cost?

Prices start from £85 for the first sample and £25 per sample thereafter.

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What disturbance will this cause to my property?

Very little, samples are finger nail sized at most and are always taken from hidden areas if possible.
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Will I get a report and will it be understandable?

Why do I need a survey?

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 there is a requirement for the Duty Holder in all non-domestic premises to have a management plan in place. The Survey must locate ACM’s that could be damaged or disturbed by normal activities, by foreseeable maintenance, or by installing new equipment.

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Can I perform a survey myself?

All surveys are required to be conducted by competent surveyors who are P402 qualified and have at least 6 months practical surveying experience. (link HSE page)

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How much does a survey cost?

Survey cost varies dependent on type (management or refurbishment/demolition) of survey and the size and age of the building.

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Are all asbestos survey types the same?

No, see the commercial section for a full explanation.

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What disturbance will this cause to the property?

  • Management – Minor intrusion. Sampling required.
  • Refurbishment – Some intrusion and disruption. Full access required
  • Demolition – As refurbishment

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If asbestos is discovered does it have to be removed?

No. Asbestos material, if maintained in good condition, is not required to be removed. If asbestos is disturbed so that the damage is beyond repair, the material should be abated. Asbestos abatement should only be conducted by licensed asbestos contractors.
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Will I get a report and will it be understandable?

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What is an asbestos management plan?

It is a “Duty to Manage” plan for known or presumed asbestos so it can be strictly monitored and its potential danger can be kept to a minimum.
A management plan should typically include:

  • Asbestos Information
  • Laboratory assessments of samples
  • Action Plan
  • Time-scale for monitoring and re-inspection
  • Staff training plans where relevant
  • Staff responsibilities and duties
  • Passing of information to correct personnel
  • Duties of the designated Asbestos Controller
  • Procedures in the event of an emergency

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