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North Kent Asbestos Services Limited

Working Today To Make Tomorrows Environment Safer For You

Asbestos sampling & surveys

Asbestos sampling & surveys

Asbestos sampling is the only way to 100% confirm that a suspect material contains asbestos and a dedicated survey document to locate asbestos materials in your property.

Asbestos sampling:

The only sure way to prove whether or not a material contains asbestos is to use a testing service. In some instances it may be necessary for an asbestos material that cannot be readily identified as being non-asbestos to be sampled and analysed using an asbestos testing service.

We can arrange for a company representative to attend your site or property and take a sample of a suspected material that may contain asbestos. Samples are taken to a UKAS accredited asbestos testing lab where the findings shall be presented as quickly as possible. 

Asbestos surveys:

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires asbestos to be identified and assessed. This is an explicit duty on the employer in occupation and we strongly advise homeowners to have suspected materials sampled before any home improvement work.

We always recommend that you have an asbestos survey done before any refurbishment work is started. If you think there are Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in your property, the survey is carried out to identify the exact location of any asbestos and to see what type of asbestos it may contain. It will also identify the condition of the materials and give the professionals a better idea of what they are dealing with.

The survey should be of one of two types:

1 - Management survey – this standard survey is undertaken to locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building, which might be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their present condition. The findings of the management survey form the basis of the property’s asbestos register.

2 - Refurbishment and demolition Survey - this survey is required before any refurbishment or demolition work can be carried out.

Asbestos removal is done in a variety of ways. The key aim is to reduce and minimise the spread and exposure to asbestos fibres.

Depending on the type of asbestos material being removed, removal is usually completed inside a controlled work zone, more commonly called an asbestos enclosure. 

Other removal methods may only require restricted access this is usually the case for asbestos cement products. This is because the asbestos fibres are firmly bound into the concrete and fibre release is generally very low.

Contact us today to help with your Asbestos sampling & surveys requirements today.