JE Consultancy (UK) Ltd is an independent asbestos surveying company with no affiliation to any asbestos removal companies. We are based in the South East of England and carry out asbestos surveys and sampling to the whole of the South East including London.
All our surveyors hold the BOHS P402 certificate in Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling and have a minimum of two years experience.
We have carried out MOD contracts, surveyed all types of commercial buildings, as well as a large number of domestic properties for the Circle Housing Group.
This survey locates any ACM’s (Asbestos Containing Materials) in the building that may be damaged by normal activities, maintenance or by installing new equipment. Samples are taken of suspect ACM’s and analysed in a laboratory to make a material assessment which shows the ability of ACM’s to release fibres if disturbed.
This survey is carried out before any work that is liable to disturb the fabric of the building. It is used to locate all ACM’s in a building as far as is reasonably practicable. It is fully intrusive and may require damage to be caused to enclosed areas such as boxing to pipework, under floors etc.
Both of these types of surveys are covered by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) issued document ‘Asbestos: The Survey Guide HSG 264’ which was published on 29th January 2010 and is aimed specifically at Asbestos Surveyors.
All buildings constructed before the year 2000 must abide with the CAW regulations. The CAW (Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations) 2012 which came into force on 6th April 2012 updated previous asbestos regulations.
As the Duty holder of a commercial building which includes rented domestic properties you have a duty to find out if the building contains asbestos and if it does how to manage it.
If ACM’s are in good condition and are not likely to be damaged they may be left in place, the condition monitored and the ACM’s managed to make sure they are not disturbed.
If you are responsible for the maintenance of non domestic premises you also have a duty to manage the asbestos in them and to protect anyone working or using the premises from the risk of exposure to asbestos.