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Asbestos Surveying

Protect yourself and those around you by getting an Asbestos Survey & Management Plan. The Health & Safety at Work Act 2016 holds all PCBUs accountable for the management of asbestos in buildings. Ensure you are compliant and managing asbestos accordingly.

Asbestos Surveying

Asbestos Surveying & Management Plan

Getting an expert asbestos surveyor to undertake an Asbestos Survey & Management Plan will help you meet your obligation under the Health & Safety Act 2016. NOTE: If you want to know more about your obligations click here to download a copy of your obligations.

Why can you bet on a Betta report?

A Betta Asbestos Survey & Management Plan will:

  • Identify asbestos in a property
  • Either presume or take physical samples (under client direction)
  • Include a Management Plan with a clear direction forward on how to manage asbestos where identified.
  • Outline the type, extent, accessibility and condition of any asbestos identified.
  • Recommendations and comments given
  • Be prepared by inspectors who are totally independent and have the client’s best interests at heart.
  • Be prepared and written by an IP402 qualified asbestos surveyor.

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Types of Surveys

There are two ways to survey a property depending on the outcome you want and the budget you have for identifying and managing asbestos. The two different survey types are listed below:

A presumptive survey is when no physical samples are taken during the survey. The inspector will use their skills, knowledge and expertise to identify potential asbestos in the property and document the presumed asbestos in the survey.

The advantages of this type of survey are:

  • It’s cheaper
  • The report is quicker to produce (no waiting on laboratory results)
  • No invasive testing

The disadvantages to this type of survey are:

  • The asbestos is not 100% definitively determined, eg the only true way to identify asbestos is to test it. Because a presumptive survey does not test it, we cannot 100% definitely determine if a material has an Asbestos Containing Material. This could mean testing in the future or treating the product as asbestos when it isn’t.
  • The scope in which you can use the survey for is limited eg you cannot use it for demolition purposes.
Detailed Survey

A detailed survey is the most comprehensive survey offered by Betta Asbestos Consultants. A detailed survey is when an inspector identifies all the potential asbestos containing materials and physical samples are taken and sent to an independent laboratory for testing to accurately determine if there is an Asbestos Containing Material present in any of the samples taken. A detailed survey identifies asbestos in the property and defines if it contains asbestos or not.

The advantages of this type of survey are:

  • It’s very accurate
  • Definitive answers on asbestos types and locations
  • Very detailed report
  • Easier to manage the asbestos properly

The disadvantages of this type of survey are:

  • It’s a lot more expensive, as samples need to be taken and there is a lab cost to process them
  • Report takes longer to produce as there is processing time at the laboratory

Betta Asbestos Consultancy also offers specifically designed Asbestos demolition surveys. These surveys will ensure you are complying with all the identification and management of asbestos prior to any removal or demolition occurring. It is important that all stakeholders, including the public, are kept safe when demolition occurs.

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Detailed Survey

Understanding what an Asbestos Survey & Management Plan is.

An Asbestos Survey is different to an Asbestos Management Plan. An Asbestos Survey is the process and document that the inspector undertakes and produces about what asbestos is in the property, its location, product type, asbestos type, extent of the ACM, accessibility, surface treatment, condition of the element and material risk score. It is the document that outlines all the information about asbestos.

A Management Plan is the documented plan of how to manage the asbestos. This includes signage, PPE gear, who can do what and how, along with all the relevant information required to manage asbestos.