Asbestos Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys: Frequently Asked Questions:

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Refurbishment/Demolition Surveys FAQs:

What is a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey?

A Refurbishment/Demolition Survey is required where the premises, or part of it, need upgrading, refurbishment, or demolition. The survey is designed to locate and describe all asbestos-containing materials in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.

Why is a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey necessary?

This survey is crucial to ensure that no one will be harmed by work on asbestos-containing materials in the premises. It helps manage the asbestos safely by locating and describing all asbestos materials before any structural work begins.

How does a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey differ from a Management Survey?

Unlike a Management Survey, which is meant for the proper management of asbestos in a facility during normal occupancy, a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey is more invasive and exhaustive. It ensures that no asbestos materials are missed before any construction or demolition work starts.

What happens during a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey?

The survey involves a comprehensive inspection where asbestos-containing materials are not only identified but may also be removed or disturbed to gain access to all areas. This might require destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas.

What should I do to prepare for a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey?

Ensure that the property is vacant, provide access to all areas, and supply the surveyor with site plans, building blueprints, and any previous asbestos reports. This preparation helps in conducting a thorough survey.

How will the results of the Refurbishment/Demolition Survey impact my renovation or demolition project?

The results provide a detailed report that informs the construction or demolition strategy to manage asbestos materials safely. It includes guidance on handling, removal, and disposal of asbestos, ensuring safety and compliance with legal standards.

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