This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all Asbestos Containing Materials to specific areas where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.

The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. Refurbishment and Demolition surveys may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.

Asbestos Refurbishment or Demolition Survey

The report provided will include:

  • Property/building address
  • Type of survey undertaken

  • Areas included in the survey
  • Location(s) of the ACMs (building identifier, floor number, room identifier and position within room/space)
  • Likelihood/extent of accessibility/vulnerability
  • Level of identification (confirmed, strongly presumed, presumed)
  • Quantity of ACM present
  • Type of asbestos present
  • Condition of identified ACM
  • Product type – Thermal insulation, wall panels, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, etc
  • Material risk assessment score (high, medium, low or very low)
  • Recommended action to reduce risk of exposure to asbestos to acceptable level