Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement, as defined within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) in the following manner;
All non-domestic properties built prior to 1999 are required to have an Asbestos Register in place, to comply with Regulation 4, "Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non-Domestic Premises" which states that an asbestos register should be produced which should detail the extent and condition of any asbestos material found within the premises, and any remedial action necessary to manage the asbestos material safely. Surveying buildings for asbestos materials takes various forms depending on a client's need and the present uses of the building, however, to ensure compliance with current legislation an asbestos Management Survey should be carried out on all non-domestic buildings in the UK built prior to 1999. The link below will take you to our asbestos survey page for more information regarding asbestos consultancy.
Audits on Asbestos activities (e.g. Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Surveys, and Asbestos Analytical Services) are used for a variety of reasons by our clients. Whether it is for an asbestos removal company; who require an independent audit as part of a contract agreement for accreditation or license purposes, or a company; who periodically have to ensure that their building complies with health and safety guidance and legislation in accordance with their Asbestos Management Plans, as required the health and safety executive(HSE).
Health & Safety
The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSAWA) requires an employer to provide a safe workplace. Work with asbestos is covered by its own set of regulations – The control of asbestos regulations (CAR) 2012 and it is these that any persons working with asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) should comply to. For more information please click the link below.
Cube Environmental undertakes the analysis of potential asbestos containing materials for the presence of asbestos. Adhering to HSE, UKAS and BOHS standards, analysts use a range of microscopy and observation methods to determine presence of asbestos in bulk samples. More information on our analytical services is available through the below link.