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Asbestos Surveys in Essex

Chess Environmental's asbestos survey department provide UKAS HSG 264 compliant Asbestos Management Surveys, Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Surveys. We also undertake Re-inspections of current asbestos surveys as part of our management services.

Our offices are in based Essex and the South East of England but we cover the whole of the UK.

Regulation 4 "Duty to Manage" requires the duty holder to find out whether your commercial premises contain asbestos, assess the risk, and develop a plan to manage that risk and act on it. Failure to comply could result in prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Asbestos Survey Services

Our asbestos survey services will identify and provide clients with recommendations for the suitable management of any Asbestos containing materials.

Undertaking an asbestos survey is a key stage in managing your asbestos.

The main purpose of the asbestos survey is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any ACMs present. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264:

  • Asbestos Management Survey – The purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building.

  • Pre-Refurbishment Asbestos Survey – Prior to refurbishment work being carried out, a refurbishment and demolition survey must be completed.

  • Pre-Demolition Asbestos Survey - Prior to demolition work being carried out, a refurbishment and demolition survey must be completed.

  • Asbestos Re-inspection Services - Once ACMs have been identified, it is the dutyholder's responsibility to inspect these items (at least annually) and create a Management Plan.

The type of asbestos survey needed will be dependent on you and your property’s specific requirements. This will be established during the survey planning phase in conjunction with one of our surveyors. Our technical department are more than happy to answer any questions regarding surveys that you may have. 

All of our asbestos surveyors hold the P402 certificate. Each have a minimum of 5 years surveying experience and have been strictly audited in line with in-house quality systems. 

Understanding the Duty To Manage Regulations

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