School in Wirral
Expansion Joint to Brick School Building in Wirral

Client:       Project Manager

Project:     Asbestos targeted refurbishment survey at a local school

Asbestos targeted refurbishment survey to a primary school on the Wirral.  Asbestos cement, asbestos bitumen dpc and asbestos floor tiles identified during inspection.

🏡 Guidance for Having an Asbestos Survey

  • Initial Assessment: The process typically starts with an initial assessment of the property’s condition and potential asbestos risks.
  • Identify Responsible Person: Determine the responsible person or duty holder for managing asbestos in non-domestic premises.
  • Select Survey Type: Choose the appropriate type of asbestos survey based on the property’s use, age, and known or suspected ACMs.
  • Hire Competent Surveyor: Select a qualified and competent asbestos surveyor or surveying company with the necessary expertise and accreditation.
  • Survey Scope: Define the scope of the survey, including areas to be inspected and any restrictions or limitations.
  • Survey Execution: The surveyor will visit the property and systematically inspect for the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).
  • Sampling and Analysis: If required, the surveyor will take samples of suspected ACMs for laboratory analysis to confirm asbestos presence.
  • Detailed Report: A comprehensive report is generated, documenting survey findings, including the location, type, and condition of ACMs.

📚 The Duty to Manage Asbestos

  • Legal Obligation: The Duty to Manage Asbestos is a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for non-domestic premises.
  • Responsibilities: Duty holders are responsible for managing asbestos in these premises and ensuring the safety of workers and occupants.
  • Risk Assessment: Duty holders must assess the risk of asbestos exposure, prepare an asbestos management plan, and regularly review and update it.
  • Information Sharing: Information about the location and condition of ACMs must be shared with those who may disturb them, such as contractors.

🔗   HSE Guidelines

  • HSE Website: For detailed information on the Duty to Manage Asbestos, visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website: HSE Asbestos Guidance.
  • Guidance Documents: The HSE provides various guidance documents, including the “Asbestos: The survey guide” and “Managing and working with asbestos,” to help duty holders understand and fulfill their obligations.

🏢 Expertise Serving the Merseyside and Wirral Area

  • Proximity: Located just 45 minutes away from the Wirral, Knight Specialist Services Ltd can efficiently serve clients in the Merseyside and Wirral area.
  • Comprehensive Services: Their expertise includes asbestos surveys, management, and refurbishment services, ensuring full compliance with asbestos regulations.
  • Local Knowledge: Knight Specialist Services Ltd’s familiarity with the region and its specific needs allows for tailored and effective asbestos management.

Having an asbestos survey is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of a property’s occupants and workers, as well as complying with legal obligations under the Duty to Manage Asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides comprehensive guidance on asbestos management, and Knight Specialist Services Ltd, with its local presence and expertise, is well-equipped to serve clients in the Merseyside and Wirral area, providing top-notch asbestos survey and management services.

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