Asbestos Surveys

An asbestos survey should always be carried out by a trained, competent professional

Why is asbestos dangerous?

When materials containing asbestos are damaged or disturbed, they release fibres into the air. When these fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious harm to human beings resulting in disease and often death. These diseases do not have immediate effect, they build up and evolve over time. However, once diagnosed with the diseases it is too late to do anything to prevent them. Therefore asbestos surveys are important, as they can help identify where there are materials that contain asbestos so they can either be safely contained or removed.

What does asbestos survey involve?

An asbestos survey should always be carried out by a trained professional. The survey will aim to:

The information that is gathered from the survey is then put into something called an asbestos report. The report will  show all the areas in the building where asbestos has been found to be present, detail the type of asbestos present, recommend if further testing is required and in most cases recommend a plan of action to either contain or safely dispose of asbestos containing materials (ACM).

We offer three types of asbestos surveys


Surveys of this type are normally carried out to identify if your premises contains any asbestos

This survey is required when demolition work is being scheduled and is a requirement by law before any work can commence

This survey is used when refurbishment work is planned for a property.

After the survey has been carried out, you will receive a report of all asbestos containing materials that have been found and how to safely manage them.