Asbestos Re-inspections

After the Management Level survey is complete and its’ asbestos register has been issued, if asbestos issues have been identified, the report may well make recommendations for remedial treatments.

Once these treatments (sealing / encapsulating or removing), have been done, then the asbestos register is out of date ~ because it no longer represents the new  asbestos profile of the building.

Also, as time goes by, the asbestos that is there, may be further damaged.  For either of these events, the building needs to be re-inspected and a new current (valid), asbestos register issued.

In any event, the HSE guidelines are that non-domestic buildings with asbestos issues, should be re-inspected annually.

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Similarly, after a Refurbishment / Demolition survey on part or all of a building (after which various asbestos issues were removed before the rest of the building works), then again, the asbestos register is out of date ~ because it no longer represents the new  asbestos profile of the building.

Because of this, after the building works are completed, the surveyor needs to issue a revised asbestos register to record only the remaining asbestos issues (or if they have all now been removed, then a ‘Nil Find’ asbestos register ~ at which point ongoing annual re-inspections are no longer required).

Hidden pipe insulation discovered during Asbestos Testing Service

Badly damaged asbestos pipe insulation that was boxed in with timber and only exposed (many years later), when pipe maintenance was required.

Please Also Note :

If your building project (and hence your recent refurbishment / demolition level survey) only involved part of the structure, then if any subsequent building works arise in the remaining parts, then these will still require a Refurbishment/Demolition survey on any areas involved which have not as yet been surveyed to this level.

Asbestos Testing Service and Re-inspections