Whatever experience and expertise they may have, why when commissioning an asbestos survey would you choose a company who send their samples away for analysis, or perhaps one who has a vested interest in seeing asbestos removed?
At Environmental Services, our own UKAS accredited laboratory allows us to provide, if required, immediate feedback on analysis results. For any materials of particular concern, this approach either gives our clients peace of mind, or allows them to plan and implement remedial action at the earliest opportunity. The independence and impartiality of any follow up guidance and advice we are able to provide is demonstrated by the fact that we are not a removal contractor!
To demonstrate our expertise, all of our surveyors hold one of the highest levels of asbestos specific qualifications currently available, the BOHS Certificate of Competence in Asbestos (CoCA), going far beyond the minimum requirements laid down by the HSE. Furthermore, the sampling techniques employed by Environmental Services staff are annually audited and accredited by UKAS, which is recognised by the HSE as being a factor in identifying a suitably qualified surveying company. All of these elements, together with our long standing service to wide variety of clients, from private homeowners and sole traders, to large construction companies and the NHS, you can be assured Environmental Services will meet with your every expectation.
Environmental Services provide concise and easy-to-interpret reports which will not only meet with your specific requirements, but also those of the Health and Safety Executive’s publication HSG 264 Asbestos: The survey guide. In turn, this will assist in meeting some of the requirements of The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 Regulation 4 Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises. In order to fulfil the remaining requirements of Regulation 4, an asbestos management plan needs to be drawn up and implemented, monitored and reviewed. To learn more about Environmental Services’ bespoke asbestos management plans, please click here.
HSG 264 Asbestos: The survey guide, identifies two different types of survey and briefly summarised, they are: