A management survey, formerly known as type 2 surveys, is undertaken to address the risks from asbestos associated with the continued use of the building (i.e. normal occupancy and activities, and associated maintenance and development). CMSE Consultancy perform the survey to ensure that no one is harmed by the continued presence of asbestos in premises during maintenance and other work. CMSE Consultancy will locate the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing material (ACM) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy including foreseeable maintenance and installation. These Management surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. CMSE Consultants then provide the client with a asbestos register and asbestos management plan.
This type of survey, formerly known as type 3 surveys, is necessary prior to any disturbance or demolition work being carried out. Refurbishment/demolition surveys are required when the needs or use of the building changes and the fabric of the building will be disturbed or complex fixed plant and equipment are to be dismantled. Refurbishment / demolition surveys are much more intrusive and destructive compared with management surveys as their intention is to locate all the ACMs so that they can be removed before the refurbishment or demolition takes place.
CMSE Consultancy will carry out these surveys before any demolition tasks that could potentially disturb any asbestos that are hidden in the fabric of the building are started. Our expert Consultants will make every effort to find all of the asbestos either the location where the work will be carried out or, in the case of a pre-demolition scenario, all of the asbestos containing materials. Our consultancy service can then provide a course of appropriate action dependent on the results of the surveys.
CMSE Consultancy provide independent professional and practical advice on your duties under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 2006 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) (Amendments) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 589 of 2010) were signed by Dara Calleary, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation on the 8th December 2010. The Regulations amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 386 of 2006). These Regulations give effect to Directive 2009/148/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30th November 2009 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work.
The Regulations apply to all work activities which transpose persons to risks arising from the inhalation of dust from asbestos or materials containing asbestos. The Regulations provide a single exposure limit value for all work activities where exposure to asbestos dust in the air at a place of work may arise. The Regulations also emphasise the need for adequate training. Those involved in demolition and asbestos removal activities must provide evidence of their ability to do this work in a safe way to ensure the protection of their employees.
For more information on Asbestos, visit the HSA Website