The purpose of an asbestos management survey or standard survey is to identify the presence and extent of any potential asbestos-containing materials in a building.
The types of asbestos survey recently changed. What was called a Type 3 survey is now called a demolition or refurbishment survey. A demolition or refurbishment survey is a fully intrusive and destructive survey.
Intrusive techniques will be used to inspect all areas of a building where asbestos-containing materials might be, including underneath carpets and flooring, loft and ceiling spaces as well as behind cladding or paneling. This kind of survey is required when any internal structures in a building are set for an upgrade, refurbishment or demolition.
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Upon arrival, a surveyor will safely take small samples of any materials which are suspected to contain asbestos. They will check in ceiling voids, under floors, and any area of the building that may have been affected by routine maintenance. They will make a log of each room, complete with all of the construction materials it contains and mark any inaccessible rooms as potentially containing asbestos.
Asbestos Air Testing is a practice that determines how much asbestos containing fiber is in the air - and therefore being breathed in. During an Asbestos Air Test, air is drawn through a filter which collects airborne particles. These are then sent for inspection to identify the quantity of airborne asbestos.