Do I Need an Asbestos Survey?

Do I Need an Asbestos Survey?


If your building was built in or after the year 2000 it is unlikely to have any asbestos. If it was built before 2000, or you are unsure or when it was built you should presume the building contains asbestos and a survey should be carried out unless you know for sure it doesn't contain asbestos.

The presence of asbestos is usually referred to as ACM (Asbestos Containing Material) as it was often added to other materials before being used in buildings. Asbestos was used in many guises within a building such as lagging pipes, asbestos insulating boards (AIB), asbestos cement products, flat or corrugated sheets, certain textured coatings, bitumen or vinyl materials such as floor coverings. ACMs are often found in areas not normally visited like roof voids, store rooms etc. which can make them difficult to detect. An asbestos survey by a reputable competent person will identify the ACMs on your premises.

It is your duty to inform employees and contractors of the actual or possible presence of any asbestos on your premises which they could disturb while carrying out their work. This could range from construction/refurbishment work to installing a noticeboard.

An asbestos survey will identify the location of any asbestos-containing materials in the building, the type of asbestos they contain, and the condition these materials are in.


For more information on asbestos awareness call our expert Steve on 0844 8797286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

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