Asbestos Management Survey

The following two surveys used to be known as Type 1 and Type 2 Asbestos Surveys. They are now amalgermated as one and known as Asbestos Management Survey’s.

Asbestos Management Survey (HSG264)

Formally known as a Type 1: Location and assessment survey (presumptive survey).

The purpose of the survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos Containing Materials in the building and assess their condition. This survey essentially defers the need to sample and analyse for Asbestos until a later time. The duty holder bears potential additional costs of management for some non-asbestos containing materials. All areas should be accessed and inspected as far as reasonably practicable. (e.g. above false ceilings and inside risers, service ducts, lift shafts etc) or must be presumed to contain Asbestos until proven different.

Asbestos Management Survey (HSG264)

Formally known as a Type 2: Standard sampling, identification and assessment survey (sampling survey)

The purpose and procedures used in this survey are the same for Type 1, except that representative samples are collected and analysed for the presents of Asbestos. Samples from each type of suspected ACM found are collected and analysed to confirm or refute the surveyor’s judgment. The number of samples should be sufficient for the surveyor to make an assessment of whether Asbestos is or is not present. Sampling is normally carried out simultaneously with the asbestos survey, or can be carried out as a separate exercise, after a Type 1 survey has been carried out.