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Asbestos Survey

Asbestos Demolition Survey | Asbestos Management Survey | Asbestos Refurbishment Survey

What is Asbestos?

 

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre that was widely used in construction until the 90s. The three types of asbestos fibres most commonly used in the UK are:

  • blue (crocidolite),
  • brown (amosite) and
  • white (chrysotile)

Before its dangers were known, asbestos was often used in buildings for insulation, flooring, roofing, and was sprayed on ceilings and walls. Its use is now banned in the UK, but buildings constructed before the year 2000 may still have asbestos in them.

Why do I need a asbestos survey?

 

Since 1999 it has been illegal to use Asbestos Containing Materials when constructing buildings in the UK. However, that does not mean that there is no longer a risk of asbestos in the country. Many buildings were built using the asbestos which is why surveys are so important.

From poor maintenance to demolition work, there can be many reasons why ACMs are exposed to the air. At uRisk we provide Asbestos Management Surveys to help identify, record, and manage the risk of exposure to asbestos making it safe to work in and around those areas.

Asbestos Survey Service Provider

 

uRisk provides a wide range of risk assessments services including domestic and commercial asbestos surveys.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and in compliance with the HSG 264 duty holders, including employers and those in control of premises, must ensure the health and safety of their employees or others who may be affected by their undertaking, this includes the risk of Asbestos. uRisk is an asbestos survey provider that carries out surveys the following circumstances:

 

  • Demolition Survey
  • Management Survey
  • Refurbishment Survey

Where is Asbestos found?

 

Asbestos can be found in a variety of locations in both domestic and commercial premises. Below is a non-exhaustive list of common locations Asbestos is found: 

 

  • Behind fuse boxes
  • Boilers pipes
  • Cold water storage tanks
  • Cement downpipes
  • Doors
  • Flue pipes
  • Guttering
  • Panelling
  • Pipe insulation
  • Roofing
  • Tiles
  • Window panels
  • More

What’s included in the Asbestos Survey?

You will receive a fully comprehensive assessment helping you meet compliance.

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Site Report

Details of report

Engineer Report

Notes from visit

Risk Ratings

Breakdown of risk ratings

Control and Management

Control measures checked

Survey of Assets

All assets assessed in full

Survey of Schematic

Review of current schematic

Scope of Works

Agreed works

Remedial Report

Details of works undertaken

Site Description

Site information

Asbestos Logbook

Records checked

Survey in Detail

Risks, materials, and design assessed

Support

30 minute report walk through

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Health and Safety

Initial site safety checks

Executive Summary

Overall risk rating

Management Structure

Legionella managment

Asbestos Overview

Asset register

Survey Photos

Photos of entire water system

Glossary

Terminology explained

Additional fees apply for legionella samples, water logbooks and schematics. If you have had a previous legionella risk assessment you may not need these items.

Asbestos Service Process

Get a Quote

Get a quote today by phone, email, or complete our contact form to receive a quotation within 24 hours.

Booking

Our coordinator will be in touch to confirm a Date That Suits You, along with estimated time of arrival.

Your Appointment

On the day of your appointment, you will receive a 30 min Curtesy Call from an engineer to confirm they’re on route.

Report

Your report is then Quality Checked and emailed in PDF Format, with Next Day Delivery.

Support Call

Our support team will be in touch to arrange your free 30 min Support Call to help explain your report.

All payments are due prior to booking completion unless agreed in writing for 30 days from the date of invoice. We will hold your booking time for 24 hours whilst we await payment. Reports are typically next day delivery, but please allow for up to 5 working days delivery.

Your Dedicated Safety Team

water quality monitoring

Jack

Customer Service

water quality monitoring

Neil

Operations

water quality monitoring

Matthew

Support

Legionella Control Services

Shaun

Technical

Asbestos Survey FAQs

Does the law apply to domestic properties?

Where there is work being done involves Asbestos Containing Materials then the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 will apply. Moreover, owners are not legally responsible for risks to contractors from asbestos, as the owners themselves are not engaged in any work activity normally.

How long does it take for the survey to be completed?

Typically it will take 2-5 days to receive your survey.

Do uRisk undertake asbestos removal?

Asbestos removal in itself poses an increased risk to asbestosis rather than the management of asbestos remaining in place. Therefore uRisk does not provide this service. 

How long does it take for the survey to be completed?

Typically it will take 2-5 days to receive your survey.

Are uRisk qualified?

Yes, all of our assessors are fully qualified and accredited by City & Guilds legionella control association and can help assist you in meeting compliance today for HSE (ACoP L8), and provide landlords with guidance for hot and cold water low risk systems. We are also Safe Contractor and Construction Online approved so you can rest assured that you are working with a trusted water hygiene service provider who put health and safety first.

All our engineers are DBS Checked to ensure suitable people are entering your premises and to safeguard vulnerable people. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards.

Do uRisk service my area?

Yes, our services are nationwide. Whether you have one or multiple water systems and one or multiple sites, we provide services across the country, with qualified engineers scattered throughout the UK and offices based in Hertfordshire which is a 30-minute train journey to London King’s Cross. Get in contact with us and book an appointment where we can carry out a legionella risk assessment. We will look at factors like your water temperature, redundant pipework, where your water is stored and test for bacteria in water systems.

What distinguishes the Management Asbestos Survey from the Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey?

Asbestos stands as the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the UK, with a significant portion of these occurrences prevalent within the construction sector. This pervasive threat, often referred to as the ‘hidden killer,’ exacts a substantial toll, claiming nearly 40 tradesmen each week on average. Shockingly, an estimated 5,000 individuals succumb annually to asbestos-related illnesses stemming from past exposures, with countless others receiving diagnoses of fatal asbestos-related conditions.

In light of the severe risks associated with asbestos-containing materials within structures, regulatory mandates necessitate comprehensive asbestos surveys. These surveys come in two primary forms:

  1. Management Asbestos Survey

  2. Refurbishment and Demolition Survey

At uRisk, we specialize in providing meticulous asbestos surveying services, tailored to meet the stringent regulatory requirements and mitigate the serious health risks posed by asbestos exposure.

The Management Asbestos Survey focuses on identifying and managing any asbestos materials found within a building, whereas the Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey is conducted prior to renovation or demolition activities to ensure the safe handling and removal of asbestos materials.

How often should asbestos surveys be conducted to find asbestos materials?

Asbestos surveys should be conducted regularly, especially in buildings with a history of asbestos-containing materials or prior to any renovation or demolition work, to ensure ongoing compliance with regulations and maintain occupant safety.

At uRisk, our team of experts is dedicated to delivering comprehensive asbestos surveying visual inspection solutions, backed by our commitment to safety, compliance, and unparalleled expertise in asbestos management.

How Do Surveys Help Me Meet Asbestos Regulations?

Asbestos surveys begin with a thorough examination of your premises conducted by a seasoned and certified professional well-versed in pertinent regulations. This comprehensive inspection entails scrutinizing ceilings, walls, and floors to pinpoint any materials posing potential asbestos hazards. Detailed documentation, including comprehensive notes, photographs, and samples as necessary, is compiled to generate a comprehensive report of findings.

Any man-made structure, commercial building, residential building or house constructed between 1850 and 1999 can still pose a risk to the occupants or workers who live or reside within them and thereby need asbestos surveys. UK Regulations require you to conduct asbestos surveys on buildings constructed within this period. They are required if you are occupying, buying, selling or demolishing such a building. If tenants or people are living inside the building, then asbestos surveys are also performed as a health and safety check. Asbestos surveys will uncover any instance of asbestos exposure.

The job of an asbestos surveyor is to inspect your building and identify potential asbestos-containing materials. The asbestos fibres themselves cannot always be identified directly because they are microscopic, however, an expert asbestos surveyor also is familiar with the types of building materials that might have asbestos in them, such as flooring tiles, roofing materials, window caulks, and so on.

Once the surveyor has located an asbestos-containing material a small sample will be taken of each suspect asbestos register or material which will then be analysed at the laboratory for further in-depth analysis. The laboratory will identify the type or types of asbestos present with sample(s) a bulk certificate of analysis is produced detailing the laboratory results.

What Do I Do If My Site Has Asbestos Containing Materials?

Asbestos is a heat-resistant, chemical-resistant, strength-binding naturally fibrous mineral that was commonly added to manufacture building materials. It was found to be a durable material with fire and heat-resistant properties. That is why it works so well as a fireproofing & insulating material in particular.

Any building constructed between 1850 and 1999 will likely have asbestos-containing materials within the commercial property. However, during the 1970s & 1980s, health experts determined that asbestos was responsible for negatively impacting the health of anyone who is exposed to it.

The greatest exposure to asbestos occurs when asbestos-containing materials are damaged because this action releases fibres into the air which can be readily inhaled and cause severe health consequences. Some of the most significant health consequences include lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, kidney cancer, and gastrointestinal tract cancer.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

Customer Service Excellence

Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

Nationwide Coverage

With engineers located all across the UK, we’re never too far away.

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Full Compliance Services

Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.

We have been working with Urisk for best part of year now. I could not recomend their services highly enough. They always promptly respond to our requests promptly and manage the job from start to finish seamlessly. I would highly recommend.
Sam Guest
Sam G.
My first time using Urisk for work at multiple sites. Daniel was absolutely brilliant, polite and professional. Highly recommended! 🙂
Claire Keay
Claire K.
Fantastic training courses and we've found the legionella risk assessment very easy to read and far more detailed than any we have previously had. 5 star service!
Gemma Pond
Gemma P.
Incredibly detailed and professional team. Have been beyond helpful with with our CQC legionella compliance for our Safety. They’ve found solutions to fit around how we work and our budgets. We are always advised with reference to HSE which has been brilliant.
Amy Thorne
Amy T.
Really easy to organise a risk assessment to be carried out at our offices and have had great help from them since to implement the necessary changes to keep the office safe. Would definitely recommend.
Holly Ferguson
Holly F.
Brilliant Service, efficient, professional, punctual and friendly.
Alex Windsor
Alex W.
We're a small GP practice and started using uRisk for legionella risk assessments. We opted to use their remedial and monitoring services and they've been absolutely great. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you so much!
Amanda Pates
Amanda P.
Brilliant company, customer service was great! And engineers were fantastic. Thanks again uRisk! Will definitely be using them for all future work.
Nikesh Gohil
Nikesh G.
uRisk have been helping us with our Legionella Control for a number of years now. We've recently had a CQC audit and they were very impressed with our legionella compliance! Thank you for all your help.
Mike Port
Mike P.
Brilliant service! Thanks a lot for the hard graft
Leon Macauley
Leon M.
Daniel did the testing today at PGHC He was really efficient, friendly and so professional. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Thanks Daniel
Lorraine Carruthers
Lorraine C.
My experience with URisk Water Hygiene from my initial enquiry, to their site visit to undertake a Legionella Water Risk Assessment at my office (MDG), to providing me with the report and aftercare has been superb! Efficient response times, excellent customer service, friendly, helpful advisors and assessors who are always ready to help and provide guidance. An absolute pleasure to deal with, I highly recommend!
Lauren Wakeman
Lauren W.
A fabulous company, excellent customer service, they try to accommodate appoitments, and do there utmost in emergencies, been with them a few years now,  honestly cant fault them. Coming out of Covid 19, having our building urgently disanitised,  big thank-you to Luke and Lee for staying so late to get the job done!! Thank you Devon, for juggling the diary to fit us in so soon. A Team 🙂
Jo Maskell
Jo M.
Richard & Nick are great. Really good work and nice people.
Joshua Ballard
Joshua B.
This is by far the best service I have received in a long time.Lloyd who we spoke to was super helpful and very thorough with everything.I would def recommend using this company, they are not just out for money they put their customers needs first.Thank you
Coral Dawkins
Coral D.
Extremely happy with our legionella risk assessment carried out by uRisk, easy to understand and great customer service. Thanks again
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Nickayla R.

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