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If you are disturbing the fabric of a building, you will have a legal obligation to have a Refurbishment and Demolition (R&D) Asbestos Survey conducted before any work takes place. The R&D Survey must show whether asbestos containing materials are present or not through proper sampling and investigation. Refurbishment and demolition surveys are carried out at the beginning of any project and will form part of the overall refurbishment or demolition plan.

A management asbestos survey will not always provide you with the information you need to commence any works as a Management Survey is not intrusive. Management Surveys, for example, normally gives you a general overview of the entire property and may not focus on the area that you’re working on. Management Surveys are normally used to identify ACM which are to remain in situ and are regularly inspected through an asbestos management process.

Surveys provided:

R&D Surveys

An intrusive, accurate survey to provide information on the location, amount and condition of asbestos-containing materials (ACM).

An R&D survey will help identify all the ACM to be removed before refurbishment work or demolition.

An R&D survey is a legal requirement on any building where refurbishment or demolition works are to be carried out in order to identify asbestos before work starts (Regulation 5 Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012).



MAnagement surveys

A survey to provide information on the location, amount and condition of ACM in the building, in order for an asbestos register to be compiled.

The register can then be used by the building owner to adequately manage ACM in the building in accordance with Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (the Duty to Manage).

Are you a Dutyholder?

The duty to manage asbestos is directed at those who manage non-domestic premises: the people with responsibility for protecting others who work in such premises, or use them in other ways, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes.

The dutyholder is the owner of the non-domestic premises or the person or organisation that has clear responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises, for example through an explicit agreement such as a tenancy agreement or contract.