Crucial Environmental Ltd are accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17020 by UKAS to undertake both Management and Refurbishment & Demolition Surveys in accordance with current HSE guidelines.
Crucial Environmental has years of experience providing in-depth asbestos surveys for commercial, industrial and residential properties across the South East of England. Whether you are concerned about asbestos on your site that is being refurbished or you need to have a check to create a management plan for your premises, we can help. For any form of survey, get in contact with us today by calling 01903 297818 or by filling out our contact form.
One of the most popular services we provide are our management asbestos surveys. These function as the first step in producing an asbestos management plan which will help you adhere to the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Asbestos is not always visually obvious and it can be impossible to know whether a specifically material contains asbestos just by looking at it, so an asbestos survey is the only way to be sure.
The purpose of this asbestos assessment is to locate and assess any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) at your property – especially where these materials could be knocked, damaged or disturbed during standard occupancy, or due to foreseeable light maintenance or installations.
If we find suspicious materials that may contain asbestos we will take representative samples. These samples are then sent off to a favoured AKAS-accredited laboratory where they will be analysed. The results will be used to compile a register of ACMs on the premises. The condition of each ACM is then assessed and we provide recommendations regarding their current state and their future management.
After we have carried out the initial asbestos survey, we can conduct regular re-inspections to monitor the on-going condition of the ACMs. We offer fantastic deals on re-inspections if we have conducted the initial assessment on your property.
Refurbishment and Demolition Survey
This asbestos refurbishment survey is similar to our management asbestos survey except that intrusive and destructive methods are used to uncover the extent of ACMs within the fabric of the building – finding materials that may be entirely hidden within the structure. This form of survey will use intrusive and destructive methods to allow us to gain access to difficult-to-reach areas such as roof voids, wall interiors, solid floors and under crofts.
This survey is ideal if you are having extensive refurbishment works carried out or if the whole building is being demolished. If you were to carry out refurbishment works and asbestos was present within the building structure then you are likely to disturb it. This is when asbestos is dangerous, as fibres are released into the atmosphere and can be breathed into the lungs.
We are also offer management surveys with refurbishment or demolition specified areas. In this case the majority of the building would have a standard management survey, while intrusive and destructive methods would be used in the designated areas.
We carry out a live asbestos risk assessment on site before we commence working.
Areas We Cover
Crucial Environmental provides all forms of asbestos services, covering the South East of England. We are based in West Sussex and have carried out work throughout London, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and beyond.
If you need to have either a Management Survey or a Refurbishment and Demolition Survey carried out, Crucial Environmental can help you. Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to book for us to come and survey your property. All reports are emailed to you in PDF format as well as being printed in full colour, bound and presented to you in hard copy, with an additional copy created on compact disc.