An asbestos management survey is the standard type of survey and would be undertaken if you were buying or
selling a property. Would also be required on commercial premises to assist with the management of asbestos
Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos
containing materials (ACMs) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy,
including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.
A management survey will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. The extent of intrusion
will vary between premises and depend on what is reasonably practicable for individual properties, i.e. it
will depend on factors such as the type of building, the nature of construction, accessibility etc.
A management survey should include an assessment of the condition of the various ACMs and their ability to
release fibres into the air, if they are disturbed in some way. This ‘material assessment’ will give a good
initial guide to the priority for managing ACMs, as it will identify the materials which will most readily
release airborne fibres if they are disturbed.
The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos. However,
a management survey can also involve presuming the presence or absence of asbestos. A management survey may
be completed using a combination of sampling and presuming suspect ACMs or, indeed, just presuming. Any materials
presumed to contain asbestos must also have their condition assessed (i.e. a material assessment).
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