Before you hire a company for an asbestos survey, you will need for them to give you a written quote of all charges so that you can get an estimate of what they will be charging. In the United States, asbestos is used extensively in roofing shingles and building materials because of its fire retardant properties. It is also used in thermal insulation products, such as ceiling tiles and paperboard.
There are other kinds of asbestos survey services available, but you should first consider your specific needs before selecting the appropriate one. If you do not select the right kind of survey for your needs, then it may mean you aren’t meeting your legal obligations for the safe management of the dangerous material. You need for this type of service for a standard inspection plan that will provide you with the information you need for controlling this substance is found in the workplace.
Some of the most common asbestos testing include: New boiler installation, chimney or flue repair, roof repair and replacement, removal or construction of chimneys, new roof installation and replacement, floor or wall covering repair and installation. The survey will usually be completed within three days and depending on the length of time you require it for, will be very affordable. If a site is not suitable, for example, if a new boiler may need to be installed, then the surveyor can talk to your electrician or plumber to find out their recommendations. They may suggest a site that would be more suitable, or which may be too dangerous for the work to take place.
If your surveyor suggests a site that would not be suitable, then a second survey may be necessary. In these instances, then the surveyor may need to get the consent of your landlord or other relevant individuals. A third asbestos survey is normally undertaken if your plumber has recommended a second site, which is outside of your agreed location.
The surveyor will usually quote you a fee for their services, which will include their expense for finding the agreed location and relevant pipes work. It also includes any necessary excavation of personal property and asbestos waste.
If you decide to undertake the survey yourself then you will need to get some essential asbestos survey training. These include: proper protective clothing such as overalls and hard hats; protective gear such as gloves and face shields; safety signs and stickers; asbestos disposal methods; and legal requirements. This training is available from your local council’s safety department.
You may need the service of a professional engineer who is experienced in both pipe works and installations. He may need to accompany you to the site so he can give you his expert opinion on any potential problems you may have with the equipment and the installation. If a gas engineer is employed by your plumber he may need to be authorised by your local council to do this kind of work.