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Asbestos surveys, Lead paint survey, Anthrax Surveys
We undertake 2 different types of asbestos survey nationwide as directed by UK legislation.
• Management Asbestos Surveys (Previously known as a Type 2 survey)
• Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Surveys (Previously known as a Type 3 survey)
Management asbestos surveys ( formally Type 2 asbestos survey) are standard inspection surveys in order to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 for all commercial and industrial property and also for those buying or disposing of property. This type of inspection is non-intrusive but does include sampling of suspect materials which are then sent to the laboratory to report on whether asbestos is present and if so, what types of asbestos. If you are a business whether leaseholder or freeholder this survey will identify what asbestos containing materials are in place within the your demise, their condition and what your legal obligations are in order to comply with the regulations. If you have been asked to carryout an asbestos survey for management purposes and provide an asbestos register for insurance or compliance purposes, including visits from either HSE or Environmental Health this is the survey type which includes the information set out in Regulation 4 "Duty to Manage" All commercial & industrial property ( some residential properties are also cover) built prior to the year 2002 are included in the regulation, regardless of size.
Refurbishment-Demotion asbestos survey ( formally Type 3 asbestos survey) must be undertaken on properties which are due to be refurbished or demolished ( or elements of both). Professionals, occupiers and management agents involved in minor and major fit-outs and strip-out will need to commission such a survey prior to beginning the works. As well as the requirements for this type of survey covered under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and HSG264, further stipulations are laid out in the CDM Regulations 2015 ( Construction Design and Management). The aim of this survey type is to survey the property in question for asbestos containing materials so as these can be managed safely or as is usually the case removed safely inline with the regulations before the strip-out and re-fit. All property types are covered regardless of size or class of use - residential, commercial, industrial or mixed. RD asbestos Surveys are highly intrusive and damage will occur to elements of the property in order to inspect the fabric of the building, as such this type of survey can only usually be undertaken in a vacant property and one which is owned by the person or company commissioning the survey.
EnviroHive Ltd provide lead paint surveys, lead paint tests & assessments on all property types. The health concerns associated with lead have long been recognised and it is now common for CDM Principle Designers (coordinators), architects, principle contractors and building occupiers involved in refurbishment works to request information about old coatings and applications within a given building prior to the start of any works.
Lead paint surveys & analysis are crucially important for those involved in refurbishment or renovation, particularly in period properties or listed buildings which have been neglected or have remained unchanged for some time. In some circumstances readily occupied properties such as schools and hospitals will also require information pertaining to the nature and condition of painted surfaces and applications.
The process of undertaking a lead paint survey is much the same as other types of inspection. A surveyor will attend site to inspect the property and make a detailed register of lead paint coatings, this will involve taking samples of painted finishes within a given room or area depending on the scope of works. The samples are then digested in the laboratory and analysed by ICPMS, this is able to detect lead and other heavy metals at very low concentrations.
Within residential buildings (in particular those that are listed) lead paint can be found on any period surface or substrate such as doors and architraves, skirting boards dado rails, timber features such as box sash windows and decorative wood panel. Other wooden features such as banisters and spindles, floor boards and internal/external shutters can also contain many layers of lead paint which have been over painted several times in the property's history.
EnviroHive Ltd undertake Anthrax Surveys & Tests on horse hair and other animal hairs within plaster including lath and plaster varieties which can feature within older buildings.
Anthrax is a persistent bacteria which lives as spores in hairs and hides in livestock such as horse, cow, ox & goat and can survive a wide range of conditions not only within the textile industries but also within traditional plaster materials within old or historical buildings.
Horse hair and other animal hairs have been used in traditional plaster for centuries but it wasn't unit 1919 that control measure
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