At ASS we are fully trained in asbestos surveying (IP402) and hold the following licence Asbestos Assessor & we are also qualified Asbestos Certificate of Competence (COC) holders.

Our knowledge in the asbestos & demolition industry is second to none and we have been involved of some of the largest projects in this field, giving us the expertise to undertake any size project that you may have or need advice on.

We are committed to providing practical solutions to our clients, backed up by years of practical experience in the asbestos & demolition field.

  • Asbestos Surveying
  • Asbestos Management Plans
  • Asbestos Assessor
  • Review of ARCP
  • Asbestos Air Monitoring
  • Clearance Certificate
  • Technical Advice for Asbestos & Demolition
  • Comprehensive Asbestos & Demolition Budgets
  • Contract Tender Advice & Review
  • Detail Scope of Works for Asbestos & Demolition
  • Management of Asbestos & Demolition Projects
  • Independent Audit of Sites
  • Contaminated Soil
  • HSE Strategy


Management Survey

Management Survey is required for the normal occupation and use of the building to ensure continued management of any ACM’s in situ, and is the standard survey type.

Its purpose is to locate as far as is reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACM’s in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation and to assess their condition.

Refurbishment & Demolition Survey

Refurbishment & Demolition Survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.

Note: This applies to the demolition or refurbishment of a structure or plant:

  • That was constructed or installed before 1 January 2000, or
  • In which asbestos has been identified


The PCBU that will carry out the demolition or refurbishment must not begin until the structure or plant has been inspected by a competent person to determine whether asbestos or ACM is fixed to or installed in the structure or plant.

A PCBU that is to carry out the demolition or refurbishment of a home must make sure that all asbestos likely to be disturbed by the demolition is identified and, as far as possible, is removed before the demolition begins (unless there is an emergency, or demolition is required to gain access to the asbestos materials).

Exposure to asbestos has been linked with respiratory illness as well as other diseases. The identification of the hazards associated with asbestos.

The PCBU has a legal obligation and responsibility to protect the health and safety of its staff, contractors and visitors from the possible exposure to asbestos.

For workplace PCBUs

For workplace PCBUs, identifying asbestos or ACM in the workplace is the first step for managing asbestos exposure risks, under the new asbestos Regulations they have a duty to and the asbestos management process is listed below:

  • Identify asbestos and ACM’s (Asbestos Survey)
  • Assess risks from asbestos and ACM’s and identify ways to control them
  • Develop an asbestos management plan by April 2018
  • Processes for accidents, incidents, emergencies
  • Review asbestos management plan’s effectiveness

Identifying asbestos will help those people in the workplace who do not need to work in asbestoscontaining areas to avoid exposure to asbestos. People working in these areas will know what to expect and what precautions to take to keep safe.

Asbestos management plan

From 4 April 2018, the PCBU that manages or controls a workplace that has an asbestos management plan must make sure that the plan is reviewed and, if necessary, revised if:

  • There is a review of a control measure
  • Asbestos is removed from, or disturbed, sealed, or enclosed at, the workplace
  • The plan is no longer adequate for managing the asbestos or ACM risk at the workplace
  • A representative requests a review as detailed below
  • Five years have passed since the plan was last reviewed.