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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific hazards - Asbestos - Identifying and managing asbestos - Surveys - 6425
    Carrying out a survey is the first step in the duty to manage asbestos. It will reveal the presence of any asbestos/ACMs, and determine what needs to be done about it. There are two types of asbestos surveys. The first is carried out to determine the location and condition of asbestos, known as a management survey. The second is to discover the extent of asbestos in a building and is known as a refurbishment and demolition survey. The duty holder needs to make sure they understand which type of survey is required...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific hazards - Asbestos - Identifying and managing asbestos - Surveys - Material assessment - 6455
    When a management survey is carried out a material assessment is required to identify the potential for fibre release. This allows ACMs to be given a number which relates to its hazard potential by adding up its score for each factor. This is also required where a refurbishment and demolition survey has been carried out but work is not planned to start for some time (3 months as a guide). The factors to address are: Factor Categories Potential to release fibres if disturbed 1 Product type Asbestos-reinforced...
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