AMC offer domestic asbestos services to give you the peace of mind you need in your home. You don’t want to have to worry about your safety in your own home. Using our residential asbestos survey and management plan, you won’t have to.
Though it’s not a formal requirement expressed by the Health and Safety Executive Guidance, residential asbestos surveys are very popular. They allow the tenant or homeowner to be confident any asbestos in their home is safe and not causing harm to anyone who lives there.
AMC offer a residential asbestos survey to our customers. This survey has been adapted from strict guidance outlined in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It involved all the relevant risk assessments and advice to ensure the continued safety of your home.
Remember, you might not necessarily need to remove asbestos if it is found. As long as the material is undamaged and regularly inspected for risk, it won’t cause you any harm. It is only when asbestos materials are broken or damaged in some way that they release the fibres that cause illnesses.
If the building was constructed or refurbished before the year 2000, you might well have asbestos somewhere in the premises. Common places to find asbestos in a domestic space are:
If you think there is asbestos in your home, do not try to repair or remove it yourself unless you have had training for non-licensed asbestos work. Instead, seek advice and stay safe.
If you’re the homeowner, it will be your responsibility to manage any asbestos found on the premises. If you’re a tenant, you’ll have to look to your contract to see who is responsible for managing the asbestos.
If you’re in a flat or shared accommodation, it’s likely that the owner of the building is the dutyholder for any asbestos that might be present. They’ll definitely be responsible for managing the common areas. But for your private residence, your contract will let you know if the tenant, building owner or a third party is responsible for managing any asbestos risks within that space.
If you’re planning some home renovations and you suspect asbestos is present in your home, you’ll likely need a refurbishment survey before you can begin. Removing partitions, walls and big units, for example, might require a refurbishment survey.
This survey won’t assess the condition of the asbestos; it’ll just confirm whether or not it is there. We will also offer advice on the best way to remove the materials before your work can start.