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Survey Elements

Asbestos Knowledge Base

HSG264 defines an asbestos survey as having 3 main elements;

  1. As far as reasonably practicable, it must locate and record the location, extent and product type of any presumed or known ACM
  2. It must inspect and record information on the accessibility, condition and surface treatment of any presumed or known ACMs
  3. It should determine and record the asbestos type either;
    1. by collecting representative samples of suspect materials for laboratory identification, or;
    2. by making an assumption based on the product type and its appearance etc.

How the Survey Information should be Kept

HSG264 states that survey information MUST be held in a suitable (up gradable) form and should be accessible to and understandable by all relevant personnel.