Pre-demolition surveys for asbestos

Regardless of whether your building is domestic or non-domestic; as soon as any refurbishment or demolition works come into view, then a Refurbishment / Demolition level asbestos survey must be carried out and all discovered asbestos has to be removed prior to the rest of the works commencing.  Regulations 5 and 6 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 refer.

Please note :  Only the area to be refurbished / demolished (together with further areas where piping and wiring will be affected), needs to be surveyed here ~ not necessarily, the whole building.

Fire damaged areas must be surveyed to the Refurbishment / Demolition level before re-instatement can commence