Asbestos Management Surveys – Case Study
Who are the Environmental Agency?
The Environmental Agency were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment where we all live. They have offices spread across the country who manage and monitor treatment of contaminated land, water quality and resource and conservation and ecology. They are responsible for the upkeep of water pumping stations, sluices and water control stations.
How do we help the Environmental Agency?
The introduction of Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 places an explicit duty on the owners and occupiers to assess and manage the risks from the presence of asbestos.
The Environmental Agency recognised that these regulations cover the buildings which they are responsible for and required an asbestos consultancy who were able to deliver asbestos management surveys across their portfolio of specialist sites.
The scope of the works required was to carry out asbestos management surveys to positively identify asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Samples were required to be taken where safe access was possible to confirm the type, extent and condition of asbestos present. Asbestos management surveys were required to be carried out by a UKAS accredited organisation in accordance with ISO 17020. Sample testing was required to be carried out by a UKAS accredited laboratory in accordance with ISO 17025.
An asbestos register with associated material risk assessments were required to be created together with associated plans of each site.
Asbestos Management Surveys
Having dual Acorn Analytical Services offices based in Northampton and Leeds allows us to manage the nationwide survey requirements of the Environmental Agency.
We use our in-house health and safety experts to deliver risk assessments for each of the sites, all pose unique hazards due to the high risk nature of their locations and locality to fast flowing water.
Our experts teams carry out surveys to identify ACM’s, completing detailed plans of these unique sites which can be used for re-inspections and future asbestos management development plans.
All samples taken by our teams are testing in our UKAS accredited laboratories, delivering fast, accurate results.
100% Client Satisfaction
Through this contract, we have delivered all asbestos management surveys, reports and recommendations on time, in full and within budget. Through our work with the Environmental Agency, they have detailed information and future budget costs which will allow them to progress their asbestos management easily efficiently and effectively across their required region.
We understand that not all clients wish to receive their asbestos survey reports in the same format, the Environmental Agency has a specific format which they require their reports in which we use every time to ensure consistency and to save time spent on administration.
Permission to Work Documentation
The Environment Agency require a completed and recorded permission to work documentation for each site. This documentation is a permit to work system and an assessment of the asbestos surveying team by the appropriate Environment Agency representative. This documentation is submitted for final sign off of contract.