Do you need an asbestos reinspection?

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An asbestos reinspection – under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and specifically for compliance with Regulation 4 The Duty to Manage Asbestos in non-domestic premises, there is a requirement that an assessment is made of any asbestos containing materials.

These assessments are usually refereed to as an asbestos reinspection, inspection of previously identified asbestos containing materials or asbestos reinspection survey.

The purpose of this type of assessment is to check the materials condition and inspect for any signs of deterioration.  The reasoning behind this requirement is that asbestos can become damaged or deteriorate over time.  Deterioration can either be down to accidental damage, weathering wear and tear etc. 

When an asbestos containing materials condition changes, the associated risks (material risk) with the product can change substantially and may no longer be safe and manageable.

What’s the cost of an asbestos reinspection?

To obtain a quotation you can call us at:

London Office: 020 8168 0895

Northampton Office: 01604 648 928

Leeds Office: 01924 443 552

Or click here to complete a quote form.

  • Fast, free and fixed price quote service

    We’ll quote you within 1 working day, and the quote you receive will be the price you are charged.

  • Guaranteed report within 7 working days

    Maximum time you’ll wait for a report. Faster times are available including same day!

  • Unlimited Samples included

    Our quotes include for all sample analysis no matter how many we collect.

  • Electronic survey data collection system

    Allows our surveyors to accurately detail information on site during the survey

  • Free asbestos remediation consultation

    following your asbestos survey we will discuss the options available to you to manage your premises

  • Free electronic database

    Free easy to navigate online system for clients asbestos management.

  • Use the latest industry ‘Best Practice’

    As the chairing member of ATaC (Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association) we are at the forefront of industry best practices


Why do you need to reinspect your asbestos?

The Approved Code of Practice for The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states:

“As a minimum, the management plan, including records and drawings, should be reviewed every 12 months. 

Therefore, an asbestos reinspection should be undertaken annually as an absolute minimum.

An asbestos reinspection will include all asbestos containing materials as previously identified during any management, refurbishment or demolition surveys that have been completed and provided to Acorn.  We can reinspect any previous report you have whether this is in hard copy or electronic format.

An asbestos reinspection must be undertaken by a competent person.  HSE define a competent person as someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities.  Our asbestos reinspection surveyors are fully competent to undertake your reinspection which will also be covered under our UKAS accreditation.

Once the asbestos reinspection has been completed we will produce a new report containing new photographs of the materials along with new recommendations of how the material should be managed moving forward.

Does the company have the technical competence to undertake your asbestos reinspection?

All our surveyors at Acorn Analytical Services have been trained to the highest industry standards and hold one of two possible qualifications:

BOHS P402 – Buildings Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos or

RSPH Level 3 – Certificate in Asbestos Surveying qualification.

They also all have several years of experience in carrying out the different types of asbestos reinspections in a wide variety of premises.

We’re externally audited by UKAS. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

We hold the following UKAS accreditations:

  • Asbestos Surveys (ISO 17020)
  • Laboratory Testing of Asbestos Samples (ISO 17025)

Material Risk Assessments

We carry out a material risk assessment on all items inspected. This assesses the likelihood of the material releasing asbestos fibres should it be damaged or disturbed. This assessment forms the basis of how we assess the overall risk from the asbestos containing materials.

Full UK coverage

With offices in London, Leeds and Northampton, we are ideally located to provide our services nationally.

We have performed asbestos reinspection’s for clients in all parts of the UK.


Free Asbestos Database

We have worked with our database provider to produce an easy to navigate online system that can be accessed via any web browser. There is no downloading software or apps and best of all there is no cost.

This is available for for FREE to any client upon request.


The entire hospital was surveyed in such a professional manner, there were no issues and the survey was completed within the programme.
Asbestos Reinspection
– Bola Oso (Capital and Estates PM)


Reasons to Use Acorn

  • Here to help you become asbestos compliant
  • Here to identify any gaps within your asbestos compliance procedures
  • We are a fully independent UKAS accredited asbestos consultancy
  • We provide impartial, best practise advice no matter what we find

Our Core Values

Quality – Implement excellence in everything we do
Integrity – Be honest and truthful
Respect – Treat others how we wish to be treated
Teamwork – Work together for the benefit of the team
Innovation – Innovate to always be leading our industry

Our Vision

To be the obvious choice for asbestos consultancy services in the UK.

Our Mission

Ensuring safety above profit. Keeping quality within the core of everything we do. Guaranteeing speed in the delivery of our services.