been used prolifically in the construction and many
associated trade industries for well over a century.
material can be found in various forms throughout homes and
commercial buildings within the
Westminster area, we know this because we have surveyed
and removed asbestos from premises in Westminster and
the London SW1 postcode area.
To learn more
about common uses and where asbestos can be found, visit our
'Finding Asbestos' page by
M3 Asbestos Ltd are specialists in all asbestos related
issues including being able to identify and test for
asbestos materials within homes, commercial buildings in the
If your are
suspicious that you may have asbestos within your premises
or just want to be sure, we offer site surveys that provide
you with the necessary documentation confirming exactly what
needs to be managed, removed or if it is safe, left alone.
The duty to
manage Asbestos in non-domestic premises came into force in
May 2004, in which all non-domestic premises are required to
have had an Asbestos Survey. Regulation 4 requires all
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) present to be
identified and a full Asbestos Register to be in place. This
will assist in the duty to manage the risk of Asbestos
exposure to staff and visitors alike.
To learn more about your duty to manage asbestos as a tenant
or landlord of a
non domestic property, visit our webpage by
M3 Asbestos Limited can undertake every aspect of
your Asbestos Management and ensure your full compliance to
the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (Regulation.
Survey’s fall into three different categories, which one
best suits your needs?
Type 1: Location and assessment survey (presumptive
The purpose of the survey is to locate, as far as reasonably
practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect Asbestos
Containing Materials in the building and assess their
condition. This survey essentially defers the need to sample
and analyse for Asbestos until a later time. The duty holder
bears potential additional costs of management for some
non-asbestos containing materials. All areas should be
accessed and inspected as far as reasonably practicable.
(e.g. above false ceilings and inside risers, service ducts,
lift shafts etc) or must be presumed to contain Asbestos
until proven different.
Type 2: Standard sampling, identification and assessment
survey (sampling survey)
The purpose and procedures used in this survey are the same
for Type 1, except that representative samples are collected
and analysed for the presents of Asbestos. Samples from each
type of suspected ACM found are collected and analysed to
confirm or refute the surveyor’s judgment. The number of
samples should be sufficient for the surveyor to make an
assessment of whether Asbestos is or is not present.
Sampling is normally carried out simultaneously with the
asbestos survey, or can be carried out as a separate
exercise, after a Type 1 survey has been carried out.
Type 3: Full access sampling and identification survey
(pre-demolition/major refurbishment surveys)
This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far
as reasonably practicable, all ACM’s in the building and may
involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access
to all areas, including those that may be difficult to
reach. A full sampling programme is undertaken to identify
possible ACM’s and estimates of volume made. The asbestos
survey is designed to be used as a basis for tendering the
removal prior to demolition or major refurbishment.
compliance with Regulation 4 of the asbestos regulations
carried out in accordance with MDHS 100 and HSG248
surveyors are trained to BOHS P402 or higher, with
extensive experience throughout the industry
samples tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory
Who is responsible, you or your
Where you will likely find asbestos
What is asbestos?
Asbestos Removal in
All types of private,
commercial & industrial contracts carried out in
with safety sacrosanct and attention to detail
All projects are managed within industry
legislation, approved codes of practice and HSE
guidance notes. Rigorous audits ensure all quality
control procedures are maintained by both internally
and by external independent organisations.
Our quality assurance is recognised through the
number of long term clients that we continue to
service. These range from the Public Sector
(Education, NHS, Housing and Local Authorities) to
private sector clients and major Blue Chip clients
We pride ourselves on our fast response to customer
requirements, safe work practices and professional
All of our
operatives are fully trained and experienced in all kinds of safe asbestos