You don’t need a survey or inspection if your building was constructed after 2000.
Any work which will disturb or alter the building fabric or services will require an assessment.
The asbestos inspection is targeted at simple, minor work that affects building materials but that would typically be covered within the scope of a management survey.
Examples could include: fixing to walls (noticeboards, brackets, shelving); simple cable installation using existing holes and containment; changing locks or door furniture; limited redecoration. Request an asbestos inspection via the FacilityNet helpdesk, the link can be found in the document table below, labelled 'Book an inspection'.
An asbestos survey is required for any planned project that could disturb ACM, in any building where construction of that building began before Nov 1999 (when the use of asbestos was finally banned in construction).
Examples could include: office refurbishments; demolition of partitions; removal and / or installation of mechanical and electrical service; repurposing of space etc.
Some minor planned projects may be covered by an existing management or R&D survey. This assessment must be made by a member of Estates Services Compliance team.
If construction of the building in which the project is planned began after Jan 2000 a survey is not required.
All ACM removal (abatement) work must be carried out by a licensed contractor. The Compliance team will help arrange this and must be notified of any planned work on asbestos materials. You can find out more in the process flowchart including likely time scales.
For help and guidance on any aspect of asbestos management, contact the Estates Services Compliance team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also more information in the University policy statement – view this on the right hand side of this page.
Compliance with this policy is compulsory when the presence of asbestos is known, discovered or suspected. This applies to members of staff, contractors and consultants.
Further information can be found in the following Asbestos Management memo (PDF).
(Authorised requesters only)
To request a repair or report a fault please visit
Estates Services Compliance team
George BennettCompliance Team Leader email@example.com.