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HSG264 The New Asbestos Survey Guide
Posted by David Cant on March 6, 2010

Asbestos The Survey Guide hsg264

The HSE has reviewed its ‘MDHS 100’ guidance on asbestos surveying, which describes Type 1, 2 and 3 surveys and this document was replaced on 29th January 2010 with ‘Managing Asbestos in Premises, The Survey Guide (HSG 264)’, which describes management surveys and refurbishment/demolition surveys.

The HSE estimates that there are between half a million and a million non-domestic properties , within the UK, which still contain asbestos, and there will be an increasing requirement for the more invasive refurbishment/demolition surveys which are particularly demanding.

‘Managing asbestos in Premises, The Survey Guide (HSG 264)’ therefore places a far greater emphasis on competency.

Download your free copy here. The Asbestos Survey Guide


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One Comment

  1. August 27, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Between half a million to a million non domestic properties! How many domestic properties are there guesstimated to be that still contain asbestos? It is insane that it took us so long to figure out how unhealthy asbestos is, and how it is taking us even longer to get rid of it out of our buildings. One has to wonder what is going to be the next big environmentally toxic disaster. My vote goes for the mercury contained in compact fluorescent globes….

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