Client: John Whitgift Academy.

Project: John Whitgift Academy – Grimsby

Service: Asbestos Surveys

We have carried out numerous asbestos surveys for John Whitgift Academy.

Are asbestos surveys a legal requirement?

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 places a duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises on the duty holder, the person or persons responsible for the building’s management (Regulation 4).

It requires them to identify any asbestos’s location and condition and have a risk assessment to prevent exposure to anyone who works on the building or building occupants from asbestos.


What’s involved in carrying out the surveys? And the different types


An Asbestos Management Survey is required to aid in the management of any asbestos products in the building.


This survey is a visual survey where samples are taken of any suspect materials for analysis with minimum intrusion into the building’s fabric.


The survey aims to provide a basis for an asbestos management plan to be in place, which will detail precautions to ensure that the materials are in a safe condition and regular inspection cycles to ensure they remain in this condition.


The re-inspections can be anywhere between 3 months and 12 months, depending on the location and how easily the asbestos product could be damaged.


Refurbishment/Demolition Survey

As the title suggests, a Refurbishment/Demolition Survey must be carried out before refurbishment or demolition of any premises or any area within the premises.

These surveys are more intrusive and will look at all areas where the planned works occur.

The purpose of the survey is to protect the people carrying out the property’s refurbishment or demolition.

A Refurbishment/Demolition Survey is a legal requirement for any building built before the year 2000.

John Whitgift Academy Grimsby.