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Type 1: Location and Assessment Survey

(Presumptive Survey)

The purpose of the survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACM's (Asbestos Containing Materials) in the building and access their condition. This survey essentially defers the need to sample and analyse for asbestos (or the absence thereof) until a later time (e.g. prior to demolition or major refurbishment). 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.

Any material which can reasonably be expected to contain asbestos must be presumed to contain asbestos, and where it appears highly likely to contain asbestos, there should be a strong presumption that it does.

All materials which are presumed to contain asbestos must be assessed.

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