Surveys and Sampling


Prompt, professional and competitively priced asbestos surveys and sampling throughout Hull, Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

BOHS P402 certified surveyor

All surveys are carried out by an experienced BOHS P402 certified surveyor.

Low Power Optical Microscopy

All samples are analysed using low power optical microscopy to aid identification of asbestos fibres.

Polarised Light Microscopy

Asbestos fibres are examined under Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM) to identify the types of asbestos present.

Full Asbestos Test Report

A detailed asbestos survey report is sent to the customer. This includes laboratory test results identifying any types of asbestos present.

Our Surveys

Asbestos Management Surveys

The purpose of a management survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence, condition and extent of any suspect ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) in the building, which may be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy. Management surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and disturbance.

A management survey includes an assessment of the condition of the various ACMs and gives a good initial guide to the priority for managing ACMs. It will identify the materials which most readily release airborne fibres if they are disturbed. Sampling confirms the presence or absence of ACM's.

Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or, in the whole building, if demolition is planned. The survey is fully intrusive and involves destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach.

Refurbishment and demolition surveys should only be conducted in unoccupied areas to minimise risks to the public or employees on the premises. For minor refurbishment, this would only apply to the room involved, or even part of the room, where the work is small and the room large. In these situations, there should be effective isolation of the survey area (e.g. full floor to ceiling partition), and furnishings should be removed or protected using sheeting, as far as possible.

Where can Asbestos be found?


  • Fascia Boards
  • Cement Tiles
  • Cement Water Tank
  • Cement Pipe & Pipe Lagging
  • Loose Fill Asbestos
  • Cement Guttering
  • Cemenet Down Pipe
  • Toilet Cistern & Toilet Seat
  • Artex/Textured Coating
  • Soffit Boards
  • Boiler (Rope, Flue Pipe)
  • AIB
  • Vinyl Floor Tile
  • Sink Pad
  • Cement Board
  • Damp Proof Course
  • Fire Place Panel
  • Flue Pipe
  • Asbestos Cemenet Roof
  • Windows Rope Seal
  • Cemenet Sheet
  • Understair AIB/Cement Boards
  • Bath Panel
  • AIB Boxing
  • AIB Door
  • Undersarking

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board


  • Asbestos Cement Water Tank
  • AIB To Door
  • Floor Tiles
  • Pipe Lagging/Boiler
  • Toilet Seat
  • Toilet Cistern
  • AIB Behind Fuse Box
  • Cement Flue Pipe
  • Asbestos Cement Panels
  • AIB Interior Window Panel
  • Cemenet Downpipe
  • Artex/Textured Coating Ceiling
  • Cable Wrap
  • AIB Panel
  • Asbestos Cement Under Cloak
  • Loose Fill Insulation
  • Heater
  • AIB Boxing
  • Damp Proof Course
  • Roofing Felt
  • Soffits - AIB or Asbestos Cement
  • Fuse Guards
  • Asbestos Profiled Sheeting
  • Sprayed Coating To Beams

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board


Contact Us

RAW Asbestos, East Yorkshire, Hull



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