We initially carried out new full asbestos management surveys as per HSG 264 guidance for all pre-2000 built buildings on site.
The site is a large research and development and manufacturing site in the North West and Sodexo provided facilities management services on behalf of their client.
Planning and delivering a full site wide survey on this type of site is naturally a difficult task due to the size and scale of the site, the occupancy and operations of each area and various health and safety risks associated with the work. This required careful planning and consistent communications with the Sodexo, site occupants and other stakeholders through the project, with our Lead Surveyor meeting with the lead Site Manager every day to discuss progress and lookahead for the next 3-5 days of the survey programme.
Producing a new updated asbestos register for the site was the crucial first step in ensuring that Sodexo could manage asbestos risk on-site effectively. The survey was completed with all survey data being accessible via Lucion’s asbestos management portal, NexGen, for seamless reporting and delivery.
In the following years, we have maintained their asbestos registers by delivering annual re-inspections of over 900 known asbestos containing materials. The re-inspection programme takes 4 weeks to complete with careful planning to arrange access to sensitive and operational areas and all re-inspection reports are uploaded to our bespoke asbestos online database NexGen, for their staff and contractors to view.
Additionally, with even residual asbestos risks on-site it is important that facilities management service providers ensure that an asbestos management plan is in place to manage the risks effectively and their staff are appropriately trained and competent for the work they undertake and are aware of risks of asbestos on site.