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Why choose M3 Associates Ltd
At M3 Associates Ltd we pride ourselves in delivering the finest quality service. All of our site staff are fully trained to industry high standards within the company internal quality system and hold industry recognised qualifications. This enables us to provide our clients with a fully rounded service. Whether you are looking for a specialist that can meet your asbestos surveying, asbestos testing or asbestos project management services, we are sure that you will be more than satisfied with what we have to offer. M3 Associates are independent of contracting interests which allows us the opportunity to offer you competent impartial advice with only your own interests at heart. We are known for our consistently high standards.
The Health & Safety Executive strongly recommends that a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) company is utilised to carry out asbestos surveys. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body in the United Kingdom. UKAS accreditation gives an assurance that an independent and authoritative body has assessed the technical competence of an organisation, including its underpinning management system. The accreditation scheme ensures that the organisation can provide a valid service for the services specified on its schedule of accreditation.
Organisations can demonstrate that they are technically competent to undertake surveys for ACMs through accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020. Those engaged to carry out air measurements and employee exposure monitoring must demonstrate that they conform with specified requirements in ISO 17025 through accreditation. Those engaged to carry out site clearance certification for reoccupation must demonstrate that they conform with specified requirements in ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 through accreditation. M3 Associates Ltd are accredited to provide these services.
Please follow the link to M3 Associates Ltd Schedule of Accreditation
Our Head Office is centrally located which enables us to offer a nationwide service to our clients throughout the United Kingdom
The purpose of an asbestos survey is to aid in the management of asbestos containing materials within the premises. The asbestos survey is designed to collect sufficient information to enable the production of a detailed asbestos register, risk assessment and asbestos management plan.
A management survey is the standard survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing materials within a building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy and to assess their condition. This survey is to include foreseeable maintenance and installation works.
Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys
A refurbishment and demolition survey is required 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 asbestos containing materials within the area where the refurbishment work will take place or within the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach.
A refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, eg when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.
Specific Bulk Sampling
A specific bulk sampling can be undertaken in circumstances where a full management survey is not required, to confirm if and where asbestos containing materials are present within a specific area.
Asbestos Re-inspection Survey
As part of the on going management of asbestos containing materials (ACMs), continual monitoring post asbestos survey is required at regular intervals. Any ACM identified or suspected ACM will need to be inspected periodically to check that it has not deteriorated or been damaged. As a minimum, ACMs should be checked every six to twelve months even if they are in good condition and not going to be disturbed, as it may for example be accidentally damaged. M3 Associates Ltd assists its clients in complying with these requirements.
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248 Toddington Road
Tel: 01582 866800
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