Demolition Surveys


A fully intrusive survey will identify all traces of asbestos, including those in hard-to-reach areas such as wall cavities. Before a demolition can take place, a removalist must remove all asbestos materials from the building.

The cost of a Demolition Survey is minimal, and it minimises the risk of financial, physical and emotional losses.

There are many stories of people who have not made the small investment to have a survey done before work starts, only to discover it halfway through. By which time it has contaminated other parts of the property costing them far more to decontaminate the area. As well as this there are also the health implications from exposure to the very fine asbestos fibres. Disturbing asbestos materials puts you, your family, or your colleagues and staff at risk. Asbestos is still the biggest single killer on New Zealand work sites.-Not forgetting the cost financially, fines of up to $50,000 may be imposed for people who do not identify the asbestos risks before work starts.-

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The aim of this survey is to identify all asbestos materials within a building or structure before it is demolished.

A fully intrusive survey method investigating all areas of an area or building which is due to be demolished.

Destructive techniques used to explore wall, ceiling and chimney cavities. Therefore, the area or building MUST be unoccupied. Samples are collected for analysis.

Only presumptions made during the survey should be areas which can not be surveyed or are unsafe to sample (i.e. live power to a fuse board, inside a hot water tank or machinery). Once the survey has been completed it must be removed prior to the building being demolished. The type and quantity of asbestos will determine who can legally remove the asbestos. Carrying out a survey and identifying all the asbestos before demolition starts is a requirement by law (Section 21 and 22 of the Asbestos Regulations).

Before embarking on a demolition project, it's crucial to identify any potential asbestos threats as per regulations. At Hazard Management, we offer a comprehensive asbestos demolition survey, designed to pinpoint any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that may pose a risk during the demolition process. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines, making it imperative to ensure all necessary precautions and measures are taken to prevent the release of harmful asbestos fibres. Our team of experts ensures compliance with all legal requirements, safeguarding against potential financial penalties.

Even if asbestos isn't the main concern, a general demolition survey is essential to identify any other potential hazards that may exist. We undertake demolition surveys to safeguard everyone involved in the process, from the demolition crew to the local community. Trust Hazard Management to deliver a meticulous and comprehensive survey, ensuring the highest level of safety as you proceed with your demolition project, all while adhering to the essential regulatory standards.

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