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Asbestos

AWAS Consulting are a well established, dynamic asbestos testing, survey, assessment and management consultancy based in Solihull, UK.

From our base in Solihull, we offer complete Asbestos Management Solutions, tailored to suit all of our client requirements to ensure compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

We pride ourselves on our independence, integrity and professionalism; we are able to offer professional advice, regardless of the size of company, property portfolio or project.

AWAS Consulting have and continue to manage asbestos projects within the public & private sector including heavy industrial, commercial, domestic from the smaller projects to national, multi million pound projects, both in an emergency situation to a fully planned, designed and delivered project management service.

In our experience, there is no asbestos-related problem which cannot be overcome by removal or remediation, by whatever means, to allow building & maintenance work to proceed or to allow the continued occupation of the area affected. Testament to this is the environments in which AWAS Consulting have designed solutions and work methods to resolve these situations.

Our consultants are some of the most experienced, committed, qualified staff within the asbestos industry, enabling AWAS Consulting to offer a bespoke asbestos service and helping our clients to achieve compliance with Regulation 4 of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - The Duty to Manage.


The duty to manage requires those in control of premises to:
  • Take reasonable steps to determine the location and condition of materials likely to contain asbestos;
  • materials contain asbestos unless there is strong evidence that they do not;
  • and keep an up-to-date record of the location and condition of the ACMs or presumed ACMs in the premises;
  • Assess the risk of the likelihood of anyone being exposed to fibres from these materials;
  • a plan setting out how the risks from the materials are to be managed;
  • Take the necessary steps to put the plan into action;
  • Review and monitor the plan periodically;
  • information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them.

Asbestos surveys and registers

The key stage in managing asbestos is to identify the location, type, condition and extent of any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). This can be achieved by conducting an Asbestos Survey. The survey should be in accordance with HSE guidance note HSG264 which describes two types:

Management Survey

A standard asbestos survey. Its purpose is to locate as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

Refurbishment and Demolition Survey

A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This 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 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, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal and dismantling.

The type of asbestos survey most appropriate will be dependent on client/property specific requirements and will be established during the survey planning phase.

Summary of Services

We provide a full and comprehensive suite of services to comply with Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012):

AWAS Consulting are highly experienced to undertake 'Management' and 'Refurbishment and Demolition' Asbestos surveys and re-inspection surveys to re-assess the condition of existing asbestos containing materials.

AWAS Consulting reports feature ENVACS asbestos management software. Databases are designed to incorporate digital images, CAD drawings and operate on either stand alone PCs or across an industry standard network.

AWAS Consulting is committed to partnering and collaborative working whereby both parties work closely together as a single team to create a more integrated and cooperative approach to projects. This way of working has been shown to reduce friction, drive down costs and improve the quality of the service.

AWAS Consulting can provide an emergency 24 hour service by highly competent staff. AWAS Consulting team of consultants operate world wide.

AWAS Consulting provide highly competent administrators who are trained in turning around reports in an efficient and timely manner, whilst ensuring that quality and attention to detail remains paramount.

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