AHERA inspections are asbestos idedification surveys that adhere to the EPA AHERA standard. Our staff is fully certified to the TSCA Title 2, CFR 763 requriments.
This training is mandated for the bulk sampling and identification of asbestos.
The main purpose of an asbestos survey is to make the duty holder and others aware of the locations of asbestos within a building to ensure the safety of employees, contractors and the general public.
There are two types of survey for asbestos containing material (ACM) and the Duty Holder, building owner, employer and surveyor need to be clear on the type of survey needed, where the survey is needed , and what records should result.
This survey is to identify areas of asbestos within a building. This is a non-intrusive survey, which allows the surveyor to visualise areas of asbestos and sample them for analysis.
This is the basis for a risk based plan of management, identifying areas that may be a problem during occupancy, including installation of services and maintenance.
We also offer a return to premises and update on your asbestos survey, which should be carried out annually.
This is required prior to any major refurbishment or demolition works commencing.
It is a fully intrusive survey requiring full access to all areas of a building, including service areas. The surveyor will remove areas of ceilings, walls floors etc to enable him to map and sample areas which may contain asbestos. The samples will then be analysed and a plan made for removal of the asbestos prior to refurbishment or demolition.
In both types of survey, we will issue a hard copy of our report including analysis. The report will map out the areas of concern and give a plan of action for the client to follow. We also provide a copy of our report in digital format, which allows easy updating in the coming years.