Asbestos was used in construction in the past years before they were banned in some countries and states, the asbestos materials that are in poor condition can be hazardous to the public. Asbestos fiber materials can be released into the air, where people can breathe in the fiber causing lung damages and also exposing the public the risk of getting cancer. Workers with no proper precautions are exposed to asbestos every time they come into contact with construction materials having a poor asbestos condition, they may not know what risk they are putting themselves in.
Proper precautions should be followed every time dealing with asbestos materials as you can disturb the materials exposing everyone at the sight, therefore a proper guideline in handling these materials is put in place and the workers informed on how to handle such materials while working. Before any work of repair or demolition commences the person or manager should be aware if asbestos is present on the working site or it is not present, for him to know, he must engage the experts who deal asbestos to carry out an Asbestos surveys.
A comprehensive inspection is done on the site, to determine the presence of asbestos or the absence of the same, the surveyors involves analysis of the material presents and also sampling method to determine the prescience of the asbestos materials. The experts of asbestos surveyor use the two type of survey. The two types of survey are; management survey and demolition surveys.
Management surveys means that the survey deals with how to work and live in the area or building with asbestos, it helps to see that the asbestos materials are not disturbed at any other time, that the asbestos material stays in good condition so that it does not get into air where it can cause health issues to the public, and that no person is harmed in continuing working or living in the prescience of material containing asbestos.
The other surveys the expert undertake is the demolition surveys, this is where the surveyors undertake surveys when a building is being demolished, the demolition surveys is important as it will make sure that the right contractor is hired and that the contractor is doing the demolition in the right way. The other objective of demolition surveys is to make sure no worker or any or any other contractor is harmed by the material containing asbestos.
Read more here about asbestos testing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_impact_of_asbestos.