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The Asbestos Survey Process (Process for Locating and Testing Asbestos in Buildings)


The asbestos survey process - Locating and testing for asbestos

What is an Asbestos Survey?

An asbestos survey is a process that allows us to locate, test and determine the safety of suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM)


Why is a Survey Required?

A survey is required by Workplace Safety & Health MB regulations to keep all workers and occupants safe. With asbestos being a leading cause of death, we need to take appropriate measures to ensure asbestos is not released during any demolition or renovation work. To obtain a building permit in buildings built prior to 1990, you must provide a completed asbestos survey.


Once completed, asbestos surveys must be posted at the location where the asbestos project is being completed; the prime contractor, employer or owner must retain a copy and keep it on site for the duration of the work. The building owner should retain a copy for their records. Relief Restorations Inc. keeps records of all documents for 40 years!


Workplace Safety & Health MB must be notified 5 days prior to the asbestos abatement being started. If Relief Restorations is completing the work, Relief Restorations takes care of this step for you.


While working with Relief Restorations, we’ll go through each of the following steps with you. We’ll walk you through the process so there are no surprises. We’ll answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Asbestos testing and abatement can be a lengthy process with a lot of documentation and safety protocol, before you begin any renovation or demolition, you’ll want to plan ahead for this process. Ensure that you hire a certified company with the proper knowledge to complete this process. Relief Restorations can take care of this process for you.


Asbestos testing and abatement can be a lengthy process with a lot of documentation and safety protocol, before you begin any renovation or demolition, you’ll want to plan ahead for this process.