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My concern would be the practicalities of demonstration that “The ‘surveyed’ area must be shown to be fit for reoccupation before people move back in.” Obviously you couldn’t do a disturbed air test as a reassurance.
But I wonder how useful it would be for a customer, for a surveying company to use an analyst to provide a reassurance air test e.g. in any location where intrusive inspections were carried out. That could be in every room following a refurb/demo survey. Equally, I don’t think that an email from a surveyor saying “the area can be re-occupied” would cut it without some sort of evidence (whatever that may be).
It would need to be done pretty quickly after each area was surveyed – as if you waited until the end of the survey then any “dust” would have settled. I can’t imagine that the cost of this would be added on to the cost of the survey.
On the face of it – some sort of air monitoring does make sense – but we are using competent surveyors, they shouldn’t be disturbing asbestos during the surveys – out with an occasional accidental disturbance, in which case they would/should follow their own emergency procedures for decontamination, clean-up and air monitoring. The accidental disturbance is usually very rare and certainly not the norm.
It will be interesting to see what working group make of it.