All our asbestos consultants are LFOH or CMFOH certified Occupational Hygienists, experienced in managing asbestos.

What we do:

Asbestos Management Surveys

A management survey is the standard survey which assists the duty holder to manage asbestos. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs on site premises whether it be a marine vessel, offshore installation, building and structures which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

A refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment work is carried out to a site or before a site, or part of a site, is demolished. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place. 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 or dismantling.

Combined Surveys

There are occasions when a combined survey is appropriate. These are required when a site needs a management survey and a specific area or room is due for refurbishment and a refurbishment and demolition survey to that area or room is conducted.


The most common form of asbestos inspection is the annual re-inspections that are required to monitor the condition of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) identified in a previous survey. Hawkes Health offer asbestos re-inspection services that ensure the regular monitoring and assessment of risk and in so doing, assists the duty holder’s responsibilities of managing asbestos.

We also ensure that areas of sites that weren’t accessed originally are surveyed so that the asbestos register is as robust as possible.  We are also able to deliver customer labelling policies and ensure that labels are applied to areas of the building if required.

When ACMs have been damaged and the risk identified to be higher than original, we will offer recommendations for safe management including removal or encapsulation.

Other customer specific inspections are offered including emergency, scoping and quality inspections.

Asbestos Sampling

Hawkes Health offer routine and emergency bulk sampling and analysis services to our onshore and offshore customers who are concerned about suspect materials in buildings or structures.

Sampling results can be delivered to customers within a few hours following the collection of a sample as we partner with a national network of UKAS-accredited laboratories.

To book an appointment or for further information please email Dan Hawkes or call +44 (0)1224 674174 to discuss your requirements. 

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