UKAS 396

GBNS Partnership Limited is UKAS accredited to undertake asbestos surveys
which are fully compliant withHSG 264 "Asbestos: The survey guide" (Second Edition 2012)
and Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Our in-house quality control system meets the requirements of EN ISO/IEC17020 and EN ISO/IEC170250 on all building types and all types of surveys including
​pre-demolition or major refurbishment works which will help prevent possible building closures, prosecution and damage to health. With GBNS you know you will be in safe hands to receive the asbestos survey you require to assist you in the management of asbestos in buildings.

Material and priority assessments are carried out on site to help create the survey reports/registers and enables GBNS to help devise the right management plan for our customers. Risk assessments are carried out prior to and during all surveys and our comprehensive reports are supplied in electronic format.


GBNS provides the main types of asbestos surveys set out in HSG 264 for domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

Management Survey - Standard sampling, identification and assessment survey.

Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition. Samples may be taken to verify the content of the material.


Our report will provide:

  • Full details in compliance with HSG 264
  • Site Map
  • Detailed Floor Plans showing locations
  • Photographs of the location
  • Sampling of all accessible areas (without damage) of concern of ACMs (Asbestos containing Materials)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Details of areas of presumed concern of ACMS
  • Report in PDF format (Printed copy available at extra cost)


Refurbishment and demolition Survey – Full access sampling and identification survey.

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 or in the whole building if demolition is planned. 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, for example, when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out or for plant removal or dismantling.


Our report will provide:

  • Full details in compliance with HSG 264
  • Site Map
  • Detailed Floor Plans showing locations
  • Photographs of the locations
  • Sampling of all accessible areas of concern of ACMs
  • Risk Assessment
  • Details of areas of presumed concern of ACMS
  • Report in PDF format (Printed copy available at extra cost) Demo Report