Asbestos Survey Contractor
NI & Ireland

The Precision Group has been carrying out asbestos surveys for over 40 years in Public & Private, Industrial & Commercial, and Domestic properties. 

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The purpose of an Asbestos Survey

The Precision Group conducts asbestos surveys within a building, property, or structure to identify asbestos-containing materials. 

Asbestos surveys are often the most important tool in establishing the levels of risk present and therefore enables those with duties under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to fulfil them. 

Asbestos surveys are conducted to:

Types of an Asbestos Surveys we undertake:

We offer three different types of asbestos surveys – Management Survey, Refurbishment & Demolition Survey and a Pre-Purchase Survey. Our asbestos team will fully advise what survey is required and will guide you through the entire process. 

Management
Survey

This survey will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance, including the collection of suspect asbestos samples. 

This survey is not adequate if you are planning any intrusive or destructive refurbishment or upgrades which can include major maintenance works. 

Your asbestos management survey will show you:

  • The location of asbestos-containing materials, if any
  • The type of asbestos found 
  • The condition of the ACM
  • Recommended asbestos removal or remedial works

Refurbishment and Demolition Survey

Asbestos-containing materials are most likely to be disturbed during construction work. A refurbishment and demolition survey should be carried out whenever construction work is being planned. 

This includes refurbishment, maintenance that will be disturbing existing building materials, demolition, extensions, and other construction activities. 

To read more about the importance of asbestos safety in construction click here

 

Pre-Purchase
Survey

Our Pre-Purchase Asbestos Survey provides homebuyers with peace of mind that the property is safe and free from asbestos-related risks. 

This report is increasingly required to satisfy the terms of lenders for new and re-mortgages, as well as speeding up the process of property selling.

Frequently Asked questions

– Over 40 years experience in asbestos removals and surveying. 

– We are fully licensed by HSENI & HSA 

– Services across all of NI & Republic of Ireland

– Continual Investment and training of our specialist teams

– We deliver ‘best in practice’ services

Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibres. There are 3 main types of asbestos Chrysotile, Amosite and Crocidolite, all types of asbestos have been linked with cancer. Asbestos acts as an insulator, has good fire protection properties and protects against corrosion. Because of this, it was extensively used from 1950s through to mid-1980s but can be found in buildings built before the year 2000.

To read more visit the HSE Gov website.

When materials containing asbestos are disturbed they release fibres into the air that are not visible to the naked eye, when inhaling they can cause serious diseases. Side affects can often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything. Asbestos can cause fatal and serious diseases such as Mesothelioma, Asbestos-related lung cancer, Asbestosis and Pleural thickening.

To read more visit the HSE Gov website.

Asbestos is not visible to the naked eye. In order to 100% determine if asbestos is present material samples need to be lab tested using a form of transmission electron microscopy to reveal and identify what is present within a sample.

Asbestos can be found in many building products, examples include Sprayed Coatings on ceilings, walls, beams and columns, lagging on boilers and pipes, ceiling tiles, partition walls, cladding, insulating panels, roof, partition walls, gutters and down pipes. 

To read more visit the HSE Gov website

Give Precision Group a call or drop us an email, we offer free advise and will be happy to discuss your queries.

An asbestos survey is a survey undertaken within a building, property or structure, with the purpose of identifying asbestos containing materials. An asbestos survey is important to establish if asbestos is present. 

The Precision Group offers two types of asbestos surveys a Management Survey and a Refurbishment/ demolition survey. We can discuss which survey is best suited to your requirements. 

Our asbestos survey will detail areas such as:

– The location of the asbestos

– The type

– The condition

– The quantity

– Further action required (if any)

You should not underestimate the dangers that come with asbestos disposal. Our team at Precision Group are highly trained, certified and have all of the necessary equipment to follow all governing laws. We will ensure all asbestos waste is disposed of safely using the correct methods. Precision Group is a registered waste carrier, that has multiple approved sites to dispose asbestos.  

To read more visit the HSE Gov website

The cost of an asbestos survey depends on a number of factors. We price an asbestos survey using factors such as the type of building, the size of the building and the age of the property. 

Contact us on the below form and we will provide an accurate quote free of charge.

This depends on the type of survey required.

Most asbestos management surveys can be carried out with minimal disruption. 

Asbestos refurbishment surveys and demolition surveys are intrusive. Generally, these will need to be undertaken in unoccupied areas/ buildings.   

Certifications

Strong focus on Health & Safety and Compliance

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Steven Pimblett

Head of Finance

After studying accountancy at Queen’s University of Belfast and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2001, Steven “moved to industry” in 2002, holding senior finance roles with several local businesses.  

Steven joined The Precision Group in 2019 and was appointed Finance Director in 2020.  Steven leads Precision’s experienced and dedicated Finance Team.  He constantly strives to maximise the long-term financial performance of the Group via the provision of robust, considered and pragmatic guidance to both internal management and the board.  

In addition, Steven, together with the finance team, manage the day to day finances of Precision and provide accurate and timely information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.    

Eddie Finn

Head of Technical Services – Construction & Building Division

Eddie joined The Precision Group in 2016 as Head of Technical Services for the Construction & Building Division.

With over 25 years’ experience within the Construction & Building Sector, Eddie has managed many large scale construction projects across the UK and Ireland.  

Along with a wealth of industry experience, Eddie holds numerous professional qualifications and accreditations, including MCIOB, ACIBE, IOSH, NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management and the Constructions Skill Register Black Construction Management Card.

Not content with standing still, Eddie is currently working towards the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety.

Alan Stringer

Senior Contracts Manager

Alan is one of the company’s longest-serving employees, having joined the Precision Group in 2000 as a Specialist Contracts Manager.

He is currently responsible for the development and management of the Precision Group’s specialist technical services, primarily within the Utility Data Capture arena.  Latest projects include the Cork City DAP, which was one of the largest European drainage asset surveys completed in recent years.

Alan often represents the Group at various international water and engineering sector forums.  In his spare time, he is a motorcycles and rugby enthusiast.

“Our dedicated Utility Data Capture team offer specialist asset surveying and data management services across the UK, Ireland and Europe. It is imperative we remain at the forefront in terms of the technology we utilise, both on site and within our back office, including the provision of industry leading data packages designed to exceed our clients requirements.”

Kevin Lynch

HSE Manager

An experienced HSE Manager, Kevin’s primary role within the Group is to lead a positive HSE culture throughout the company and bring practical HSE solutions to the day-to-day operations of the business. 

Kevin provides professional advice and support for the Group’s Contract Managers, Supervisors and other staff in relation to all health, safety and environmental matters, including client site audits.

As HSE Manager, Kevin has overall responsibility for compliance with all current legislation, including codes of practice and relevant standards, across The Precision Group. He also manages the Group’s Integrated Management System, including ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, ensuring critical control points are monitored effectively.

With over 30 years’ experience within the Fire and Rescue Service, Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Seamus McCallan

Operations Manager – Construction & Building Division - Asbestos

After being involved in his family business for over 15 years,  Seamus joined The Precision Group as one of two Contracts Managers, overseeing all projects within the specialist Asbestos division.

Now head of the Group’s Asbestos Division, Seamus has primary responsibility for over 20 staff, managing projects in excess of £1.5m last year.  With over 25 years’ experience within the Asbestos and Demolition / Construction industries, Seamus has a wealth of experience within the sector, paired with exceptional communication and leadership skills.

Seamus places significant emphasis on open and transparent communication, fostering strong relationships between clients, contractors and internal stakeholders alike, to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

“Having experienced several changes within the Industry over the past three decades, the ability to improvise and adapt in any given situation is essential.  As a team, we continually strive to deliver the best service in our field”.

Kevin Williams

Managing Director

Kevin has a long history with The Precision Group, beginning his tenure as Financial Controller, some 20 years ago.  His career quickly progressed to Finance & IT Director, leading to his current position of Managing Director in 2013.

As a Chartered Accountant, Kevin has a steely interest in the financial planning and management for all Precision Group Companies, playing a pivotal role in the overall strategic direction of the Group.  Kevin is an inclusive Managing Director, leading the Senior Management team and empowering them at every opportunity to push forward.

In Kevin’s words –

“The company started over 30 years ago as a local contract cleaning company; I am proud to have been part of the company’s growth to become one of Northern Ireland’s most diverse business providers.  Today, in addition to our core Facilities Management services, we offer a host of other specialist services including asbestos removal, thermo-chemical cleaning and process equipment refurbishment.  We will continue to invest in the up-skilling of our workforce who are paramount to our future growth and will continue to fervently seek out opportunities in other sectors and geographic locations.  We are delighted to include some of the top players within the Global Oil & Gas industry, in our client lists.”

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