If you want to do an asbestos inspection on your property, it is important to choose the right inspector to meet your needs. When it comes to choosing the right inspector, whether for a small or big job, there are some important things you need to consider. But perhaps one of the most important things is not to plump for the first inspector you find. You should also avoid choosing the cheapest inspector you come across. You need to choose a company that offers value for your money.
You should also consider a inspector that is best suited to your project. It makes sense to choose a local company but if there is no local company that qualifies to do the inspection then you can as well choose a company from a different town or state. You should ensure that the inspector you choose has the resources and competence for the job.
Things to know before choosing an asbestos inspector
If you choose an accredited inspector, you will have the peace of mind of knowing the company can meet your requirements. Make sure you know the accreditation body in your country before checking for the validity of the accreditation of the company.
Other important things to consider
There are a few other things to consider when choosing an accredited inspector. You should ensure that the company can demonstrate impartiality, integrity and independence. Make sure the organization is properly accredited as explained above. The company should have experience in all aspects of asbestos inspection, including the planning of the resources, technical aspects and quality control.
Check to see the sort of online feedback they have gotten from past clients. They should have a good understanding of construction, from fire protection to building methods to the way buildings are used. Make sure you ask the inspector whether they have worked on projects like yours and how much time they need to complete your project. If they give you timescales that don’t seem to be realistic, it should be a big red flag and you should avoid them.
Is the inspector a good fit for your company?
There are different types of asbestos survey and inspection and the type you need will depend on your project. You need to hire a company that has the right industry expertise and knowledge. Asbestos surveys should also be done by someone that is the right fit for your project. If you are demolishing or refurbishing a building, you should choose a company that has specialized in demolition and refurbishment surveys. If your project is at a commercial property then you will need an accredited inspector experienced in doing commercial property surveys.
If you are working at a hospital or a school then you should choose an asbestos inspection company that is competent with hospitals or schools. You will also need a company that comes up with the best asbestos testing and management plan. Ask them to tell you the procedure they use to do their surveys and gauge whether the company will meet your needs and help you avoid asbestos exposure.
Written by Lee Newton