Such a survey is needed before any refurbishment is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos containing materials in the area where the refurbishment will take place.
The refurbishment survey will be fully intrusive and may involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas including those that are difficult to reach.
A refurbishment survey may also be needed in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out.