The purpose of the Management Asbestos Survey is to identify as far as reasonably practicable, asbestos containing materials within a building with view to managing the risk to health that these materials may present whilst continuing occupancy of the premises. The survey includes a room-by-room inspection of the building and the collection and analysis (by a UKAS accredited laboratory) of representative material sampling for the presence of asbestos. In addition to the identification of all asbestos materials, the survey will include estimates of quantity and condition of the materials found. The level of investigation shall be established prior to commencing the survey based upon factors limiting access, for example, ceiling cavities may not be accessed above occupied desk spaces due to potential asbestos dust from the tiles overhead. Locations not accessed while conducting the survey will be clearly defined at the beginning of the asbestos report. Any areas, which could not be accessed, should be assumed to contain asbestos containing materials until proven otherwise. Management surveys will often involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance.