The Challenge
Highways England (HE) has Duty to Manage obligations under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012). Owing to the vast amount of highway related infrastructure assets, HE aims to implement the requirements of Regulation 4 over a period of 20 years as agreed with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A minimum target of 5% per year of the strategic road network has been set.

All surveys must comply with the requirements of HSG 264. In planning for surveys, the following issues need to be considered:
• Whether records indicate a strong likelihood of ACM or not.
• The risk posed by working under traffic management compared to the likely risk of disturbing ACMs.
• Combining survey work for asbestos with other maintenance activities within planned traffic management measures.
• Whenever possible combine asbestos surveys with any planned inspections to take advantage of shared access arrangements.
• Supporting HE Service Providers

MSS works with Service Providers to develop programmes of works that compliment other planned maintenance activities. We work under controlled access conditions, including working within traffic management and working at night.

We provide
Management surveys which include the surface elements of all the carriageways, verges, central reserves and earthworks features and all visible elements of highway structures including bridges, culverts, gantries, tunnels, viaducts, etc. Refurbishment Surveys – where invasive or demolition work is being undertaken.

Comprehensive service highways agency:
• Desktop analysis of existing information;
• Survey planning and risk assessment;
• Plans and methods of works;
• Flexible surveying resources;
• Management plans for assets.
• All work is undertaken in line with Highways England guidance.