Asbestos Risk Assessment Calculator
Asbestos Risk Assessment
This calculator uses the masterial risk scoring algorithm from the 'MDHS100
surveying, sample and assessment of asbestos containing materials guide' to
calculate a score of between 0 and 12. This is the material risk score and the
higher the score the higher the risk of the material.
If you select an option from the accessibility box this tool will calculate a
recommended action. This is not definitive and should only be used as a guide.
AMS do not accept responsibility for the recommendations made by this
If you have concerns about the material in your property and wish to discuss
management options please contact our team on 01732 368359.
Material risk score:
Select values for each of the following and click on the Calculate button
to get a material risk assessment.
Indicates the level of damage to the material.
Used to indicate how well the material is protected from damage and subsequent
fibre release. Surface treatments can range from paper, paint, and PVA to
cladding and boxing. Composite materials such as plastics and vinyls have there
The type of asbestos as identified by a UKAS accredited laboratory.This
can be one or a mixture of Chrysotile, Amosite (also Tremolite, Anthophylite
or Actinolite) and Crocidolite. Where you are unable to take a sample of
a material but are presuming it to be asbestos because of its characteristics
use 'Presumed as asbestos'.
The material type that is suspected or proved to contain asbestos fibres.
How accessible is the material? If its in a loft space then its low if its in your corridor its high.