Sampling and analysis may be required to determine the presence of asbestos. This is usually carried out in order to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The regulations also require identification of the type of asbestos. The type and condition of any asbestos present will shape any further actions that are required.
Samples should only be taken by a competent trained person. Analysis must only be carried out by a company accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as being competent to perform the work in compliance with ISO17025.
Efficient Asbestos Sampling Service
We are able to undertake sampling and analysis either as part of survey or as a stand alone service when materials suspected to contain asbestos are identified. We can attend site in order to take samples of the suspected materials and then arrange for analysis to confirm whether asbestos is present or not.
Samples are taken to a UKAS accredited laboratory where they are subjected to thorough analysis to identify and isolate suspicious fibres. These fibres are then analysed using a high power polarising microscope to determine the presence of any asbestos and to identify the type of fibres.
All our sampling is carried out in accordance with HSE guidance HSG 248.
Once the analysis has been carried out, our consultants will be able to provide you with professional recommendations regarding the on-going management of any asbestos materials identified.
We are able to offer a fast turnaround for urgent materials analysis as well as our standard 5-day service. Certificates are available electronically to ensure you have prompt access to the results.
Introducing Asbestos SMART
Asbestos SMART is a simple yet revolutionary concept using modern I.T. to facilitate smarter management of properties where you have a duty to manage asbestos.
Asbestos SMART uses QR code technology to improve accessibility to your most up to date asbestos registers for visiting contractors and key on-site personnel. It can also incorporate appropriate training and up to date reporting into a proper, comprehensive, easy to review management system.
It has been designed to improve your compliance, reduce risks and save you time and money. It allows you much better line of sight, allowing you to be confident that you are effectively managing the UK’s number one source of deaths in the workplace.
Please contact us on 0845 058 9999 for further information.