About us

Franks Portlock is a leading environmental consultancy offering a range of asbestos and water hygiene management and consultancy services.

Asbestos Services

Drawing on more than a decade of experience, Franks Portlock offers a comprehensive range of asbestos services, including consultancy, inspection, testing and management. We combine extensive industry experience with proven consultancy expertise and a personal, friendly and flexible service to ensure that our clients are protected from the risks of damaged asbestos.

We will support you throughout the whole asbestos management process, finding the most effective solution and ensuring safety is of paramount importance.

Our range of asbestos services include:

We are an accredited testing and inspection body and hold ISO/ IEC 17025 and 17020 accreditations for asbestos surveying, sampling, bulk sampling analyses, air sampling/ fibre counting and four stage clearance testing.

Water Hygiene Services

As a leading environmental management consultancy, we offer a range of water hygiene services to help you manage the risks associated with Legionella. Our quality systems ensure that documentation is accurate and punctual and our team of experts are available to support you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day – providing a flexible service to meet the requirements of your business.

Our water hygiene services include:

  • Water hygiene management and consultancy
  • Legionella risk assessment and control measures
  • Hot and cold water monitoring and inspection
  • Cleaning and disinfection services
  • Training (individual and group)
  • UKAS accredited sample collection and analysis
  • Installation, refurbishment, servicing, design and supply of plant and equipment

We offer our services to a wide range of organisations across different sectors and we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs – whether you are a large organisation with multiple sites, or you are operating smaller buildings or facilities.

Franks Portlock is a certified member of the Legionella Control Association (LCA). We are regularly audited and assessed by them for compliance with their Code of Conduct for Service Providers and the Service Standards for the Legionella control services for which we are registered, which you can view here. Our membership of the LCA and our compliance with the Code and Service Standards means that we are well placed to assist our clients in controlling the Legionella risk associated with their water systems. View our certificate here or our member profile here.

Our Approach

We act in an ethical and responsible way with regards to our work, the environment, and our people. Find out more about our Corporate Social Responsibility work here.

We have held an environmental management system certified to BS EN 14001 through the British Assessment Bureau since 2014 and in that time, we have seen a significant reduction in CO2 and waste and are committed to continually improving this. We also have a certified management system complying with ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety.

We pride ourselves on the capabilities and expertise of our award-winning and industry accredited team and the professional, personal and flexible service they provide our clients. Find out more about our team and their proficiencies here.


A selection of our accreditations, certifications and memberships:

We are UKAS accredited for asbestos testing and inspection services.


Certified by the British Assessment Bureau for Environmental and Health and Safety quality systems.



We’re registered with the LCA and for a wide range of water hygiene services.

Asbestos awareness training is certified though UKATA.


Franks Portlock also members of ATaC and NORAC; two trade bodies within the asbestos consultancy profession.



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Bernard Interiors

During a recent review by our Health and Safety consultant, it was noted that a Legionella Risk Assessment was necessary for our studio. We contacted Franks Portlock who undertook a full review of the premises and provided us with a greater understanding of the UK regulations and requirements. Sean Green supplied us with a detailed Legionella risk assessment and offered pragmatic advice and guidance on the procedures required to remain compliant, the whole process was seamless from start to finish.. Sean attention to detail and dedication was faultless throughout the entire process and it was a pleasure to work with both him and the team.

The de Ferrers Trust

Six months ago, we instructed Sean and the team at Franks Portlock for their services in Water Hygiene and we have been blown away by the service he has provided us. We have a number of different schools on board with him that range from full water hygiene monthly management, to RA's and Annual services. When tendering we found that Frank's Portlocks cost were similar to what we were already paying, however the level of detail that the contract covers far outweighs any previous contract we've ever had. The Monthly meetings have made a massive difference in ensuring that faults and risk items are dealt with promptly and appropriately. As the person who oversees compliance across our trust, I no longer have to worry about the water hygiene compliance in our schools that use Franks Portlock.

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