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Asbestos Air Testing

We conduct air testing in scenarios where this is deemed necessary and have a great depth of experience in this process.

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Air Testing

Our analysis is primarily done using Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM), as outlined in the asbestos Health and Safety Guidelines 248. As required, it’s fully UKAS accredited. However, differentiation of fibres by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) can be organised if pre-arranged.

The various types of asbestos air testing for asbestiform fibres offered are:

Reassurance air testing

To test that residual fibre concentrations are below the clearance indicator level or to ascertain whether airborne fibres are present in a given location. Find out more.

Background testing

Prior to asbestos remedial or removal works commencing to ascertain background levels. Find out more.

Personal air testing

This has a number of applications including:

    • To select RPE and ensure it remains adequate for ongoing works
    • For medical surveillance records
    • For method risk assessments
    • To ensure work control measures are adequate and remain effective throughout

Leak testing

During controlled removal works to ensure enclosure integrity remains.

We can also conduct near-source and far-source static sampling. Find out more about this process here.

For more information about any of our air testing services, please contact us.
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    If you’re interested in any of our services, please feel free to contact us. You can get in touch by either calling us at one of our offices listed below, or by filling out our enquiry form.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we may take a little longer to get back to you than usual, please contact us and we’ll deal with your enquiry as soon as possible.

    Head Office/NE England Office:

    T: 0191 4193116 Accredited Office

    Scotland Office:

    T: 01383 427321 Accredited Office

    NW England (Sellafield) Office:

    T: 01946 721 760 Accredited Office

    London Office:

    T: 0208 0453804

    Full range of services

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    Clearance Certification

    We provide asbestos clearance certification in the form of four stage clearance as outlined by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and HSG248.

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    Air Testing

    We conduct air testing in scenarios where this is deemed necessary and have a great depth of experience in this process.

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    Asbestos Surveys

    Asbestos surveys are an important tool in managing the risk from asbestos being the first and most important part of the process.

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    Lab Analysis

    We have four internal bulk analysis laboratories to test samples generated during our own surveys as well as those handed in by our clients.

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    Training Service

    We offer asbestos awareness training and Legionella awareness training.

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    Legionella Risk Assessment

    A Legionella Risk Assessment is the source of information when implementing an Action Plan in addressing the control measures of Legionella within the premises.

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    Legionella Remedial Works

    Once the risk assessment has been carried out, and the risks have been identified, they must be removed or at the very least, reduced to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

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    Legionella Management and Monitoring

    Once you have your Legionella Risk Assessment completed, and signed off all the actions recommended within it, you now must monitor and maintain your water systems to ensure the remedial works you have carried out remain effective.

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