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01322 875 730

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SOIL ANALYSIS

Undertaking soil analysis allows an employer to characterise any potential exposure to their employees, as required under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Soil analysis identifies and quantifies asbestos fibres by type within a matrix of soil or aggregate. This is a combination of methods; microscopy, gravimetric analysis & fibre counting. Soil analysis is undertaken in 3 stages: Stage 1 Identification of the asbestos types present. Stage 2 Quantification of the asbestos present expressed as percentage of the supplied sample. Stage 3 Total mass of free fibres expressed as fibres/g.

BULK SAMPLE ANALYSIS

Bulk samples analysis identifies asbestos within building materials. The method used is based upon examination using stereo microscopy and polarised light microscopy. Asbestos is identified by type of fibre; Crocidolite (blue), Amosite (brown), Chrysotile (white), Anthophyllite, Tremolite or Actinolite. Where only a very small amount of asbestos is present (one or two fibres) this will be reported as Trace plus the fibre type. Where asbestos is not identified NADIS is reported, that is, No Asbestos Detected in Sample. Water Absorption Test: On occasion when it is difficult using accredited methods to identify a material as either cement or board, we can carry out an additional non-accredited test based upon the HSE published method which differentiates between the materials. The test measures the amount of water a
material absorbs in comparison to its dry weight. This in turn can help inform a decision as whether working on a material requires an asbestos licence.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We provide independent analytical project management of works on asbestos contaminated land, providing you with technical oversight (including documents and watching brief) and impartial advice. For more information click here.

ASBESTOS AIR MONITORING

Our analysts can provide a full range of asbestos air monitoring services including: asbestos personal monitoring, asbestos reassurance monitoring, asbestos background monitoring and asbestos leak testing.

ASBESTOS STILL KILLS AROUND 5000 WORKERS EACH YEAR, THIS IS MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED ON THE ROAD.

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KEY FEATURES

Independent Laboratory – We do not carry out removal works ourselves and have no links to contractors. This means we can provide impartial advice free from bias.

 

South East & Midlands Laboratories – Our laboratory locations enable us to expand our coverage and support our Nationwide activities.

 

UKAS accredited testing laboratory – We can quickly and accurately provide analysis for asbestos in air, bulk materials and soil.

Electronic Work Management System – Allowing us to work efficiently and minimising human error.

Mobile laboratories – We have a fleet of self-contained mobile laboratories, so if space or time on site is restricted, we can get to work straight away.

Completion packs – Our completion packs provide a comprehensive set of evidence that works were completed safely and correctly.

Bulk Analysis Certificates – Results from all analysis provided within the report.

Emergency Response – We can provide same/next day results for emergencies.

Certificates – Our certificates are clear, concise and can be emailed or printed as soon as analysis is complete.

Successful Track Record in a Range of Sectors

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