As one of the most hazardous materials used in building products, asbestos continues to grip international headlines. The demands and scrutiny of asbestos management and disposal make asbestos testing and inspection essential for all organizations to meet their responsibilities.
Asbestos testing is carried out to support organizations and building owners responsible for industrial, commercial, and domestic buildings in achieving compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 and ultimately in preventing exposure to asbestos their on sites.
We can identify and quantify all types of asbestos, Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Tremolite, Actinolite, and Anthophyllite, in all types of materials, from air and soils to cement, vermiculite, insulating materials, floor tiles, and ceiling tiles.
Asbestos Testing Services & Surveying
Our extensive home and site-based team ensure that we have qualified asbestos site experts offering a local and highly responsive service. We can tailor our asbestos testing and surveying to suit your individual needs.
- Bulk analysis (ISO/IEC 17025)
- Asbestos air testing - monitoring & fiber counting (ISO/IEC 17025)
- Asbestos testing in soil (ISO/IEC 17025)
- Water absorption testing (ISO/IEC 17025)
- Management surveys (ISO/IEC 17020)
- Asbestos removal project management
- Asbestos refurbishment and demolition surveys (ISO/IEC 17020)
- Asbestos bulk sampling
- Certificates of reoccupation (ISO/IEC 17025)
- Asbestos advisory
Asbestos surveying identifies the presence of asbestos on site and its condition. Associated risk assessments then help to inform the next steps in terms of options to remove, repair, or monitor asbestos containing materials.
We offer expert, experience based asbestos advisory with a large team of technically competent and qualified staff, trained to the recognized industry standards. Our surveyors are trained to safely take samples of suspected asbestos material and bring them back to our in-house laboratories for UKAS accredited asbestos bulk analysis.
Element conducts three types of asbestos surveys, depending on your requirements.
- Management survey: conducted to comply with duty to manage legislation for building owner/occupants.
- Refurbishment and demolition survey: conducted to comply with legislation if the premises need upgrading, refurbishment, or demolition.
- Reinspection Surveys:
Our asbestos surveys are conducted in accordance with HSG264 “Asbestos: The survey guide” and are accredited to ISO/IEC 17020.
Asbestos bulk sample analysis
If the presence of asbestos cannot be confirmed onsite, our trained field surveyors bring samples back to the lab. They carry out bulk sample material analysis for asbestos fibers following HSG248 in line with ISO/IEC 17025 standards. This asbestos sample testing confirms the presence or absence of asbestos in a sample.
Asbestos samples of suspected material can also be sent to or dropped off at one of our UKAS accredited laboratories. We recommend that only trained individuals collect suspected asbestos samples. We offer water absorption testing service to define whether asbestos removal needs to be conducted by a licensed or non-licensed contractor.
Our team of highly qualified analysts provides expert advice for your testing needs, they can accommodate any special requirements, including urgent asbestos sampling or testing, ensuring your asbestos risks are managed correctly and efficiently.
The Element advantage
We offer internationally recognized asbestos testing and analysis throughout the UK and the Middle East. Element provides asbestos testing, sampling, surveys, management, and asbestos advisory services backed by years of industry expertise for a broad spectrum of industrial, commercial, and domestic organizations.
For more information about our asbestos testing, sampling, and surveying services, contact us today.
Asbestos Regulations & Standards
Our highly experienced CoCA qualified (certificate of competence asbestos) experts convey all of our asbestos advice and guidance in line with national legislation under CAR 2012. We deliver our services to the following standards:
Our testing and analysis services are delivered in accordance with HSG248 “The analysts’ guide" for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures” and are UKAS accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.
Our asbestos surveys are performed in line with HSG264 “Asbestos: The survey guide” and are accredited to ISO/IEC 17020.
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Asbestos Air Testing
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Asbestos in Soil Testing
Element’s asbestos testing programs help to assess the potential presence of asbestos in soils, asbestos fibers, and any asbestos-containing materials that may cause harm to people’s health.
Find out how we support our customers by going beyond asbestos identification and risk assessment to assist with the big picture.
Hazardous Materials Testing
Find out how we help our customers comply with all of the relevant regulations relating to the control of hazardous substances.