Element provides expert testing services for the identification and quantification of asbestos in soil and made ground, to help environmental consultants manage problems associated with asbestos contamination and the potential release of airborne fibers.

Due to its extensive use in the built environment, asbestos contamination within the ground has become one of the most dangerous types of environmental pollution, posing challenges to detect it and eliminate it.

Asbestos can find its way into the made ground via many routes. For example, through the demolition of older buildings containing asbestos-containing materials (ACM), or because of ineffective remediation of contaminated sites. The presence of asbestos in soil can be a real threat if the dust becomes airborne.

Many legal and regulatory obligations are in place to manage and control asbestos exposure, typically, the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012, to protect people, sites and end-users from the health risks that asbestos in soil may pose.

Comprehensive asbestos in soil testing services

Element’s testing services for asbestos-contaminated soils include the screening of soil samples for asbestos fibers and the identification of fibers if found. Element also perform thorough analysis of soil to provide the accurate quantification of any asbestos in soil to 0.001%. In addition to asbestos soil testing, we report any asbestos-containing materials such as pipe lagging, tiles, and cement.

The Element advantage

At Element, we aim for a consistent standard of technical excellence. Our laboratories are UKAS accredited, and our asbestos testing services are delivered in accordance with the international ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

All analysts conducting asbestos in soil testing have the associated qualifications as stated in LAB30 (Application of ISO/IEC 17025 for Asbestos Sampling and Testing). Our expertise also allows us to provide advice and support with sample collection and handling.

To learn more about asbestos and our soil testing services, contact us today.


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