As one of the most hazardous materials used in building products, asbestos continues to grip international headlines. The regulatory demands and the scrutiny of asbestos management and disposal make testing and inspection essential for all organizations that wish to meet their responsibilities.

As a UKAS accredited lab, Element offers asbestos consultancy services backed by years of industry expertise for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and domestic organizations. We go beyond asbestos identification and risk assessment to help you with the big picture. As your asbestos consultant, we will be with you through the entire process, from identification through earning a certificate of reoccupation. 

Our depth of knowledge and experience allows us to identify and quantify all types of asbestos, Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Tremolite, Actinolite, and Anthophyllite, in virtually all types of materials from air and soils to cement, vermiculite, insulating materials, floor tiles, and ceiling tiles.

Our experts convey all our asbestos advice in line with national legislation under CAR 2012, and our testing and inspection services are delivered in accordance with the international standards ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020.

For more information about our asbestos testing lab, or to know more about our asbestos consultancy services, contact us today.


Asbestos Surveying

Asbestos surveying identifies the presence of asbestos on site. Identifying the location then allows you to take the next step to remove it, repair it, or monitor it.

When looking for an asbestos surveying company, we know you are looking for a technically competent, UKAS accredited company with the necessary resources, impartiality, quality system, and liability insurance. Element fulfills all of these requirements.

Element offers UKAS accredited consultancy with a large team of technically competent and qualified staff, trained to the recognized industry standards. Our extensive network of office and site-based staff allows us to provide a local and highly responsive service. If necessary, our surveyors are prepared to take samples of suspicious material back to the lab for bulk material 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 survey: conducted to comply with legislation if you need to make alterations to your building.
  • Demolition survey: conducted to comply with legislation if you are demolishing your building.

Element’s asbestos surveys are conducted in accordance with HSG264 “Asbestos: The survey guide” and are accredited to ISO/IEC 17020


Bulk Material Analysis

If the presence of asbestos cannot be confirmed onsite, our surveyors will bring samples back to the lab for bulk material analysis in accordance with HSG248 “The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures” which are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. This test confirms the presence or absence of asbestos in a sample.

Element also offers water absorption testing to define whether asbestos removal needs to be conducted by a licensed or non-licensed contractor.


Our team of over 6,700 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.