Asbestos Testing

 

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral, widely used in construction and other industries until the late 1990s.

The three types of asbestos commonly used in the UK were – Blue (Crocidolite), Brown (Amosite) and White (Chrysotile).

If you suspect asbestos materials are present in any capacity, it is important to ensure it is professionally sampled and tested by a specialist laboratory.

 

Laboratory testing for asbestos

At our UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 0320), we can perform both qualitative and quantitative analysis of asbestos.

 

Qualitative testing:
We can analyse both bulk and soil (including sediment, slurry, ballast and aggregate) samples to determine if asbestos containing materials (ACMs) are present and, if so, the type of asbestiform and ACM.

 

Quantitative testing:
If a soil, ballast or aggregate is found to contain asbestos, we can perform quantification on the sample to calculate percentage content by dry weight.

Asbestos under a microscope

Asbestos analysis quality control

Our analysts all hold a minimum of the BOHS P401 qualification, plus designated staff are further trained to be qualified to BOHS P403 and P408.

 

In addition to our laboratory testing services, the CTS Group offer asbestos remediation strategy and verification services through our teams at CGL and Mason Evans.

 

Fill out the form below or email enquiries@constructiontesting.co.uk to discuss your asbestos testing and service requirements

Construction Testing
01302 352 652