A simple sampling survey is good option if you wish know if a particular material or product contains asbestos but you don't necessarily need a full survey.
We will attend site and undertake sampling for asbestos. A certificate of analysis from a UKAS accredited lab is issued along with recommendations for future management.
Where possible, sampling is conducted in unoccupied areas.
Fibre release is controlled by pre-wetting the suspect material, before removing a suitable sized sample with a sharp knife or chisel and placing it in a sealable plastic bag.
Sample points are left sealed with filler, ET150 encapsulant or tape.
Analysis of asbestos samples is carried out by an independent laboratory, accredited by UKAS to ISO17025.
Samples are analysed to determine the presence of asbestos fibres using polarised light microscopy and central stop dispersion staining based on the HSE guidance document, Asbestos – The analysts guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures (HSG 248).
Prices for local sampling start at £85 excluding vat.