Why is asbestos dangerous

Asbestos is dangerous when the asbestos fibres are released into the air from damaged materials or when the materials are moved, sawn, cut, broken or abraded. The asbestos fibres are so tiny they pass deep into the lungs and your natural defences are unable to remove the fibres from the lungs. They build up in [...]

2020-11-25T11:38:59+00:00November 12th, 2019|

What is asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral. It was mined in several countries and imported in large quantities into the UK for use in building materials and products extensively from the 1950s up until 1999 when use of asbestos was banned in the UK. It was a very useful product as it had a [...]

2020-11-25T11:39:12+00:00November 12th, 2019|

How do I return the samples to you?

Once all the samples have been taken, bagged and individually labelled, place them in the blue postage bag provided. Ensure that you enclose the sampling booking form listing all of the sample types and locations and your contact details. Please ensure that the package is weighed and measured before posting as some samples may exceed [...]

2020-11-25T11:39:28+00:00November 12th, 2019|

What if I already have my own personal protective clothing?

You can purchase an analysis only kit from us - select this option on the product page View Now!   . To purchase this option you must provide a disclaimer confirming that you have your own appropriate PPE for the task. This includes the sample bags and instructions on how to take the sample(s) and return [...]

2020-11-25T11:40:04+00:00November 12th, 2019|

How will I receive my results?

Once the results have been received, we will email you a PDF of the laboratory Fibre Identification Certificate which will tell you whether there is asbestos present within the material and if so what type of asbestos (Crocidolite - blue, Amosite - brown, or Chrysotile - white)  

2020-11-25T11:40:33+00:00November 12th, 2019|

What size sample should I take?

A sample size of 2-5cm is sufficient (approximately the size of a 50p piece). For large areas, such as warehouse roofs, it is recommended that 2 - 3 samples should be taken across the surface area to ensure the product type has not changed. Full instructions for taking samples of each type of material is [...]

2020-11-25T11:41:00+00:00November 11th, 2019|