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Asbestos Survey Services (UK) Ltd
Tel: 01405 720 005
Fax: 01405 767302
- Asbestos Surveys
- Asbestos Management Reports
- Asbestos Consultancy
- Asbestos Removal
- Sample Analysis
Services offered range from occupational monitoring for compliance with COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) to a comprehensive suite of asbestos related services.
|ASBESTOS LABORATORY ANALYSIS
Analysis of bulk asbestos material is conducted using polarising light microscopy (P.L.M). More advanced analysis should it be required can be conducted using techniques such as X-ray diffraction and Scanning Electron Microscopy (S.E.M)
Asbestos Survey Services (UK) Ltd offers the full range of asbestos related air monitoring Including background monitoring, respiratory assessment, enclosed leak testing, clearance testing and re-assurance testing. All analysis may be conducted on site using a specialist on site UKAS accredited mobile laboratory to ensure the highest level of service and a fast turn around of results.
Investigations of possible contamination may be carried out using a combination of Techniques including swab, bulk analysis, microvacuming, scanning electron Microscopy, polarized light microscopy and phase contrast microscopy following air monitoring.
Control of Asbestos at Work
Regulation 4 – duty to manage
The new Control of Asbestos at work regulations are long, difficult to interpret and will be subject to legal precedence, but in essence, the law requires DUTY HOLDERS to manage Asbestos.
MANDATORY – MUST BE DONE!
If you own non-domestic property or lease non-domestic property and are responsible for the maintenance, you are deemed to be a duty holder under the new regulations – this includes unoccupied premises and communal areas of domestic premises (shared stairs, loft spaces etc).
Previous laws (H & S at work act, CAW Reg87, as amended etc) assumed that duty holders knew where asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) were located and carrying our preventative action. The new law breaks this ‘chain’, in that the new duty requires duty holders to search for Asbestos.
Main requirements of a duty holder under the new regulations.