Breathing in air containing asbestos dust can lead to asbestos related cancers of the chest and lungs.
There is no cure for asbestos related diseases, which kill more people than any other single work related cause. Each year around 4000 people in the UK die of asbestos related illnesses and this number is expected to go on rising.
In accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the duty holder has a responsibility to manage the risk from asbestos through identification of asbestos containing materials; determination of risk from asbestos containing materials; devising Asbestos Management Plans; monitoring and maintaining asbestos and disseminating information relating to asbestos to those that require it.
We offer comprehensive services relating to asbestos identification and sampling, surveys, air monitoring, management plans, training and emergency support.
- Surveys & Reinspections
Comprehensive surveys of workplace premises to identify potential issues.
Our lead surveyors hold BOHS P402 qualifications and are experienced in working across even the most difficult operational environments and apparatus, including track locations and ballast, power generation sites and within electrical equipment (UKAS Accredited Inspection Body No. 173).
Specialist appliances such as endoscopes are deployed where full access is not possible
- Sampling & Identification
Processing of bulk and ballast samples in accordance with HSG 248, ‘Asbestos: The Analyst’s Guide for Sampling, Analysis & Clearance Procedures’. Our laboratory technologists hold BOHS P401 qualifications, and 4RS is UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory No. 1931.
- Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Used to confirm the presence of asbestos fibres in wipe and air samples. We are proud to be one of the few laboratories in the UK accredited for this type of analysis (UKAS Testing Laboratory No. 1931).
- Air Monitoring & 4-Stage Clearances
In accordance with HSG 248, ‘Asbestos: The Analyst’s Guide for Sampling, Analysis & Clearance Procedures’ (reassurance, leak, personal and 4-stage certificate of reoccupation, including decontamination units), we can provide air monitoring during asbestos removal or remediation works.
Our technologists hold both BOHS P403 and P404 qualifications.
- Management Plans
Development of Asbestos Management Plans with clients in order to satisfy legislative requirements, inclusive of supporting clients with their Priority Risk Assessments.
- Awareness Training
Training tailored to working environments.
- Emergency Support
We understand that projects can sometimes unearth the unexpected. So we offer our clients full support services in an emergency. Should your team come across potential problems, we can offer support 24 hours, 365 days a year, giving you 100% peace of mind.