Asbestos Air Monitoring

Asbestos air monitoring (also known as asbestos fibre air monitoring or asbestos air testing) is used to detect the level of asbestos fibres within the atmosphere. By drawing air through a filter over a predetermined period of time, airborne particles are collected and prepared for examination by our qualified asbestos analysts. 

Our team of trusted asbestos analysts all hold the BOHS P403 and P404 module proficiency certificates to enable them to undertake UKAS accredited Asbestos Air Testing and Monitoring to assist before, during and after asbestos works or asbestos disturbances. 

In addition, our asbestos analysts are all participants in the Regular Interlaboratory Counting Exchanges (RICE) Scheme which is administered and managed by the HSL for UKAS accredited asbestos consultancies providing air monitoring services.

Do I need asbestos air monitoring services?

Asbestos air monitoring assesses the concentration of airborne asbestos fibre levels that may have been generated by the asbestos removal process or if an asbestos containing material is suspected to have been distirubed, affecting the surrounding air. Asbestos air testing can be conducted:

  • To confirm that an appropriate level of personal protection equipment (PPE) or respiratory protective equiptment (RPE) has been chosen. This can be achieved by undertaking personal air monitoring or sampling on individuals where the works are being carried out.

  • To check the effectiveness of dust suppression methods used during the asbestos removal process.
  • To provide data for employee exposure records.

As one of the four stages of acquiring your Clearance Certificate, required to reoccupy your building, the asbestos air test is essential to determine that the levels of asbestos fibres are safe for occupation.

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What asbestos air monitoring services are available?

We offer a full range of asbestos air testing services that can be performed on site, including:

  • Four stage asbestos clearance testing to HSG 248 (The Analysts Guide) including work area/enclosure visual examination, clearance indicator air test, reassurance air testing and decontamination unit reassurance air testing as required

  • Reassurance air testing to HSG 248 (The Analysts Guide)
  • Leak air testing to HSG 248 (The Analysts Guide)
  • Background air testing to HSG 248 (The Analysts Guide)
  • Personal air testing to HSG 248 (The Analysts Guide)
  • Boundary monitoring during remediation of external ground contamination to HSG 248 (The Analysts Guide)

We are also able to undertake airborne asbestos fibre determination and fibre counting using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) providing a greater level of accuracy than the methods used by a majority of UKAS ISO 17025 asbestos laboratories. This is particularly effective in instances where our clients require categorical confirmation of contamination.

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What are my responsibilities?

If you are the duty holder, you are required to manage your asbestos risks in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012. 

Our asbestos management consultants provide a number of support services including; writing specification documents for asbestos removal, assist with the procurement of Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors (LARC), manage the asbestos removal process, and audit contractors and works conducted.

Take control of your asbestos risks. Contact our team today. Give our team a call on 07795 145 876.

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