Asbestos Services

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is strong, resilient to heat, fire and chemical damage as well as being plentiful and relatively cheap. Unusually, it is a fibrous mineral made up of bundles of fibres which can be broken up into finer fibres. Asbestos has been used in over a thousand different products from asbestos insulating boards, thermal insulation, fire blankets to toilet cisterns and seats.  

Unfortunately, if materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, tiny fibres can be released into the air. If these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases such as mesothelioma. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything.

Due to the health hazards caused by inhalation of asbestos fibres, its usage and sale was banned in many countries including the UK.  Having been mined for over 4000 years coupled with the multitude of uses, the UK like many countries has a widespread asbestos problem. 

The HSE warns that asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc.) and causes around 5000 deaths every year.

London Laboratories specialists include asbestos surveyors who enable us to identify and using our partner laboratories, test for asbestos content in all sorts of places.  Our experience means that we are able to offer bulk sampling, consultancy, and management of asbestos for and on behalf of our clients.

For example, we have experts in policy writing and procedure development and can integrate these into a training package to make sure you are fully compliant with legal and H&S requirements and are keeping your people safe. 

Identification & Sampling

Whilst many products look like they might contain asbestos, the only certain way to find out is to have the suspect material safely sampled by trained staff and then tested in a specialist asbestos identification laboratory.

Surveys

Here at London Laboratories, we have an in-house team of experienced asbestos surveyors who can carry out both Management and Refurbishment & Demolition Surveys from a garden outbuilding to a palace.

Air Testing

Air testing is an essential tool in determining if an area is safe to re-occupy after the removal of asbestos. It can also offer a useful check mechanism on the effectiveness of asbestos removal processes if carried out during the removal work.

Consultancy

Using London Laboratories as your consultants gives you confidence that your environment is safe and compliant. We can also guarantee our independence and impartiality, providing you with advice you can trust.

Project Management

Managing your asbestos projects, whether training, surveys or removal can be a complicated and expensive process. Luckily London Labs have more than 25 years of asbestos Project Management experience. We ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and are problem-free.

Duty to Manage

London Laboratories can advise on strategy and help to develop policies and procedures together with staff and contractor training to make sure that the duty is being complied with and there is an effective and dynamic system allowing for regular updating of the information.

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Asbestos Services

Our experts and partners can provide you with specialist asbestos services for:

We are experts in achieving added value and cost savings by using bespoke solutions for your organisation.

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