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Sampling and Analysis

The sampling and analysis of materials to determine the presence of asbestos is usually carried out in order to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The regulations also require identification of the type of asbestos. 

Sampling and analysis can be undertaken as part of survey or as a standalone service when materials suspected to contain asbestos are identified. We can attend site in order to take samples of the suspected materials and then arrange for analysis to confirm whether asbestos is present or not.

Samples are taken to a UKAS accredited laboratory where they are subjected to thorough analysis to identify and isolate suspicious fibres. These fibres are then analysed using a high power polarising microscope to determine the presence of any asbestos and to identify the type of fibres.


All our sampling is carried out in accordance with HSE guidance HSG 248.

Practical Advice

Once the analysis has been carried out, our consultants will be able to provide you with professional recommendations regarding the on-going management of any asbestos materials identified.


We are able to offer a fast turnaround for urgent materials analysis as well as our standard 5-day service. Certificates are available electronically to ensure you have prompt access to the results.

Further Information

Please contact us on 0845 058 9999 for further information.

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