Asbestos Testing Advice


Advice and guide to testing laboratories, procedures and techniques including asbestos air testing in non-domestic buildings

Asbestos testing can only be conducted by accredited laboratories. Regulations require all non-domestic buildings undergo surveys to enable duty holders to identify the location and condition of asbestos containing materials (ACM) in buildings.

Samples of asbestos containing materials are collected during surveys and analysed in order to determine the identity of all ACMs in buildings. Analysis of samples are conducted in asbestos testing laboratories to determine the presence or absence of asbestos in materials. Laboratories test for the presence of asbestos in suspected materials using the polarized light microscopy (PLM) technique. This method identifies the type of asbestos present and its percentage which varies in asbestos containing materials from 1% to 100%.

Asbestos Air Testing

Asbestos air testing is used to confirm that workers and others have not been put at risk during removal or treatment of asbestos. This is a health and safety regulatory requirement following removal of asbestos containing materials and testing is to certify that the air is free from traces of asbestos after removal. Air testing is also used to ensure there are no leakages during asbestos treatment.

To find out the cost of asbestos testing, call various accredited asbestos treatment and removal companies and compare prices and terms of service. Get an all inclusive cost and ensure there are no additional or hidden charges.

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ADVICE ON ASBESTOS SAMPLE AND LABORATORY TESTING PROCEDURES:


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> CEILING TILES
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> ASBESTOS CEMENT FLOORS
> WALL LININGS
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> GUTTERS
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