We have a dedicated fleet of mobile laboratories capable of undertaking swift and impartial air monitoring to compliment all types of asbestos removal projects. We also offer air monitoring services to reassure clients of safe fibre levels in environments where known asbestos is situated.
We provide an instant result via our advanced electronic data capture system (TEAMS) for all air monitoring undertaken on site and are able to provide hard copies to all involved parties on site once testing is complete. Once formally approved all paperwork is available to view and download through our client portal.
The different types of air monitoring we offer are as follows:
- Certificate of reoccupation – following removal of ACM’s (usually notifiable) this certificate is required to ensure the area within the removal scope is thoroughly clean and safe to re-occupy. It consists of four stages which assesses the quality of asbestos removal. The enclosure must pass all stages and is vital to ensure that the work area is clean and suitable for subsequent use.
- Reassurance air testing – usually undertaken following removal of ACM’s and also to reassure that where asbestos is still present, that fibre levels are safe.
- Background air testing – usually undertaken whilst contractors are setting up enclosures for asbestos removal.
- Leak air testing – undertaken during asbestos removals to assess enclosure effectiveness.
- Personal monitoring – undertaken during asbestos removals to ensure control methods are being adhered to. Also used for checking for RPE suitability.
Our air monitoring services are UKAS accredited, conform to ISO/IEC17025:2005 and adhere to guidelines documented in HSG248 Asbestos: The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance.
All of our analysts have obtained BOHS proficiency modules P403 “Asbestos fibre counting” P404 “Air sampling for asbestos and MMMF and requirements for a Certificate of Reoccupation following clearance of asbestos” certificates and have undergone sufficient training and rigorous auditing to ensure their competence in carrying out the tasks.
To maintain our high standards and UKAS accreditation we are required to participate in Regular Inter-Laboratory Counting Exchange (RICE) which assesses the proficiency of laboratories counting asbestos fibres in the air.
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Matt Roberts - Director of Assets & Development, Wigan & Leigh Homes