Asbestos sample analysis
Pennington Choices professional environmental analytical laboratories provide the highest quality analysis of asbestos and are UKAS accredited to EN ISO17025. Testing is performed using polarised light microscopy as detailed in HSG 248.
Our laboratories provide analytical services for:
- Asbestos consultants.
- Asbestos removal contractors.
- Local authority or Registered Providers who conduct their own asbestos surveys.
- Private building contractors and other businesses.
- Other asbestos laboratories at demand peaks.
Results are delivered by email, via our asbestos management portal or issued in hard copy if the customer has used the drop-in emergency service.
We use the ‘TEAMS’ asbestos software system which ensures that other consultants using this system can quickly integrate the results of asbestos analysis into their surveys, saving both time and cost.
Our laboratory services are competitively priced to deliver reliable, accurate and fast results (within 24 hrs of samples received or sooner if required).
We offer volume discounts depending on the scope of the project and can offer an out of hour’s emergency service.
If required our fully qualified surveyors can attend your property (commercial or domestic) and sample suspected asbestos materials. We also accept samples sent in by appropriate means to one of our laboratories for analysis.
We also provide water absorption testing as a separate service. This testing is important to understand whether the asbestos containing material falls under the licensing requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It is often used when there remains doubt as to whether the asbestos should be considered asbestos cement or asbestos insulating board.
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