If you suspect asbestos, you need to know if it is asbestos. The result will determine your next course of action and ensures your compliance with regulations.
All you need is an asbestos testing kit that is easy to use and very cost effective.
Each self-contained kit provides you with all the protective equipment you need to take samples and all the paperwork you need to complete to get them tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory.
If you don’t feel confident in taking your own samples you can use our nationwide callout service, a qualified technician will visit your site and take samples on your behalf.
The FFP3 filtered respirator provides effective protection from hazardous particles including fine dusts, solids and liquids. Our fold flat respirator features a nose seal which absorbs sweat, increasing comfort and protecting the critical nose area. The inner layer is hypoallergenic and comfortable to wear, ideal for testing building material.
Our type 5-6 hooded breathable coveralls and over-boots will protect you without compromising on breathability.
bSure guidelines, risk assessment help you through the process, the registration and returns forms ensure all information has been provided to the UKAS accredited laboratory.
The appropriate number of sealed bags for samples, padded envelope and prepaid non-tear envelope ensures everything travels safely through the post and arrives in our laboratory without additional cost to you.
You should test any materials which could contain asbestos when renovating or buying a property. Our DIY asbestos testing kit comes with step-by-step instructions to collect a sample.
Working on a site and come across what you suspect is asbestos? Get it tested to ensure a safe working environment.
Landlords have a duty to manage asbestos on behalf of tenants under the UK asbestos regulations. You may need to test for asbestos before any alterations, repairs and general maintenance to the property.
Do you come across sampling work often? Why not have a dedicated asbestos tool kit in your van/car so you are always prepared to do so safely, avoiding cross contamination with tools used daily.
If you are a maintenance worker, electrician, plumber, joiner, painters and decorator, plasterer, roofers, gas fitter, heating and ventilation engineer, demolition worker, telecommunication engineer, alarm installers, computer and data installer or a glazier our free membership scheme benefits include reduced kit price, training and annual reminders, discounts on bulk orders, 24hr advice line and the ability to join our suppliers’ network.
We have a handy guide for identifying possible asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in residential or commercial properties.
Our included instructions guide you through the process of safely collecting a sample.
We can help guide through steps required to either manage the asbestos or get it removed. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
From the time the sample arrives in our lab, in most cases we will complete our analysis and have the results back to you within 24 hrs.
By Law, all commercial properties in the UK built before 2002 need a register. Failure to do so could result in prosecution.
No, you must have a sample taken to identify asbestos. If you do not take a sample then you must treat the material as though it contains asbestos, including appropriate precautions.
We need enough material for a successful analysis. The amount necessary depends on the type of material.
Inhaling asbestos is proven to cause diseases that can result in loss of life. It is one of the biggest killers in the workplace. It is to be taken seriously and appropriate precautions should always be taken when handling/disturbing any building material.