Did you know that we have had UKAS Accreditation (ISO 17025) for our in-house asbestos testing laboratory since 1987? Our fully trained laboratory employees each hold the British Occupational Hygiene Society P401. The Health and Safety Executive has made it compulsory for all organisations undertaking commercial air monitoring for asbestos to be accredited by UKAS for these activities. As a prerequisite of UKAS accreditation, we also participate in the RICE scheme (Regular Inter-laboratory Counting Exchange).
4 Stage Clearance
Following the removal of asbestos, it is a legal requirement to make sure that the material has been removed safely and that the area is suitable for occupation. This process is known as four-stage clearance. At Thames Laboratories, we have a dedicated team able to undertake this work, alongside supervisory management of asbestos abatement projects.
Background and Reassurance
This type of monitoring is useful where there are concerns regarding the presence of asbestos, or can be used as part of an overall monitoring strategy designed to manage asbestos-related risk management and enforcement. Where asbestos issues are identified we have the capacity to plan and manage appropriate responses, whether this is the treatment or removal of asbestos or focused training of personnel. Thames Laboratories are able to provide these additional professional services – a true asbestos solution! To discuss your needs please don’t hesitate to get in touch, or request a brochure for more information.
Leak monitoring is a vital part of any asbestos abatement project, and is performed during the asbestos-removal operation in the areas protected by the contractor’s enclosure. These tests are the only means of ensuring that asbestos fibres are not released from the enclosure and do not contaminate the surrounding areas.