Asbestos Analysis

Spectra Analysis holds full UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation for the undertaking and laboratory analysis of bulk samples.

Our experienced analysts carry out the bulk sampling of suspect material in accordance with HSE Guidance Notes HSG 248 and HSG264, and in-house procedures. The samples are then analysed in accordance with HSG 248 and in-house procedures, using stereo and polarised light microscopy.

All of the systems and processes we apply to bulk sampling and analysis are also certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance standard, which is your additional assurance of service quality.

Identification of Asbestos Material (Bulk Sample Analysis)

The company has extensive facilities to undertake asbestos bulk sample analysis at their two laboratories based at head office that meet the quality objectives and requirements of the Health and Safety Executives HSG 248, the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025, United Kingdom Accreditation Services (Accreditation Number 2621) and current legislation.

Normal turnaround for analysis of bulk materials from the time samples are received at our laboratory is within 24 to 48 hours (exclusive of bank holidays and weekends) depending on the number of samples. However when urgent analysis of sample batch is required, special arrangements can be negotiated for immediate turnaround depending on number of samples and availability of staff.