Bulk Sample Analysis in Hampshire
Airsafe offers a competitive asbestos fibre identification service carried out in accordance with HSE Guidance Note Asbestos: The analysts' guide (HSG 248), returning results by email within 24 hours in most cases.
In the United Kingdom, the three most common forms of asbestos are Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue). They are found in common building materials such as insulation board panels, bonded cements, gaskets, insulation, textured coatings and vinyl flooring.
The test is qualitative, which means that we are unable to give an estimate of the amount of asbestos in the sample.
Identification is made using polarized light microscopy and phase contrast dissection staining microscopy.
Samples can be delivered to our laboratory, or collected by our analysts.
An asbestos fibre identification certificate is produced for each batch of samples analysed, which is available most commonly in PDF format via email for a fast and reliable return of results.