If you are unsure as to whether a material contains asbestos the only way to identify this is for a small sample to be taken and for the material to be analysed under a microscope for asbestos fibres. The process itself involves a qualified asbestos surveyor visiting the site and taking a sample of the suspect material – this sample is then analysed at a UKAS accredited laboratory. Typically the process takes between 24-48 hours.
Hatch Consultancy is an asbestos management company offering a specialist consultancy service in Devon and Cornwall. We can carry out asbestos surveys, sampling and management for anyone who suspects asbestos on their premises. Hatch Consultancy boasts an experienced team of asbestos sampling professionals who are equipped to carry out all the tests needed to locate and identify asbestos. Following the asbestos sampling Hatch Consultancy offer free advice to clients throughout Devon, Cornwall and the south-west on how to deal with the asbestos material.