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Asbestos Air Testing

Asbestos Air Testing is an activity where a known volume of air is drawn through a filter over a measured period of time. During this time, airborne particles are collected on the filter which is then prepared for examination under a phase contrast microscope to count all the fibres seen.

APEC Environmental are UKAS accredited ISO17025 and provide a number of Air testing services to evaluate asbestos exposure to your employees, Contractors and is required in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and our services include.

  • Background Air Testing which is generally conducted when you require evidence that fibre levels in the air are below the recommended level after any remedial works have been undertaken or when accidental damage has occurred to asbestos containing materials within the property.
  • Leakage Air Testing which is used to measure the airborn fibre concentration outside a live asbestos removal enclosure at your premises in order to determine whether the integrity of the enclosure is being maintained and that control measures are adequate.
  • Reassurance Air Testing which is used to measure airborne fibre concentrations following asbestos removal works to confirm that the residual asbestos fibre concentrations are safe.
  • 4 Stage Clearance Monitoring for certificates of Reoccupation- Clearance Monitoring must be conducted by a UKAS accredited analytical company following licensable removal work. The clearance monitoring involves four distinct stages:Stage 1- Preliminary check of site conditions and job completeness, Stage 2- a thorough visual inspection inside the enclosure / work area. Stage 3 - Air Monitoring and Stage 4 - Final Assessment Post- enclosure / Work area dismantling and only after successful clearance monitoring can an area be classed as safe to re-enter.
  • Personal Monitoring to ensure that the person is adequately protected. 


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North East Office

7 Apollo Court, Koppers Way,
Monkton Business Park,
Hebburn, NE31 2ES

Tel. 0191 438 5884
Email: ne@apecuk.com

North West Office

9 Telford Court,
Dunkirk Lea, Chester Gate,
Chester, CH1 6LT

Tel. 01244 851753
Email: nw@apecuk.com

South Yorkshire Office

Office 5 Haywood House
Hydra Business Park, Nether Lane,
Ecclesfield, Sheffield,
South Yorkshire, S35 9ZX

Tel: 0114 245 9371
Email: sy@apecuk.com

South East Office

2nd Floor Spinnaker House,
48 High Street, Bagshot,
Surrey, GU19 5AW

Tel: 01276 472596
Email: se@apecuk.com

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