Asbestos Bulk ID

SOP: 2185

UKAS accredited

Analysis of bulk samples for the presence of asbestos as defined by The Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012). The minerals are: Chrysotile (white), Crocidolite (blue), Amosite (brown), Tremolite, Actinolite & Anthophyllite.

After clean up, the fibres are placed in a suitable refractive index fluid and characteristic properties determined using polarised light microscopy. The method is based on the method described in HSE guide HSG248; ‘Asbestos: The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures, Appendix 2’ (Issued 2005), ISBN 0-7176-2875-

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A number of different publications and standards cite sulphate methods. BR279 (1995) has largely been superseded by analytical procedures as detailed in TRL 447 and BRE Special Digest:1 2005 3rd Edition. In addition further reference may be made to BS EN 144-1:2009 + A1:2012 for the testing of aggregates and BS 1377:2018 for soils for civil engineering purposes.

Testing to meet the requirements of UKWIR Report Ref. No. 10/WM/03/21 Guidance for the selection of water supply pipes to be used in brownfield sites.

Testing & reporting is undertaken in accordance with BS 3882:2015 Specification for topsoil and BS 8601:2013 Specification for subsoil and requirements for use

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