The Built Environment, what we can offer:

Envirochem provide a variety of analytical tests for health hazards that may be present within residential and commercial properties.

Our most common tests include:

+ Anthrax in plaster

+ Lead in paint

+ Arsenic in paint and wallpaper

+ Unknown material identification

Envirochem are always working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people, and to preserve the environment for generations to come.

For more information please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

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Our Asbestos Services!

Here at Envirochem we can help with all your asbestos needs and questions, from surveys, asbestos fibre ID to air testing we have it all covered.

Asbestos Fibre Identification Service

Material analysis will identify:

+The presence of asbestos

+ The asbestos product type

We can offer you:

+ Sample collection service

+UKAS accredited analysis

+ Water absorption testing

+ Fibre identification certificate with every sample analysed

+ Consultancy catered to your individual needs

Asbestos awareness courses

+ British Occupational Hygiene Society training to include:

P401, P402, P403, P404, and P405 for working with asbestos

Asbestos Surveying

Management surveys –

This type of survey is non-intrusive which details the location, type and condition of asbestos containing materials found.

Major Refurbishment & Demolition surveys –

Required when premises are being renovated or demolished, identifying asbestos containing materials present before beginning of structural work.

Re-inspection surveys –

The condition of asbestos containing materials in non-domestic properties should be re-inspected every 12 months.

Analytical Testing

Background air monitoring –

Carried out prior to any asbestos works to ascertain ambient air quality.

Reassurance air monitoring –

Carried out during and following asbestos removal to ensure control limits have not been exceeded and the area is safe for occupation.

Personal & Leak air monitoring –

To establish exposure levels when working with asbestos and ensure the contamination is contained to the working area.

4 Stage Clearance –

Used to independently verify that licensed asbestos works have been completed correctly and reoccupation is safe.

Watching Briefs & Verification Reporting –

Analyst can aid in overseeing asbestos activities taking place on site, to ensure that the site is cleared in a methodical way.

For more information or advice please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

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UKAS ACCREDITED ASBESTOS IN SOIL TESTING / QUANTIFICATION

Here at Envirochem, we offer UKAS accredited quantification of asbestos in soil. 

Analysis will identify:

  • The presence of asbestos
  • The asbestos product type
  • The percentage of asbestos present within the sample
  • Documented values to enable the client to interpret the results to their specific requirements

Analysis will enable the end user to:

  •  Assist with the determination of the Waste Acceptance Criteria
  •  Identify potential for asbestos exposure adjacent to contaminated land
  •  Identify the total percentage of asbestos present in the sample

We have a dedication team of analysts, fast turnarounds and over 30 years experience.

To find out more or contact us, call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below:

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Do you need asbestos surveying or testing?

Before carrying out works such as demolition, refurbishment or maintenance where it is foreseeable that your work will disturb the structure of the building, make sure you have the right planning, managing and monitoring in place before commencing.

The HSE do not hesitate in taking action when their required standards are not met. Such is the case in their most recent conviction:

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2021/12/06/contractor-sentenced-after-asbestos-disturbance-in-public-park/

Envirochem can help with all your asbestos needs from surveying, sampling, air monitoring and more, find out more or get in contact with us:

https://envirochem.co.uk/asbestos


We Are Hiring !!

Envirochem is a long established, UKAS accredited, independent organisation offering analytical and consultancy services covering most environmental issues.

Due to continued expansion an opportunity has arisen to employ Trainee Asbestos Analysts based at our main office in Fareham and our sub office in Bristol. The successful applicant(s) will be required to start as soon as possible.

If you would like to join our team please follow the link see all the details on indeed:

https://uk.indeed.com/jobs?q=Envirochem&l&vjk=b5aeae6e21033501


Environmental Perimeter Monitoring in Canary Wharf, London.

We have this week been working with one of our longstanding clients in Canary Wharf during the demolition of the building in the picture above.

What are we doing?

We have set up 3 perimeter particulate monitors on site measuring PM10 levels before the demolition phase and during the demolition.

What does this give us?

This way we can determine background readings within the area prior to the demolition to assess whether any limits are breached during the demolition and if they could be attributed to external factors or as a direct result of work on site.

The monitors are located on the perimeter of the demolition site, on sides that are neighbouring housing, businesses or roads and areas that the public readily use.

Benefits to the client.

The client has been set up to receive live alerts direct to the site manager’s mobile and email if a limit is exceeded, to ensure they can rectify any of the activities causing the issue at source.

The limits used are in accordance with the Tower Hamlets Environmental Protection Division Guidance. We will be sending monthly reports to our client who in turn will pass this on to Tower Hamlets EPO. Tower Hamlets will also be notified of any exceedances within 24 hours of the alert. This way our client is constantly aware of the levels and stays compliant with them.

For more information and to contact us about all our Occupational Hygiene Services please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the for below:

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Arsenic in Paint

Why test for Arsenic in paint?

We offer a variety of analyses for the Built Environment where sensitivity is required in understanding the composition and nature of various substances. One such substance is Arsenic in paint.

Paint and wallpaper containing arsenic that becomes damp, can be metabolised to a volatile form of arsenic called arsene. This arsene can then be inhaled by the occupants of the building. Even if concentrations are low, prolonged exposure can lead to arsenic bio-accumulating in the body and subsequent sickness. 

A previous job we carried out was for owners of a hotel who were experiencing a range of health issues months after a flood. Envirochem found the classic green Victorian wall paper in some rooms and behind a wardrobe, which was still damp, with mould growing on the wall paper. Hospital tests found elevated levels of arsenic in the two hotel owners.

What we can offer:

The method of analysis for arsenic in paint is analogous to our UKAS accredited method for lead and chromium in paint and our mCERTS method for Ascenic in Soil.

If you would like testing or have us attend site to take samples for you get in contact today on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below.

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Vinyl floor tiles

Vinyl floor tiles are a type of flooring that in more modern times are not used as frequently and are usually hidden underneath carpets that have been laid over them.

These tiles can often contain asbestos and if you are in any doubt whether yours are asbestos containing or not and certainly before you rip them up you should get them tested for asbestos and any bitumen or adhesive used to adhere them as well.

It can also be the case that the tiles are not asbestos containing, but the adhesive used to adhere them to the floor is and should also be tested before pulling up the tiles or scraping the adhesive off.

Here at Envirochem, we can attend your property or site and take samples of tiles and other materials you are concerned with and test them at our own in-house UKAS accredited laboratory.

We even sell self-sampling kits to enable you to safely take samples of materials yourself and return them for us for testing.

For more information and to contact us please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below:

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Our Newest Bulk Analyst.

Meet Maria, our newest Bulk Analyst joining our Asbestos Laboratory. Maria has passed her P401 exam and is quickly gaining experience and furthering her knowledge. Maria was trained in-house by our experience staff as we offer approved British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) courses for a range of asbestos related courses including P401.

Here at Envirochem, we are a UKAS accredited Laboratory and have over 25 years of experience in the asbestos sector.

From sample analysis, air monitoring, surveys and more.

Envirochem offers a competitive Asbestos Fibre Identification service, in accordance with our UKAS Accreditation and 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, spray coating, bonded cements, gaskets, insulation, textured coatings, and vinyl flooring.

We undertake Management and Major Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys in accordance with our UKAS accreditation based upon HSE Guidance Note Asbestos: The survey guide (HSG 264). We also undertake Re-inspection Surveys of buildings which have previously undergone Management Asbestos Surveys.

Our team offer the full range of asbestos air monitoring services geared specifically to meet the requirements of your project, in accordance with HSG 248. Our growing fleet of asbestos analysts are provided with fully equipped mobile laboratories allowing for on-site analysis of air samples and instant certification upon completion of analytical monitoring.

Additionally, we are UKAS Accredited for the Quantification of Asbestos in Soil.

For further information on all our services, please contact us for our fast and efficient service, call us on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below:

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High Level and Confined Spaces

Here at Envirochem we undertake Management and Major Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys in accordance with our UKAS accreditation based upon HSE Guidance Note Asbestos: The survey guide (HSG 264). We also undertake Re-inspection Surveys of buildings which have previously undergone Management Asbestos Surveys.

If that includes high level access or a confined space that’s no problem, we have a range of tools and equipment that our expertly trained staff can use to access nearly any space.

Asbestos Surveys are quoted on an individual basis. For a free quotation please contact us with as much detail as possible about the scope of your project including the size, age, usage, location and any other relevant information about the property.

For more information on our services and how we can tailor them to any requirement call us today or fill out the form below.

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