Traditional building surveys have no requirement to undertake a quantitative assessment for asbestos. The regulations focus on the type of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) and not the percentage content of asbestos.
The most fundamental requirement to consider in relation to occupational exposure and the subsequent determination of the most appropriate course of action (removal, disposal) is the amount of asbestos included in the soil.
In Contaminated Land investigation, there are legal and regulatory implications which must be taken into consideration regarding potential asbestos contamination of soil and made ground.
To ensure that the potential asbestos in soil is assessed correctly, soil samples must be assessed in a formal tiered process to identify if asbestos is present (qualification), what composition (type determination) and in what quantity (quantification).
Bulk samples – Samples of debris of fragments of asbestos containing materials
Identification – Identifying asbestos fibres within a soil sample
Product Type – If possible identifying the source product type of ACMQuantification – Quantifying the amount of asbestos fibres within a sample to try and establish the risk of fibre release/exposure from the material.Contact Us