Sustainability Asbestos and Other Natural Mineral Fibres
To ensure that your workforce is not at risk from exposure to dangerous substances, contact the experienced SGS team for an asbestos inventory and mineral fibres sampling plan.
Asbestos and other respirable natural fibres are hazardous to human health, and are regulated and their products banned in many countries. Our asbestos and mineral fibres sampling and analysis can detect asbestos and crystalline silica which have been used widely in industry, manufacturing and building and are present as a result of certain mining activities. As recognised carcinogens, exposure to these fibres in the workplace must be checked, regulated or eliminated.
We conduct an on-site asbestos inventory and risk assessment to determine if there are any health and safety issues on your premises. Our expert team carefully takes samples from each suspect area and monitors the surrounding air. Samples are examined by our accredited laboratories to determine the presence as well as the type and quantity of asbestos. We can also clearly distinguish asbestos from other natural and man-made fibres.
We provide you with an independent report based on the test results and give you advice on compliance with legislation and regulations. An easy-to-follow management plan will help you to take immediate action, including labelling of any hazardous materials found, regular inspections and safe removal if necessary.
Contact us for a site inspection and make sure your people are working in a risk-free environment that meets all health and safety standards.