Asbestos: The Analysts' Guide
Subtitle: The Analysts’ Guide
Date of publication: May 2021
Series code: HSG248 (2nd Edition)
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This guidance is for analysts involved in asbestos work. It is the authoritative source of asbestos analytical procedures within Great Britain.
The guidance has been updated to take account of findings from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) interventions and developments in analytical procedures and methodology. It provides clarification on technical and personal safety issues, especially in relation to sampling and 4-stage clearances. New information on sampling soils for asbestos is included.
The guidance is designed to assist analysts in complying with their legal obligations. The publication should also be useful to asbestos consultants, occupational hygienists, safety professionals, asbestos removal contractors, building owners and facilities managers.
Please Note: This web version is made available ahead of the printed version. Analysts should note that local printing of the HSE reference sample images on pages 128 and 129 from this web version is unlikely to produce sufficiently high-quality reproduction for reference purposes. It is suggested users retain existing first-edition hard copies until the new printed version is available.
Asbestos testing laboratories will find information on the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation transition process at https://www.ukas.com/accreditation/standards/laboratory-accreditation/asbestos/