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Managing asbestos & Legionella.
Keeping you safe and compliant.

We're Scientific Services. Our team deliver trusted surveys, testing and removal services throughout the UK. 

We are independent; working with you, for you.

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Our services

Do you have an asbestos, legionella, anthrax or lead concern? Our expert team, supported by Dr Tim Hamilton are on hand to support you. Let our testing, management and consultancy services take the stress, hassle and worry out of your projects. 


Our asbestos sampling, surveying and testing services are UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 and ISO/IEC 17025: 2017. Our other services are accredited to ISO: 9001.

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    Do you need to manage asbestos at your site? From your initial survey through to removals project, we can provide your asbestos management solution.

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    A commercial or rental property owner needs to manage Legionella bacteria. From risk assessments to removal, let us manage the risk of Legionella bacteria for you.

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    Are you planning to renovate or demolish a pre 1919 property? You may have potential for bacillus anthracis exposure. Meet your legal duties and arrange your anthrax testing.

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    Lead Testing

    If you are planning to renovate an older property, lead exposure is likely to be a risk. You need to assess your site and protection starts with a survey.

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    Expert Witness

    Are you looking to claim compensation or recover costs? You may be seeking criminal defence. Our asbestos expert witness services can support your case.

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    Laboratory Auditing

    Are you looking to improve efficiency? Do you need evidence of audits for a tender, or are you looking to obtain accreditation? Our laboratory auditing service is your solution.



Our asbestos sampling, surveying and testing services are UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 and ISO/IEC 17025: 2017. Our other services are accredited to ISO: 9001.

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"Scientific Services have been responsive, dependable and professional. Our partnering has provided reassurance that our practices have effectively managed asbestos at this high profile site. We have ensured the safety of our operatives and protected the surrounding environment."

5 stars

Tomaz Vernick, Cognition Land and Water

Do you need an asbestos survey?

The realms of asbestos and your legal duties can be confusing. For many an asbestos survey is the first step in meeting their duty to manage.

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Asbestos experts - Legionella specialists - Established in 2002

Quality is at the heart of everything we do and our team are our biggest asset. We strive to continuously improve systems and invest heavily in training and development. This enables us to put together the best, tailored service offering for you.

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We have a multi-disciplined team. They have a wealth of hands on experience and industry knowledge. Our ethos is to train in house and invest in our team. Who, together, deliver cost effective, customer focused asbestos and Legionella management services.

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We are the longest serving, independent asbestos and Legionella consultancy in Cornwall. Our team have been helping customers with asbestos and Legionella problems since 2002.

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We have a robust quality system, competent technical teams and a clear customer focus. This enables us to achieve and maintain many accreditations and excellent ratings in external proficiency schemes.

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Service Overview Brochure

Read our company brochure for an overview of our asbestos and Legionella service portfolio.

Where can you find asbestos?

Asbestos was used extensively in construction. For an insight into the materials that our surveyors might assess during a survey click below.

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Reviews and Case Studies

"The Collections Team needed to be assured that the survey and testing project would preserve our artefacts, whilst obtaining the required management information. Scientific Services were knowledgeable, efficient and completed within agreed timeframes. This was important to ensure that we were ready for our summer reopening."

Mary Luckhurst
English Heritage

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    Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - Asbestos

    Within hours of a potential asbestos disturbance, Scientific Services emergency asbestos testing enabled the critically important area within the hospital to re-open.

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  • Mine tailings

    University of Exeter - Asbestos

    Our analysts confirmed that overseas mine tailings didn't contain any fibrous asbestos content. Quick asbestos test results prevented delays to the University of Exeter's project and protected their team from asbestos risks.

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    English Heritage - Asbestos

    Our consultants completed a bespoke, asbestos sampling survey at Tintagel Castle. Our methods promoted safety and ensured that exhibits were not damaged. Preserving artefacts for future generations.

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  • Steward's House at Heligan Gardens

    The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Asbestos

    Scientific Services devised a tailored survey strategy to promote safety and compliance, ahead of Heligan's plans for exciting new developments.

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  • St Ives Theatre with purple illuminations

    St Ives Theatre - Asbestos

    Our experienced surveying team completed an asbestos survey at St Ives Theatre in Cornwall. The survey and asbestos register produced will help to protect users of the theatre from asbestos risks.

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    Cornish Concrete Products Ltd

    Cornish Concrete Products appointed Scientific Services to complete an asbestos survey. Our recommendations highlighted the need for asbestos removal. Project managed by our technical team, we ensured that the removal project completed on time and on budget.

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    Domestic Management Project - Asbestos

    Scientific Services carried out asbestos sampling and testing. Following positive results we managed an asbestos removal project at the domestic property, in the heart of Falmouth, Cornwall.

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    Carn Brea Leisure Centre - Asbestos

    Scientific Services assists with asbestos management at the leisure centre. Our advice and project management services have promoted safety and best practice asbestos removal techniques.

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    Cognition Land and Water - Asbestos

    Our team have provided on-going asbestos air testing and emergency sampling services throughout one of the largest demolition projects of 2019 in the South West.

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    Porthtowan Surf Life Saving Club - Asbestos

    Supporting a well established surf life saving club, we provided an asbestos management survey at their headquarters. Our team of surveyors are on hand to provide on-going support and advice.

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    Camborne Community Church - Asbestos

    Our consultant completed an asbestos management survey at the church. The recommendations have informed the church's next steps and will help to ensure asbestos risks are managed effectively.

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  • Children playing at Gwealan Tops Adventure Playground

    Gwealan Tops Adventure Playground

    Scientific Services completed a Legionella risk assessment at the adventure playground. We provide advice and work with the team at Gwealan Tops to manage the risks of Legionella bacteria.

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    Deep Moor LF Limited - Asbestos

    Scientific Services has been appointed to complete regular asbestos air testing at the company's landfill site. Best practice techniques and monitoring of asbestos fibre levels will protect and ensure compliance.

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  • Troon AFC's Club Grounds

    Troon AFC - Asbestos

    Our surveyor completed a refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey prior to the club's exciting development project.

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    Laity Farm, Cornwall - Asbestos

    Our asbestos surveyor completed a management & refurbishment survey at the farm. A quick response and fast test results ensured that planned developments weren't delayed.

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    Porthtowan Surf Life-Saving Club - Legionella

    Assisting in the management of Legionella at their Surf Life-Saving Club. Completing a Legionella risk assessment, we have enabled them to focus on saving lives, whilst promoting their members' safety.

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  • Carn Brea Leisure Centre's front door and signage.

    Carn Brea Leisure Centre - Legionella

    Scientific Services assists with Legionella management at the leisure centre. We provide advice and our customer portal highlights Legionella risks.

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