We take care of everything. From initial appointment of contractors through to final handover. Our team deliver against agreed objectives, budgets and timescales.
Our MD, Dr Tim Hamilton is CoCa qualified and oversees all removals projects. His experience ensures that project plans are realistic, legally compliant and safe.
We will be working for you; ensuring that your contractors complete the removal to the highest possible standard.
Our P403 and P404 qualified consultants will promote best practice working methods. They will identify and resolve any safety or legal issues before they become a problem.
Your site has asbestos that needs to be removed. It might be that your survey has recommended removal. You may have a project planned that will disturb asbestos or someone may have disturbed it. What needs to happen next? This depends on whether your asbestos containing material is a licensed or non licensed product.
Our MD, Dr Tim Hamilton and his team of asbestos consultants can make sure that you take the correct action. You have a legal responsibility to get this right and we will:
“Scientific Services removes all the headache from appointing a contractor. We know whether they have the required experience and know-how to complete your project. We draw upon a list of approved suppliers and find the best price and offering for your individual situation.” Dr Tim Hamilton, Asbestos Expert and MD of Scientific Services.
We provide asbestos remediation services across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
Our project management services are ISO: 9001 accredited and will ensure that your contractors work in line with legal requirements. You will have complete peace of mind that your project is safe. We also understand that you need your projects completed on time and on budget. We have a clear focus on achieving this for you.
Projects fall into one of two categories: non-licensed and licensed. Scientific Services will confirm what yours is.
As the name suggests, non-licensed materials can be removed by non-licensed contractors. However, suitably experienced and qualified personnel should complete the works.
Examples of non-licensed materials include: asbestos cement, vinyl floor tiles and artex.
Licensed products present a higher risk. For this reason you need to appoint licensed contractors to remove them. Following their removal you must arrange a UKAS accredited four stage clearance.
Examples of licensed products include: asbestos insulation board, sprayed coatings and pipe lagging.
“Scientific Services are knowledgeable and professional. Our partnering has enabled us to manage asbestos and Legionella with confidence at our Leisure Centre. Their customer portal is an invaluable resource and the training they have provided, has enabled us to use it to its full potential.” Alex Clifton, Chief Executive Officer, Carn Brea Leisure Centre.
Our MD, Dr Tim Hamilton holds a certificate of competence in asbestos (CoCa). He is our chief removals project manager. He will personally oversee your project. Our P403 and P404 qualified consultants will manage your on site works. They have combined asbestos experience of over 30 years.
This provides the knowledge and skills we need to manage your project. We will bring your project to completion in line with regulatory requirements. Whilst ensuring it is on time and in budget.
We have access to a range of licensed and non-licensed removal companies. We will invite them to tender for your project. As approved suppliers, the removals companies that we work with have demonstrated competence. They have gone through our stringent supplier approval process. You’re assured that they have all the required experience, qualifications and licences.
Scientific Services will act on your enquiry as soon as we hear from you. We may need to attend site to assess your needs. We have mobile laboratories and asbestos consultants located throughout the South West. This can enable us to meet you at site the next working day if this is convenient.
Once we have written your specification, we allow our approved suppliers 14 days to respond.
We need a further day to review the tender applications and put together a proposal for you.
For licensed removal projects there is a 14 day notification period. Your appointed contractor will need to contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). They will confirm details of their proposed works and the dates for completion.
Once the HSE approves your project - works can begin.
The time that the project takes from this point will be subject to many variables. Examples include: the size of the area, the material that you want removed and the hours that work can take place.
Time frames, as agreed at the beginning of your project, will be carefully managed by us.
We provide individual, tailored quotations for each enquiry. No two projects present the same challenges. We prefer to attend site to gain a detailed understanding of your needs. This ensures that our quotations are accurate.
Our tendering process will provide you with the best price and quality offering, but this will be dependent upon many factors, including:
We have tried to answer any questions that you may have. If there is anything that we have missed or you need further information, then please contact us. Our team of asbestos experts are ready to help.
Please contact us to start the process of commissioning your project.
Established in 2002, Scientific Services have been helping customers manage asbestos for over 18 years.