Hand selected for your job by industry expert Dr Tim Hamilton. Our team are BOHS qualified and experienced. Their knowledgeable approach means that surveys are done efficiently and safely.
Easy to understand, pinpoints the risk and provides helpful advice on what to do next. Emailed and stored on our asbestos portal for you to access.
Our in-house UKAS approved laboratory means we can test and report on samples quickly for our surveyors.
After your survey, our experts are on-hand to discuss your survey, clarify any points and support you with what to do next.
If you have a property built before 2000 and you suspect that your property has asbestos inside it. Then you need to take action. Our asbestos surveys are the easiest, quickest and safest way to get started.
Our team of BOHS P402 qualified and experienced surveyors will:
“In every case I will discuss the project with you. I have been helping our clients navigate the complex dangers of asbestos since 2002.” Dr Tim Hamilton, Asbestos Expert and MD of Scientific Services.
We complete asbestos surveys in domestic, commercial and industrial properties across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
A Scientific Services survey will help you pinpoint any asbestos risk. To judge the risk we take an holistic approach, examining variables including:
You’ll receive a digital copy of your report via email and it will be uploaded to your customer portal.
When you become a customer of Scientific Services you get access to our secure portal. We store all your documentation there. Ensuring that all your reports are in one place. It’s a great tool that supports due diligence if any HSE inspector investigates you.
“Scientific Services reports are easy to understand. I was able to see the risks and what I should do next. Tim was on-hand to clarify any points. His helpful approach meant we were able to create a roadmap for moving forward.” Paul Berry.
There are three main types of survey. But they vary in size, complexity and their purpose. We will guide you so that you know which one to select.
One way to decide what survey you need is to ask why you require a survey.
A management survey is a relatively non-invasive survey. Your surveyor will examine everything that you can see, i.e. that doesn’t need removing to examine. For example, this includes: walls, ceilings, floors and accessible voids.
If a management survey doesn’t find asbestos containing materials. It should not be assumed that the building is completely asbestos free. Asbestos may be concealed within the building. A demolition or refurbishment survey would confirm this.
Refurbishment and demolition surveys are invasive surveys. Your surveyor will examine everything within a predetermined area. This may be within a couple of rooms if works are planned within one section of a building. Alternatively, if a building is to be demolished the entire premises would be surveyed. A deep examination of the total structure of the building will be undertaken, e.g. behind walls.
Demolition and refurbishment surveys will damage the fabric of the building to give sampling access.
Reinspection surveys should be completed annually and will include a review of your current asbestos register. Whilst on site, your surveyor will re-inspect your site and update any records as needed. They will also assess your asbestos management plan. If deemed necessary, our team can manage any identified remedial works.
Your surveyor will be hand-selected by our Managing Director Dr Tim Hamilton. This means that you receive the most appropriate surveyor for your property.
Our surveyors are all employees of Scientific Services. Each surveyor has had considerable training and investment. This ensures that your survey is accurate, minimises the risks during the survey and is fast.
Each surveyor is:
They are all knowledgeable with specialist expertise in:
Additionally, each surveyor benefits from a direct hotline to our in-house expertise. This is especially useful if your property presents a challenge when taking samples. The surveyor can draw on a wider knowledge to ensure they take the most appropriate action.
Scientific Services is fast to respond to your survey needs. Our in-house laboratory gives us competitive turnaround times. Often the lab team are able to start analysing samples the same day as the survey.
Each job is project managed; we give a clear time frame that we will work towards.
As an example. When the job employs a single surveyor for one day, we would be working to the following schedule:
Day 1: collect samples on site,
Day 2: analyse in the lab,
Day 3: write and deliver the report by email.
If you need next day results, please let us know when you are booking your survey. This will depend on our current workload.
We tailor each survey to your requirements to ensure you get best value. Dr Tim Hamilton, our managing director and resident expert, will discuss your project with you when you enquire.
We cost each job according to the number of man hours needed on site, the site’s location and the number of samples that will be collected.
We hope we have answered the majority of your questions. If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ve worked with asbestos since 2002. This enables us to provide you with best practice advice for your projects.
Please contact us to begin your survey.
Established in 2002, Scientific Services have been helping customers to manage asbestos for over 18 years.