Why our in-house asbestos laboratory gives Vintec the edge

Vintec are fully UKAS accredited to the internationally recognised ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO17020 standards – covering surveying & sampling of asbestos containing materials and the subsequent asbestos identification. Having a UKAS accreditation underpins Vintec’s strong quality credentials. We also participate in the AIMS scheme (Asbestos in Materials Scheme). With a solid focus on independence and excellence, you can feel confident in the results our lab produces.

Our fully trained laboratory team each hold the British Occupational Hygiene Society P401. We understand the importance of resolving asbestos issues quickly. Following the latest sampling techniques, our team can provide accurate results within 24 hours (including same day for emergency samples). We pride ourselves on rapid turnaround times and are devoted to an unbiased, unprejudiced level of accuracy.

Regular audits, inspections and assessments ensure we meet the exacting standards required to keep Vintec’s laboratory at the cutting edge of its industry.

Operating our own state-of-the-art in-house laboratory allows Vintec to have greater control over the asbestos sampling and analysis process. Our asbestos Surveyors can sample suspected asbestos containing materials. Samples are returned to the laboratory for analysis by PLM (Polarised Light Microscopy), as detailed in HSG248 and HSG264. Reports include photographs of the sample location, marked up floor plans and a material risk assessment with recommendations on how to safely manage any asbestos containing materials.

No job is too big or small, be it a standalone sample or larger bulk project. Get in touch with us today on 01923 661144 to book in your samples.

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