Asbestos Testing

Ecofficiency offer Asbestos Testing services throughout the United Kingdom. Our tests covers the identification of the hazardous substance within a sample of soil to the quantification of asbestos within the sample.

Where is Asbestos Found?

Asbestos is found on a wide range of construction site due to historic use in the area and the main types of asbestos found are chrysotile (‘white’), amosite (‘brown’) and crocidolite (‘blue’) – the type of substance is identified in the Asbestos Testing we provide.

Asbestos Identification

Asbestos identification is usually recommended as the first test that is carried out to help identify if the hazardous substance is in the soil in a certain area on site. Quantification is then recommended to be done on any soil samples with a positive asbestos identification result to check the concentration of asbestos in the soil. The purpose for the asbestos quantification is to identify what percentage of the sample is made up of the hazardous substance. If the reading is 0.1% or more the soil which this sample represents is classified as hazardous. If the reading is below this figure and there are no other contaminants within the soil causing it to be hazardous the soil which this sample represents can be classified as non-hazardous.

Competent Person Identification

Where waste contains pieces of asbestos which are identifiable by a competent person by the naked eye, these pieces must be assessed separately. The waste is hazardous if the concentration of asbestos in the piece of asbestos containing material is 0.1% or more.

We can offer a comprehensive range of testing soils or unknown substances for asbestos. This can be done in a 3 stage process:

Asbestos ID

Indicates the presence or not of asbestos within the test material. Asbestos

Quantification (Gravimetric)

Assesses the quantity of asbestos within the sample, required for disposal purposes.

Asbestos Quantification (Microscopic)

Testing may be required for samples containing smaller fractions of asbestos fragments.


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What our customers say

Ecofficiency’s core business value is on delivering more value whilst creating less impact on the environment. This is delivered to the customer by optimising recycling and landfill diversion through sound environmental management and innovation

Senior Buyer - Amco

Ecofficiency were proven to be very efficient throughout the remediation works and adapted swiftly to the constantly changing waste streams presented to them.

Rob Moreu – Director, ASH Remediation

Ecofficiency provided a prompt and reliable service throughout the project and were especially reactive over the blockade period where it was essential service requirements were met. The project’s success was largely due to our contractor’s cooperation and commitment to the project and I would have no hesitation in utilising Ecofficiency’s services on similar projects in the future.

C. Johnson - C Spencer Ltd

Ecofficiencys support was excellent turning around the soil testing very quickly and then organising the removal of contaminated soil the instant the results were known.

Vince Dalton – Contracts Manager, Dakin Contractors Ltd

I would like to confirm that Ecofficiency have been a supplier to The Spencer Group for a number of years. During this time they have supplied good cost effective waste management solutions up and down the country and material supply on the projects I have been involved in. I would not hesitate to recommend the Services of Ecofficiency. Well done and keep up the good work.

Wayne Gammon, Project Manager - C Spencer Ltd

Through effective on-site segregation of our waste within skips and containers, Ecofficiency increased our diversion rates whilst reducing costs. The site waste management plan they generated clearly outlined project targets and achievements from the outset.

Nigel Hatton - Tolent Construction

Ecofficiency provided an excellent service and gave us a cost effective solution for dealing with the waste removal. We were able to get copies of all documentation with little fuss through the EMS and having a site supervisor present throughout the project gave us constant updates with wagon movements and any queries we had whilst the project was ongoing. I hope there will be more projects in the near future where we can work with Ecofficiency.

Richard Spencer, Managing Director - Cordtape