Envirochem Analytical Laboratories LTD

University of Southampton, Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils– Case Study


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Project Highlights

Over the last 15 years, Envirochem have for-filled the role of environmental consultant analysts to the University of Southampton. During a period of significant redevelopment, Envirochem has assisted with a whole range of projects supplying an exhaustive range of asbestos related services, chemical sampling and occupational hygiene analysis.

Our close working relationship allows us to supply our specialist services both quickly and efficiently, aiding the University in times of emergency, or when the work required is time critical or of a sensitive nature.

Project Description

Envirochem delivers a wide range of asbestos and chemical services to the university, each specifically designed to meet the needs of the project.

Asbestos-related Services carried out include:

  • Asbestos Identification Surveys (management, refurbishment and demolition)
  • Asbestos survey reassessments
  • Project specification, consultancy and advice.
  • Air monitoring services (4-stage clearance, Background and Reassurance monitoring, personal testing).

Asbestos related air monitoring is carried out in accordance with HSE Guidance note HSG 248 – Asbestos: The analysts guide for sampling, analysis and Clearance procedures, and the ACOP and guidance L143. All types of asbestos surveys (management, refurbishment and demolition) are carried out in accordance with HSE Guidance Note HSG 264 (Asbestos: The Survey Guide).

Chemical / Occupational Hygiene Services include:

  • Heavy metal contamination in soils
  • Lead content in paint
  • Total Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Water Analysis
  • Perimeter dust monitoring

Occupational hygiene and chemical work is carried out in accordance with our UKAS and Mcert accreditations.

Project ScopeSmall jobs to large decommissioning projects

Envirochem also assists with the on-going management of asbestos containing materials at the University of Southampton. Providing a personalized & tailored service, Envirochem assist our client in up loading the data gathered from surveys and asbestos removal works onto their computer management software (PLANON), which is utilized by university staff and subcontractors across their entire multi-campus site as a means of managing known asbestos containing materials.

Envirochem carried out invasive asbestos demolition surveys for all the buildings within the Boldrewood campus that were due for decommissioning and demolition. Envirochem carried out chemical sampling of high risk former laboratory areas, and advised, designed and supervised the chemical clean process to facilitate the decommissioning process.

The asbestos survey utilized teams of highly experienced surveyors to fulfill the requirements of our client. Teams of surveyors systematically surveyed each area of the building, providing level by level reports, creating a thorough, easy to understand report.

We then provided full time analytical support during a 4 month asbestos removal process. All types of air monitoring were undertaken, which involved over 40 asbestos removal specialists working on site per day. Weekly progress meetings, involving detailed presentations to the local residence committee on the asbestos removal and monitoring processes were also carried out by our site team. 

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