Envirochem routinely carry out a variety of asbestos surveys all in accordance with HSG 264.
Envirochem undertake Management and Major Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys in accordance with our UKAS accreditation based upon HSE Guidance Note Asbestos: The survey guide (HSG 264). We also undertake Re-inspection Surveys of buildings which have previously undergone Management Asbestos Surveys.
The report is tailored in every way to the client's...
Envirochem offer the full range of Asbestos Air Monitoring Services geared specifically to meet the requirements of your project, in accordance with HSG 248.
Our growing fleet of asbestos analysts are provided with fully equipped mobile laboratories allowing for on-site analysis of air samples and instant certification upon completion of analytical monitoring.
Whilst the majority of our workload is undertaken during normal working hours from Monday...
Asbestos Fibre Identification in accordance with our UKAS accreditation and HSG 248. Envirochem offers a competitive Asbestos Fibre Identification service returning results by email within 24 hours in most cases. In the United Kingdom, the three most common forms of asbestos are chrysotile (white), amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue). They are found in common building materials such as insulation board panels, spray coating, bonded cements, gaskets,...
We are able to identify the type and concentration of contaminants within many types of water and effluent samples.
Reports are available usually in PDF format via email upon completion of analysis.
Typical analytes include:
Ammonia and cyanides
Chemical and biological oxygen demand (COD, BOD)
Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC)
Petroleum hydrocarbons including banding, aromatic and aliphatic...
Bore hole sampling
Analysis of a wide range of possible contaminants
Measuring acidity / alkalinity (pH)
Over 30 metals including ICRCL type suite
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Total or CWG branded petroleum hydrocarbons
Total or speciated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Top soil quality (based on BS 3882)
Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
We offer Chemical Analysis for the Built Environment where sensitivity is required in understanding the composition and nature of various substances:
Anthrax or gypsum in plaster
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in foam and polystyrene
Lead in paint surveys
Paint layers and thickness
Tests for over 30 metals in paint
Envirochem offers a range of services in Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria (W.A.C.) Tests which include:
3 Day Turn Around available
Pick - Up Service available
Sample Tubs FREE of charge
WAC Testing of spent grit
Landfill WAC Testing of other site waste
Envirochem are UKAS accredited for Sampling & Analysis of Total Inhalable & Respirable Dusts.
We are happy to undertake site visits, sampling and analysis, to meet the needs of our clients. The initial phase of any project is a discussion about the requirements and what is hoped to be achieve from the monitoring.
The aims of the project will affect the number and type of samples (static or personal, inhalable or respirable) required as well as the...
We undertake walkthrough Noise Surveys to assess noise levels throughout your premises.
In addition we can undertake Octave Band Assessments that assist in the choice of noise abatement equipment or PPE.
Envirochem also can assess daily exposure with personal dosimeters to give an accurate sample per individual.
Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) checks help control the release of hazardous airborne substances from a process into the workplace environment.
The aim of LEV checking is to control the emission as close as possible to the point of release, and prevent it from entering the air of the workplace.
Envirochem routinely undertake LEV checks for many clients on equipment including:
Dust extract systems
These should be...
An inadequate fit will significantly reduce the protection provided by the RPE and may lead to serious immediate and long-term health problems.
The performance of all RPE face pieces, whether operating by negative pressure, power assistance or compressed air, relies heavily on the quality of fit of the face piece to the wearer's face.
We have an array of new instrumentation which can be used to gather analytical data concerning the impact of Noise & Vibration, caused by demolition projects, construction works or other high impact site activities, on the local and surrounding environment.
Reports can be issued at any frequency required and consist of an explanation of the report’s purpose, an annotated graphical site overview of sampling locations, method statements and control...
Continuous particulate monitoring can be used to measure changes in airborne dust concentrations to meet your specific needs.
Changes in airborne particulates may arise from site activities such demolition and can have a serious impact on health to local residents or employees.
Air quality surveys can be used to determine whether site activities are likely to have an impact on air quality.
Monitoring can also be used to demonstrate compliance with...
Envirochem offer emissions testing for stack monitoring to technical guidance notes M1 and M2 including:
Crematoria emmisions to process guidance note PG 5/2 (95)
Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) checks
Particulate Emissions - Isokinetic based on TGN M1 & M2
Solvent Emissions Testing
We are happy to provide a quote for any analyte you may require, please contact us for more information.
Test for coliform bacteria and E.coli are the most important routine microbiological analysis carried out on drinking water. These tests provide a sensitive means for detecting faecal contamination, for assessing raw water quality, the effectiveness of water treatment and disinfection, and monitoring water quality in distribution.
Envirochem routinely carry out a variety of tests including:
Pools and SPAs Infectious agents...
Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever.
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age but some people are at higher risk including:
People over 45 years of age
Smokers and heavy...
Envirochem offer high level standards legionella risk assessments, fully compliant with the latest British Standards and ACoPL8 (HSE Approved code of practice L8) for a wide range of business sectors including:
City and county councils
Colleges and universities
Specialist care homes
Industrial and manufacturing
Facilities management agents
Residential and commercial property
In particular, awareness training should be given to all demolition workers and those in the refurbishment, maintenance and similar trades where it is foreseeable that their work will disturb the structure of the building, due to the possibility of discovery and disturbance of potential asbestos containing materials.
Envirochem can provide awareness courses at both our premises in Fareham and Yate, or at a suitable venue supplied by the client. Our...
Envirochem are an approved British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) training provider for a range of asbestos related courses. The following courses are available periodically at our offices, please contact us for more information.
P401 - Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)
Theoretical and practical knowledge in the techniques of asbestos sample identification using stereo and polarised light microscopy.
P402 - Building...