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Unit 8, Chancerygate Business Centre
SO15 0LE
England UK

About ABP Associates

ABP Associates Ltd

Who are we Associates Limited?

  • A family run business based in Southampton providing a wide range of asbestos related services and consultancy;
  • Trading since 2000;
  • ABP Associates Ltd is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 4494
  • ABP Associates Ltd is a UKAS accredited inspection body No. 402 – management, refurbishment and demolition surveys;
  • Other services include:
    • asbestos in soils investigations, analysis and remediation;
    • asbestos project management;
    • expert witness.
  • Providing asbestos services nationwide;
  • ABP have a dedicated rail division servicing the asbestos requirements of various clients specifically within the rail industry. With our team of PTS certified consultants, we are able provide all aspects of asbestos consultancy lineside.
  • Clients are from public and private sectors including transportation (rail), healthcare, housing, local authority and education.

Air Testing

Clearance Testing and Air Sampling
Air testing can be carried out for a number of reasons, outlined below. At ABP we are able to carry out air testing or clearance testing and report the results on the same day.

Reassurance testing is conducted to put people’s minds at ease. Usually, it is carried out when asbestos is being removed in another part of a building. It lets people nearby know that they are safe from exposure to asbestos.

Background testing measures the amount of fibres in the air on a normal day, for example when there are no removals works being carried out but it is known that asbestos is present in a building.

Personal air sampling is carried out to ensure compliance with RPE regulations. It demonstrates that safe working practices are being followed. The air is sampled using a portable pump worn by an individual near their breathing zone.

Demolition Survey

A demolition survey is needed where a whole building, or part of it, is due to be demolished. The aim of a demolition survey is to locate (as far as reasonably practicable) any asbestos-containing materials that may be disturbed by planned demolition works.

A demolition survey is fully intrusive and may even be destructive in order to gain access to all areas affected by the works. The survey should cover all areas down to the fabric of the building, including those difficult to reach. A demolition survey cannot normally be carried out in an occupied building due to the destructive nature of the sampling and inspection techniques used.

Ideally, a demolition survey will be carried out in phases, working with the Client to ensure all areas are accessed before work is carried out.

Project Management

By using one of ABPs dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced project managers our clients can ensure their asbestos project is completed to a high standard, on time and to budget.

ABP’s project managers can provide the following services:

  • Prepare asbestos project specifications;
  • Write tender documents for release to contractors
  • Tender evaluation and review
  • Air monitoring services during the proposed works – UKAS accredited
  • Prepare works completion documents

Asbestos in soils

  • Develop and deliver a site investigation strategy to determine the presence of asbestos contamination.
  • Conduct asbestos in soils site investigation involving trial pits or window sampling techniques, sampling and watching brief.
  • Asbestos in soils analysis by our own laboratory based in Southampton. UKAS accredited for qualitative analysis. In-house method fully validated method for quantitative analysis* is conducted outside the scope of our accreditation.
  • Interpretation of the results leading to the development of a remediation strategy for the site.
  • Air monitoring during groundworks including perimeter, activity-based and personal monitoring.
  • Watching brief during soil disturbance.
  • Detailed interpretative report.
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