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Asbestos, fibres and dusts


HSE has extensive experience in the identification, characterisation, measurement and risk assessment of exposure to fibres.  As well as substantial expertise in asbestos, we can also offer services for other fibres (e.g. refractory ceramic fibres), nanoparticles and minerals.  We specialise in providing a bespoke solutions and providing a comprehensive service.

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Avaliable services:

  • Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM)

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

For further information or technical queries, please contact the fibres team on 0203 028 1919.

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Related Information

Analysis Request Form (Word)

Fibres Price List (PDF)

How to Pay Form (Word)

Frequently Asked Questions


Proficiency Testing Schemes

RICE (asbestos fibres in air)

AIMS (asbestos in materials)

AISS (asbestos in soils)

SEM (asbestos fibres in air using SEM)