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Asbestos, fibres and dusts

COVID-19 update:

We are pleased to announce that we are resuming some of our testing services.

As you will understand, the health and safety of our employees continues to be our top priority.

In order for us to work in a COVID-secure way, we are currently operating at a reduced capacity, which means we cannot guarantee the usual turnaround times.

All testing will be completed as soon as possible, however we will keep you up to date with regular communications.

We appreciate that the coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time for businesses and individuals alike and we thank you for your continued patience while we adjust to new ways of working.

Should you need to get in touch, the preferred means of contact is currently email at

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.

TEM in use

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)


Proficiency Testing Schemes

RICE (asbestos fibres in air)

AIMS (asbestos in materials)

AISS (asbestos in soils)

SEM (asbestos fibres in air using SEM)