What we do

Asbestos Compliance and Control

The IDOM Merebrook asbestos team have extensive experience of asbestos contaminated ground investigation, management and evaluation of risk.

Our highly trained and experienced consultants are fully conversant with the legislation, statutory instruments and the Joint Industry Working Group – Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition Materials – Industry guidance with regard to asbestos control and safe working practices. We understand the challenges that developers face when working with soils on brownfield sites affected by asbestos. What sets us apart from others is the experience within the industry to provide clients with pragmatic, detailed and accurate advice and strategies compliant with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012) to manage their works with asbestos in the ground and remedy any situation that may present itself.

In tandem with a Materials Management Plan, we can design bespoke Asbestos Management Plans to minimise large costs associated with off-site disposal of asbestos-contaminated soils. We work closely with our preferred laboratory partners in order to select the most appropriate analytical techniques for asbestos detection and quantitation for each given situation, whether for waste classification or human health risk assessment. We listen to the brief given by our clients and they benefit from our delivery of the solution that best fits the project, timescale and practicality legislation requires.

Our team of experts explore different scenarios for risk management depending on the nature of the find, be it a cache or loose fibres within the soil matrix. We provide carefully considered management plans which guide our clients through the process of minimising risks to both site operatives and end users in a pragmatic and cost-effective way.

Services include:
• Historical desk study for compliance and risk clarification
• Due Diligence Asbestos Risk Assessment in pre-acquisition or project conception phase
• Asbestos Management Plans production and upkeep
• Risk Assessment / Plan of Works
• Detailed remedial design including tender documentation and evaluation
• Asbestos airborne monitoring during remediation, background and clearance testing
• Post remediation survey and validation
• Toolbox talks
• Expert Witness