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Asbestos, fibres and dusts

COVID-19 update: Our analytical services have now been suspended. We will do our best to store samples already in transit but no further samples should be sent to the laboratory until further notice. Should you need to get in touch, the preferred means of contact is currently email at Many thanks for your understanding and take care.

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)