Asbestos kills in excess of 5000 people each year in the U.K. It is not just an industrial disease of the past. Any building built before the year 2000 has the potential to contain asbestos.
If the asbestos is in a good, sealed condition it can usually be safely managed. If in poor condition or liable to be disturbed, then it needs to be remediated.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, in addition to other regulations, approved codes of practice and guidance affect how we manage and work with asbestos.
We have a comprehensive range of services to assist duty holders and those with responsibilities for working with or managing asbestos, achieve full compliance.
Our comprehensive consultancy service helps public and private sector clients meet their legal asbestos compliance with certainty and assuredness.
Our network of accredited offices and laboratories, together with our talented team of experienced consultants, enables clients to fulfil their legal obligations and maintain business objectives.
Tersus provide tailored surveys for both management of asbestos in premises for ‘dutyholder’ compliance with the law and full access surveys for refurbishment and demolition projects.
Tersus are accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17020 for our surveying services. This accreditation helps demonstrate to our clients that the service provided is quality focussed.
We offer a variety of survey types depending on client need, including: Management, Refurbishment, Targeted Refurbishment, Demolition and Re-inspection surveys.
Our qualified and experienced team undertake surveys in all types of premises including domestic, commercial and industrial properties.
We offer comprehensive survey and assessment packages designed to ensure that you comply fully with all current legislation. All surveys are UKAS accredited and are carried out using standards laid out in “HSG 264 Asbestos: The survey guide” and “HSG227 A comprehensive guide to managing asbestos in premises.”
Our survey reports are clear and comprehensive and include a register of ACMS, marked up plans and photos. Reports can be made available on our license-free web portal to ensure easy access to whoever needs to see them. The portal also allows easy export of data to further populate other software systems and also provides information on project progress and risk within the portfolio.
Tersus has locations across the UK enabling a truly national surveying package, delivering a uniform solution to contracts that are being carried out nationally.
Tersus provide air monitoring and 4-stage clearance services / Certificate of Occupation in order to ensure safe occupation of a property following licensed asbestos removal.
Tersus also provide air monitoring as background, reassurance, leak and personal tests, before during and after any type of asbestos removal to ensure safe airborne fibre levels and to assess the adequacy of control measures during removal procedures and the suitability of Respiratory Protective Equipment.
Tersus is accredited by UKAS to ISO/IEC 17025 and we operate to standards laid down in HSG248.
Our site analysts hold the necessary industry recognised qualifications and are experienced in ensuring safety during removal operations, of all types of premises.
Our services are performed from our UK wide fleet of fully equipped, mobile laboratories, which are themselves regularly checked and inspected to comply with UKAS accreditation.
We offer an efficient, flexible, professional service at all times and we provide our service to many types of clients from both the public and private sectors.
Tersus provide a bulk sampling and identification service at each of our UKAS accredited laboratories in our office locations in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham and Sheffield. From these offices, we are capable of providing U.K wide coverage.
We provide a bulk sampling and analysis service from private domestic clients through to the largest industrial and commercial clients. We frequently provide our service to other consultancies – a further demonstration of our recognised professionalism.
We can either, visit your site and take a sample or analyse samples that you send directly to our laboratories.
We appreciate the urgency with which you may need to address asbestos issues and for urgent samples can provide information to you on the same day we receive, or take, samples.
We also utilise mobile bulk analysis vans, fitted out with the latest Polarised Light Microscopes – one of only a handful of organisations in the U.K with this capability.