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Anyone who is an asbestos expert? Needs help interpreting air test results.

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Pinklemon Wed 24-Apr-13 11:18:36

I had an air test carried out after asbestos floor tiles removal. An air test had been done but I need help in interpreting the results. Please can anyone help. I've already spoken to the asbestos company but he did not explain too well.

narmada Wed 24-Apr-13 15:36:05

I am not an expert by any means, but I have had asbestos tiles removed by a licensed contractor. We never had air clearance testing - my understanding was that tiles are generally low-risk and this wasn't needed?

You could call the Health and Safety Executive for some guidance?

JammySplodger Wed 24-Apr-13 15:40:46

What are the results? And what's the contractor recommending?

greenformica Wed 24-Apr-13 17:27:00

I agree they are considered low risk and contain the least serious type of asbestos.

We also had an air check after having asbestos walls removed but I couldn't tell you much about it other then the results were fine. What did the company say to you?

asianqueen Wed 24-Apr-13 19:40:25

The air test carried out following the removal of asbestos vinyl floor tiles is called Reassurance Test. This is done to show that any asbestos fibre release in the air is below the control limits set by the HSE in this case they should be below <0.010 f/ml

Pinklemon Wed 24-Apr-13 20:32:18

Two pumps were used in the room. Both collected 480 litres of air in 60 minutes. Do I combined the two readings from the two samples to get a total result or was it two individual results from two samples?

narmada Wed 24-Apr-13 20:53:34

You shouldn't be doing the analysis, they should! That's what you paid them for, surely? Give em a call back and ask for an explanation.

asianqueen Thu 25-Apr-13 17:20:24

The air flow pumps give individual readings, you only combine the two when the analyst runs the pumps for 30 mins each.
What were the results?

Pinklemon Thu 25-Apr-13 17:59:57

Hi asianqueen, I have pm you. Please check your inbox.

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