The survey consists of collecting material samples at various locations throughout the area. The samples will be analyzed by Polarised Light Microscopy (PLM), or Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) from a Reliable Laboratory in Dubai or the USA certified to conduct asbestos material sample analysis. Polarised Light Microscopy will determine the presence, type, and percentage of asbestos contained in the sample.
In order to be fully certain that the area does not have ACM’s (Asbestos Containing Materials) in their Buildings, Schools, Plants or vessel, it is recommended that all of the samples that are collected during the survey should be submitted to the laboratory for analysis. These materials should be presumed to contain asbestos until proven otherwise through laboratory analysis. Some of the areas that could contain ACM are Roof Panels, Roof tiles, Roof Panel Gaskets, packing, PCB’s, Fire Blankets, Sinks, Cement, Fume Hoods, Pipe Insulation, Surfacing (Artex), Thermal Insulation, Floor Tiles, Mastic (Glue)
If you desire a full set of photographs will be taken during the survey documenting the location of all the areas that will be checked and inspected .
A survey will be done as completed in accordance with existing US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for asbestos.