Asbestos Background Air Testing
This type of air testing analyses the fibre concentration prior to or during any works being carried out. This is generally used to ensure fibre concentration is at a safe level during works and checks that asbestos levels in the air are below recommended level. These types of air tests are usually carried out during minor remedial works or when accidental damage has occurred to ACMs. They can also be used as part of overall monitoring strategy to manage asbestos-related risks.
Asbestos Leakage Air Testing
This type of air testing checks the integrity of an enclosure has not been compromised, once it has been built. The enclosure should be secure and not allow asbestos fibres to leave the area. This air test is used alongside a smoke test and visual inspections are carried out regularly.