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Asbestos surveys identify harmful asbestos in your building or project.

Asbestos is a natural mineral consisting of microscopically small fibers. Its durability, low cost and strong insulating and heat-resistant properties mean it is found in many buildings, installations and products as it was considered a magic product in the past. However, it is a threat to human health, causing various diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis. Though it is now banned for use, its presence is still widespread around the world.

Identifying Asbestos

Identifying asbestos can be difficult. Over 3,500 materials contain asbestos, meaning identification of products with potentially dangerous asbestos is a job for specialists.

SGS Asbestos Surveys

Our asbestos experts identify whether asbestos is present in your building or project. Their surveys will identify the type of asbestos and its application – two factors determining the associated risk.

Our teams will help you comply with local legislation and, if asbestos needs to be removed from a building or object, can advise on how it should be removed. In addition, our researchers and consultants can advise when asbestos can remain in situ, dependent upon constant monitoring to ensure it does not erode or become disturbed.

Moreover, in their daily work they are responsible for ensuring that asbestos remediation is conducted professionally and with expertise.

Why choose SGS?

Our asbestos experts work around the globe, helping companies protect their workers and ensuring compliance with local regulations. As the largest global expert in asbestos surveying in the world, we can count also on our extensive network of accredited asbestos laboratories when microscopy testing is required to confirm field observations.

To learn more about asbestos surveys, contain your local SGS office.