Asbestos Services

Asbestos sample testing

One of the UK’s foremost asbestos analysis facilities

One of IOM's experts analyising an asbestos sample.

IOM offers a specialist analytical service for all types of asbestos bulk samples, including identification and quantification of asbestos in soils and aggregates. We also offer optical fibre counting, and for samples where the differentiation of asbestos from other fibre types is important, we provide analysis by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Our extensive experience and expertise enables us to successfully tailor analytical investigations in order to solve clients’ unique problems. In addition, we provide premium same day or next day services where appropriate. Our clients include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Local authorities.
  • UK environment agencies.
  • Consultancies.
  • Universities.
  • Manufacturing businesses.
  • Utilities.
  • Retail and Commercial properties
  • Construction sector.

Our service includes advice on sampling regimes and the interpretation of results. Moreover, we can undertake sampling on clients’ premises if required.

IOM is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No 0374. These standards meet the principles of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems - Requirements and are aligned with its pertinent requirements.

For more information you can contact Steve Clark on 0131 449 8000 or email him at