Air Monitoring

Asbestos warning tape

Air monitoring during removal or abatement works establishes whether asbestos fibres are present in or around the area. It is a legal requirement for monitoring following licensed removal works.

Air monitoring is conducted by sampling a known volume of air through a sampling pump and then analysing the slide mounted filter membrane via Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM).

Our air monitoring service is fully mobile, allowing us to be reactive and provide real time on-site set up and results when it matters. Our highly trained (minimum BOHS P403/P404), highly experienced Analysts and Consultants can attend site, offer advice and undertake all types of air testing.

Our full range of air monitoring services includes


We also regularly undertake air testing in emergency scenarios – ensuring a rapid response in situations where Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) may have been inadvertently disturbed, providing piece of mind along with suitable advice to Clients and Building Occupants.

A periodic Background monitoring program in locations where ACM’s are present but have not been disturbed can also be used to compliment a robust asbestos management strategy giving confidence to building users that they are safe in their day to day activities.

Enquin Environmental can help in all aspects of the project process from a full service package that includes:

  • Prioritisation and review of asbestos survey report recommendations
  • Production of scope and specification documents
  • Tendering and appointing contractors
  • Smoke testing and analytical attendance
  • The Four stage clearance itself


All of our air monitoring services are undertaken on our TEAMS enabled tablets allowing for clear and concise, instantaneous electronic reports which can be printed and issued on site as required.

The HSE recommends that the Client appoints the Analytical Company direct rather than be appointed by the Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractor to ensure independence and avoid any potential conflict of interest.

All air monitoring must be undertaken by a UKAS accredited company in accordance with ISO 17025 and HSG248: Asbestos: The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedure.

To speak to one of our asbestos management experts, call us on 02920 535090 or complete the contact form.