Case Study
Local Authority based in the East Midlands

Lucion provides asbestos testing for a large county council in the Midlands which has 1000 premises throughout Derbyshire which include Schools, Libraries, Corporate buildings and Offices. Many of these buildings have Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) on the premise and the Council have an internal team of asbestos surveyors to manage asbestos risk effectively. 

We support the Council through the collection and analysis of bulk samples as per HSG 248 guidance at our UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratory 

We also provide air testing services for all licensed and non-licensed asbestos remediation projects, working in close liaison with their selected removal contractors to complete works in very quick timescales.

 
£60k
Contract Value
2 yrs
Contract Duration
200+
Samples Analysed Per Month
Challenges

The Council has qualified in-house resources who undertake bulk sampling of suspected asbestos-containing materials. We provide a local collection service, picking up the samples, delivering to our UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratory for analysis and reporting the results back to the Council within 5 working days

We also provide a 2-hour emergency attendance for sampling and collection service with fast-tracked turnarounds within 24 hours where the council requires results urgently following a suspected asbestos incident or where an asbestos-containing material may have been missed on one of their surveys.

This presents a challenge in that receiving a large number of samples and with short timescales for reporting results, this places increased pressure on laboratory workloads and under UKAS guidance each analyst is capped at processing ~60 samples per day.

 
The Solution

We have an appointed Contract Manager who ensures that all call-outs are treated as a priority, from attendance, through to the delivery of the results. 

Due to our extensive resources in the region we are able to respond to standard and emergency call-outs where required, often picking up samples within 30 minutes from the call-out. 

We also have the largest UKAS ISO 17025 accredited asbestos testing laboratory in the UK with over 35 BOHS P401 qualified analysts meaning we can process over 1,750 samples per day so we can comfortably process samples in large amounts without compromising quality control or timescales.

 

"...at Lucion we understand that our clients all have different needs and we strive to deliver services that meet each and everyone of their specific requirements. This contract is no exception and we provide crucial testing services in-line with our UKAS ISO 17025  accreditation, with routine and emergency delivery timescales met on a consistent basis to ensure the client receives testing results as soon as possible…"

Lucion Regional Account Manager
Sheffield
Local Authority based in the East Midlands