Asbestos and Hazardous Materials

Exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials poses a significant occupational hazard; early identification, safe management and effective remediation can prevent thousands of deaths per year and enables projects to proceed in a cost-effective manner.


Asbestos and Hazardous Materials

Exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials poses a significant occupational hazard; early identification, safe management and effective remediation can prevent thousands of deaths per year and enables projects to proceed in a cost-effective manner.

We recognise our clients’ needs to make sure people are safe at work and address legal compliance issues, whilst operating in a commercially pragmatic way. From asbestos testing and assessment through to identifying and classifying hazardous materials, we monitor, manage and mitigate risk through comprehensive and robust management systems.

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Managing Risk

We help our clients manage the risk that asbestos and other hazardous materials, such as lead or anthrax, pose when they are present in buildings or in the ground. Our technical experts ensure organisations manage compliance in an economically pragmatic way, and make informed decisions on development and investment projects.

Compliance

Our team provide asbestos building surveys, asbestos monitoring, removal verification, and asbestos risk management consultancy to help our clients ensure they are compliant with existing legislation. Further to this, we provide bespoke management plans and compliance strategy documentation, and IT solutions for management of asbestos and health and safety compliance data.

Enabling Development

We specialise in assisting our clients with the delivery of asbestos and hazardous materials remediation projects; this includes asbestos contaminated land investigations and remediation where we can help you overcome constraints from historical land uses to aid new developments.

Our highly experienced consultants can help with due diligence asbestos appraisals on the risks associated with real estate transactions, and expert witness and opinion on potential litigation cases. 

Technical Excellence

We hold universally recognised and industry leading UKAS accreditation to ISO 17020 and 17025 for asbestos surveying and monitoring. Our consultants are all members of the BOHS Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM) and we are members of the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC), National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC), and the HSE recognised Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP).

We’re planning for the future

Many of the projects we work on have long lives and will be in operation for many years to come. Future Ready thinking is about giving our engineers back their Brunel. Challenging all our teams to see the future more clearly and design for this today.

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Environment, Health and Safety Management and Compliance

WSP’s global Environment, Health, Safety and Social (EHS) specialists help organizations across a wide range of industries to identify, manage and mitigate current and future risks and liabilities, as well as to benefit from opportunities presented through EHS improvements and sustainability aspirations.

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Ground Risk and Remediation

WSP helps our clients responsibly manage and remove legacies and land contamination from the past. We facilitate new development, enhance and manage assets and future-proof designs to cope with an ever-changing regulatory landscape and climate.

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