WSP provides asbestos, legionella and hazardous materials risk management consultancy services, to all sectors in the UK.



We recognise our clients’ needs to address legal compliance issues whilst operating in a commercially pragmatic way. From legionella risk assessments identifying and classifying hazardous materials through to asbestos testing and assessment, we monitor, manage and mitigate risk through comprehensive and robust management systems. We hold UKAS accreditation to ISO 17020 and 17025 for asbestos testing and inspection, and we are registered with the Legionella Control Association (LCA).

Asbestos and hazardous materials building surveys

We can undertake surveys on all building types – residential, commercial and industrial – to assist with managing statutory compliance, upgrading existing property assets and demolition prior to development projects. These include:

• Asbestos management surveys and re-inspections

• Asbestos refurbishment demolition surveys

• Hazardous material surveys inclusive of lead in paint and anthrax

• Bulk sampling and analysis of materials

Asbestos monitoring and removal management

We assist our clients with the delivery of asbestos remediation projects to ensure they are delivered both in a cost effective manner and are compliant with existing regulation and best practice. This includes:

• Management of asbestos remediation projects, including specification, scoping and tender evaluation

• Independent asbestos air monitoring

• Independent clearance verification following asbestos remediation works

• Contractor auditing and review

Asbestos contaminated land

With the help of our specialist ground risk and remediation team, we have developed industry-leading protocols for the safe investigation and remediation of asbestos contaminated soils. These include:

• Site characterisation and delineation of asbestos contaminated land

• Design of site-specific remediation solutions

• Independent monitoring and remediation review

Risk management consultancy

Our technical experts assist our clients to ensure their organisations are managing compliance in an economically pragmatic way, and making informed decisions on investment in the following ways:

• Provision of bespoke asbestos management plans and compliance strategy documentation

• Expert witness and opinion

• Cost appraisal and identification of development constraints influenced by asbestos

• Due diligence asbestos appraisals on the risks associated with real estate transactions

• IT solutions for management of asbestos, legionella and health and safety compliance data

Asbestos and legionella training

We are members of the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) and can undertake a variety of courses to suit your training needs. These include:

• Asbestos Awareness and Working With Non Licensed ACMs

• BOHS P405 – Management of Asbestos in Buildings

• The design and delivery of bespoke asbestos and legionella training packages


Legionella risk management

We are accredited to the Legionella Control Association (LCA) and help building facilities management teams to ensure their responsibilities with regards to the management of water systems are being met by providing the following:

• Legionella risk assessment of all water system types with provision of control schemes for properties.

• Ongoing auditing of building water systems including bacterial sampling, system inspection, documentation review to verify water systems are in hygienic condition

• Provision of tailored water management log books for clients for recording of preventative checks by on-site maintenance teams

• Technical appraisal of cooling tower systems with intrusive inspection of towers and inspection of associated water treatment programmes

Contact us to discuss how asbestos, legionella and other hazardous materials can be managed in a safe and efficient manner.