Residential: 0333 880 4241

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Head office: 01388 345 530

Head office: 01388 345 530

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Building and Infrastructure Environmental Consultants: Asbestos, Legionella, and Lead Paint Compliance

Welcome to Environmental Inspection, your trusted partner in environmental and asbestos consultancy. We understand the importance of ensuring safe and healthy living and working environments for everyone. Our mission is to safeguard people in their workplaces and living spaces by protecting them against potential threats from asbestos, legionella, and lead paint.

Uncovering Hidden Dangers:

Are there hidden dangers within your property? We’re here to help you find out. Our team of experienced environmental consultants is well-versed in identifying and mitigating risks associated with asbestos, legionella, and lead paint. These hazards often go unnoticed but can have serious health implications if left untreated.

Comprehensive Protection:

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive protection against these potential threats. Our range of services includes thorough environmental inspections to identify the presence of asbestos, legionella, and lead paint in building materials, water systems, and paint. We don’t just identify the issues; we offer practical solutions to address them effectively.

Asbestos Services

Discover a comprehensive suite of asbestos services designed to protect you and your surroundings. Our expert team specialises in identifying, managing, and mitigating asbestos-related risks. From thorough asbestos surveys to tailored management plans, we offer a range of solutions that ensure your property remains safe and compliant.


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We survey buildings to identify all asbestos present, check its condition, and report on any required actions.

Project Management of Asbestos Remediation / Removal

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Prince2 qualified project manager, also qualified and experienced in asbestos surveying, analysis, and remedial works.

Asbestos Management

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We prepare detailed but user-friendly asbestos management plans and help you with your legal compliance.

Environmental Health & Safety Services

Experience peace of mind with our comprehensive Environmental Health & Safety Services. Our dedicated team is equipped to assess and address a range of potential hazards, including Legionella in water systems, lead paint in buildings, and occupational hygiene concerns.

Legionella Risk Assessments

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We provide Legionella Risk Assessments for hot and cold-water systems. We are experienced at delivering this for commercial and domestic premises.

Lead Paint Sampling

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Any building built before 1963 has the potential to have paint containing lead. In addition, lead paint was allowed in historic buildings beyond this date.

Occupational Hygiene

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Our NEBOSH and BOHS qualified health & safety consultants provide advice and support to manage workplace hazards such as dust, silica, and any other inhalable and respirable contaminants.

Managing Your Risk: Our Expert Approach

At Environmental Inspection, we specialise in delivering independent consultancy and project management services to address critical issues in both your work and home environments. We approach each situation with a focus on safeguarding your well-being, answering two pivotal questions:

Potential Exposure Assessment:

Is there a potential for people to be exposed to hazardous materials like asbestos, lead, or legionella? Our meticulous evaluations leave no stone unturned, identifying any risks that could compromise your safety.

Expert Risk Mitigation:

Once identified, our team employs its expertise to develop effective strategies. How can the asbestos or lead be removed or managed in a way that ensures no one becomes exposed? How can the water system be better designed or managed? Our solutions are tailored to your specific circumstances, aiming to eliminate risks and create secure environments.

With Environmental Inspection by your side, proactive risk management is within reach. Let us guide you in maintaining a safe and regulated environment where potential dangers are identified, addressed, and eradicated. Your well-being is our priority.

Asbestos containing materials labelled with a yellow label for safety following an asbestos survey.

Chris Oyston

About Us: Built Environment Project Management Experts

We’re experienced in Built Environment Project Management. Led by Chris Oyston, a Prince2-qualified project manager with a degree in Environmental Management, our team is dedicated to ensuring safety and compliance in your work and home environments.

Meet the Leaders:

Chris Oyston, with his extensive background in project management, brings valuable insights to our team. His Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Environmental Management forms the foundation of our commitment to environmental safety.

Expertise and Qualifications:

Working alongside Chris is Alasdair; together, they bring a wealth of expertise to the table. Both consultants are widely qualified in Health & Safety and asbestos management. Their experience extends to conducting large and complex surveys of the built environment and accounts managing prominent clients.


Specialised Experience:

Chris and Alasdair possess remarkable experience in project managing asbestos remediation, removal, and building demolition. Their proficiency also extends to training site staff and senior personnel, ensuring that everyone is well-equipped with the knowledge needed for safety.

Adherence to Standards:

Environmental Inspection prides itself on upholding the highest standards. Chris and Alasdair are knowledgeable and compliant with UKAS and ACAD standards, providing you with peace of mind.

Additional Qualifications:

Chris holds a NEBOSH qualification in Health & Safety, encompassing expertise in various workplace hazards such as noise, chemicals, ergonomics, and manual handling. His additional certifications include:

  • P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings (BOHS)
  • P402 Proficiency Certificate in Buildings Surveys and Bulk Sampling of Asbestos (BOHS)
  • P403 Proficiency Certificate in Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM) (BOHS)
  • P404 Proficiency Certificate in Air Sampling of Asbestos and MMMF (BOHS)
  • Certificate III in Surface Ventilation Technician (IFAP) (lead paint sampling)
  • Legionella Management for Responsible Persons (IOSH)
  • CSCS card and Electrical Safety Awareness

Diverse Experience:

Chris and Alasdair excel in various domains, including:

  • Asbestos surveying and management systems
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • Tender writing process and managing the procurement process
  • Coordination of remedial and removal works, including demolition projects
  • Legionella risk assessments
  • Lead paint sampling
  • Occupational Health & Safety consulting
  • Compliance across nuclear, industrial, commercial, maritime sectors, and more
  • Contract management

At Environmental Inspection, we’re dedicated to creating a safe and regulated environment for you. With a proven track record in handling complex projects, our team is your assurance of excellence in Built Environment Project Management. Get in touch to speak to the team today.

“I will ensure best practice and coordination of all of the different specialists involved. This can include a variety of analyst work at different stages, including air monitoring during asbestos removal, and a variety of different types of contractors, and phased works.”

Asbestos surveyor - Environmental Inspection Ltd

Why Choose Us?

At Environmental Inspection, we put you first. You’ll have a dedicated contact who will provide a personalised experience. We’re committed to offering convenient appointment times to minimise any disruption to your schedule.

We take care of all the details to ensure efficiency. With our comprehensive approach, there’s no unnecessary repetition of tasks.

Expect clear insights into the environmental risks your buildings and infrastructure might face. We provide a complete picture and offer immediate and long-term solutions recommendations.

We’re part of respected industry bodies such as the National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) and adhere to ACAD and other vital standards. We collaborate with a UKAS-accredited laboratory.

As CHAS members, our compliance with SSIP Core Criteria, UK Health & Safety legislation, and the CDM Regulations 2015 has been verified. Our office and site work policies have undergone thorough assessment in line with these standards.

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Our Accreditations:


All works are undertaken in line with current Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012), Health and Safety Executive Guidance HSG264, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, the Control of Lead at Work regulations 2002 (CLAW), and inhouse company procedures.
All suspect asbestos samples are sent to an independent UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis.
All legionella risk assessments are undertaken in line with L8 Approved Code of Practice and Health and Safety Executive Guidance HSG274 Part 2.
All lead sampling is carried out in line with Health and Safety Executive Guidance INDG305 Working Safely with Lead, and L132 Control of Lead at Work.



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We undertake projects UK wide from our head office in the Northeast of England.

Call us on

0333 880 4241 (Residential Enquiries)

 0333 880 4240 (Commercial & Industrial Enquiries)