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Building and Infrastructure Environment Consultant: Asbestos, Legionella and lead paint

Are there hidden dangers within your property?
Find out what to look out for in relation to asbestos, legionella and lead paint.

We safeguard people in their workplaces and living spaces, by protecting against threats from asbestos, legionella and lead in paint.

Environmental Inspection can help you to meet your legal compliance obligations to maintain a safe environment by managing and monitoring the relevant risks.
Breathe easily in a safe and regulated environment.

Protect your staff, clients, and visitors from risks within your built environment. Environmental Inspection will guide you in your legal duty to ensure compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW), and the Health and Safety at Work Act, and guidance in relation to legionella and paint which may contain lead.

Asbestos Services

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We survey buildings to identify all asbestos present, check on its condition, and set out plans for its management or removal.

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.

Legionella Detection

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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.

Project Management

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

Managing your risk

Environmental Inspection provides independent consultancy and project management on issues in your work environment or home environment. The two key questions are:

Is there a potential for people to be exposed?
How can the asbestos, lead or legionella be removed, or managed so that no-one becomes exposed?

Chris Oyston

Built environment project management

The business is led by Chris Oyston, a Prince2 qualified project manager, with a degree (Bachelor of Applied Science) in Environmental Management.
Additional qualifications:

NEBOSH qualified for Health & Safety. Experience in general workplace hazards including, noise, chemicals / contaminants, ergonomics, manual handling, and all relevant legislation.

P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings, British Occupational Health and Hygiene Society, (BOHS).

P402 Proficiency Certificate in Buildings Surveys and Bulk Sampling of Asbestos,

British Occupational Health and Hygiene Society, (BOHS).

P403 Proficiency Certificate in Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM), British Occupational Health and Hygiene Society, (BOHS).

P404 Proficiency Certificate in Air Sampling of Asbestos and MMMF and requirements for a Certificate of Re-occupation, British Occupational Health and Hygiene Society, (BOHS).

Certificate III in Surface Ventilation Technician (IFAP)
(lead paint sampling).

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Legionella Management for Responsible Persons.

CSCS card and Electrical Safety Awareness.

Experienced in:

Asbestos surveying, asbestos management systems, asbestos awareness training, tender writing process, and coordination of remedial and removal works.

Building facilities and environment, such as Legionella risk assessments and lead paint sampling.

Occupational Health & Safety consulting. Experience in general workplace hazards including, noise, chemicals / contaminants, ergonomics, manual handling, and all relevant legislation.

Compliance market, including nuclear, industrial, commercial, maritime, local authorities, and foreign governments. Also, with charities, care providers, and landlords, agents and home owners.

Procurement, construction industry tendering and contract management.

“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.”

Why Us?

You’ll get service from a named contact, with a personal touch. We work hard to ensure convenient appointment times and minimum disruption for you.

Environmental Inspection will do a comprehensive job, so there is no duplication of work.

You’ll have a full, detailed picture of the type and nature of the environmental risks within your building(s) and infrastructure. And you’ll get recommendations, both for immediate management measures, and the longer term.

We are full members of the National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC).

We are CHAS members and this has been awarded following assessments that demonstrate our compliance with standards in line with SSIP Core Criteria, and UK Health & Safety legislation, and the CDM regulations 2015. Our policies for both office and site work were assessed as part of this process.



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.


Checkatrade score of 9.9/10 and at least 9.8 on all criteria.
Demonstrated 100% clarity on pricing.

Jonathan Mole
Jonathan Mole
15:35 29 Feb 20
As an architect I regularly need to advise clients to have an asbestos survey carried out and/or arrange quotations on... their behalf. I always approach Environmental Inspection Ltd as they are responsive, provide helpful advice and are fair on price. Communication and service are excellent, I would not hesitate to recommend.read more
helen blackwell
helen blackwell
11:23 17 Feb 20
I needed to find out if my mum's hallway and stairs, which were covered in Artex, tested positive for asbestos before... getting a stair lift installed for her. I found Environmental Inspection Ltd online and decided to go with them for the testing after reading other reviews. Chris from Environmental Inspection contacted me promptly to arrange to come out to do the testing. Very friendly and very good communication/explanations. Would use again.read more
simon wright
simon wright
09:03 21 Jan 20
We were recommended to use this company from a local contact. The initial response was very quick and positive. Chris... was very thorough with his quotation and we decided to proceed.The whole experience has been a good one and the reports received were very detailed.We would highly recommend to others.Thanks Chris a good job done!!read more
Lee Robinson
Lee Robinson
14:23 27 Nov 19
Chris has given me fantastic advice and saved me spending on unnecessary repairs. Having really no idea what I was up... against Chris took the time to explain asbestos survey results and how this impacted the sale of my property. After initially being told by proposed purchasers that extensive work was required before the sale would progress Chris explained that just because a test result was positive it actually wasn’t the scary situation I’d been led to believe it would be and that I was possibly being hoodwinked into having more work done than was necessary. I absolutely recommend Chris and Environmental Inspection Ltd.read more
Tim Charlton
Tim Charlton
11:48 16 Nov 19
Excellent and very professional team, giving clear and brilliant understanding of what to do and where to go forward in... rectifying the suggestions after my inspection.Saved a lot of money after a quick and reassuring phone call.Many thanksread more
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