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25 May 2021

HSE and UKAS discuss The Analysts’ Guide

Following the publication of the second edition of ‘Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide’, the HSE and UKAS hosted a webinar last week, a recording of which is now available.
The HSE relayed the importance of the revised Guidance in support of its implementation. Also, given the inextricable link between Regulation and Accreditation in asbestos testing, UKAS clarified the process of how changes to existing test and sampling methodologies need to be demonstrated by Laboratories, in order to ensure the continuity of their accreditation.

The webinar was aimed at laboratories that are currently accredited for Asbestos sampling and Testing and Surveying for Asbestos in Premises.

During the webinar details of the transition process were provided (as shown below), with the transition due to be completed by 1st February 2022.

  • Asbestos: The Analysts’ Guide Ed2 - published 14 May 2021
    Review of HSG 248 - ongoing
    Declaration completion and submission with evidence - 1st September to 1st December 2021
    Scheduling of reviews - September 2021 – January 2022
    Transition complete - 1st February 2022

If you were unable to attend the webinar, or would like to listen to the discussion again, a recording of the webinar can be found here.

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