Asbestos in Soils

Our asbestos services are growing! We offer a range of soil sampling and analysis including;

Soil Contamination - Asbestos in Soils.

Soil Analysis - P408 BOHS Identificaiton and Quantification of Asbestos in Soils by PCM and PLM

Soil Analysis - Qualitative - Presence / Absence - Accredited

Soil Analysis - Quantification & Semi-Quantification - Accredited

Asbestos Contaminated Soil Sampling and Clearance

Asbestos in soil is often overlooked yet runoff from asbestos containing roofing and other materials can lead to a significant build up of fibres in the soil surrounding buildings. Contaminated soil sampling is increasingly common for many industrial, commercial and residential property owners. We carry out sampling and analysis of soils - semi-quantification, full quantification and presence / absence analysis.

CES has BOHS P408 (Identification and Quantification of Asbestos in Soils by PLM and PCM) trained analysts. This course is an advanced Proficiency qualification currently only available in the UK.

If you think your property and surrounding soil is contaminated with Asbestos please give us a call (04 566 3311) or send an email with a brief outline of your situation and we will get back to you right away.


BRANZ Asbestos in Soils Guidelines provide current practice for the sampling and analysis of soils for asbestos in New Zealand. Our methods for quantitative analysis of asbestos are based on The Standing Committee for Analysts "The Quantification of Asbestos in Soils" 2017, and AS 4964:2004 Method for Qualitative Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples.

If you are looking for accredited qualitative (presence/absence) or quantification analysis please contact the laboratory to discuss soil sample requirements.

Collecting soil samples should always follow good practice methodologies including BRANZ Guidelines, and The Land Contamination Assessment Guidelines published by the Ministry for the Environmental (MfE) available from the Ministry for the Environments's website.

Asbestos is our priority and we recommend you contact a contaminated land specialist for assessment of heavy metals, hydrocarbons and other contaminants.

Sampling for asbestos in soils should be carried out by suitably experienced personnel. Please contact us if you think your soil has been contaminated with asbestos to discuss the procedures.