ABP Associates are a family run business based in Southampton, with a satellite office in Stoney Stratford, Milton Keynes. Our UKAS accredited laboratories provide testing facilities for analysis of bulk samples, water absorption testing, asbestos in soils analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and asbestos in aggregates analysis. Our principal ethos is to provide technical excellence partnered with a high-quality service whilst maintaining value for money for every client, large or small.
Our surveying capabilities cover domestic, commercial and industrial surveys for all types of asbestos surveys; management, refurbishment and demolition. The services we provide are delivered nationwide to customers in both public and private sectors including transportation (rail), healthcare, housing, local authority and education.
We have mobile laboratories equipped to conduct on-site air testing for clearance air testing (post asbestos removal), react to an asbestos incident or conduct routine environmental monitoring during asbestos in soil remediation.
Asbestos in soils is a potential issue for all developments on brownfield sites in the UK. ABP Associates have a wealth of experience in asbestos in soil investigations using trial pit or window sampling techniques, carrying out watching briefs and with our in-house accredited asbestos in soil laboratory, we are able to provide our clients with a complete service culminating in a detailed interpretative report as required.
We also provide consultancy to interpret the conclusions of a site investigation report, the remediation strategy and provide on-site project management services during asbestos in soils remediation.
ABP Associates are market leaders in asbestos training whether they are bespoke or professional BOHS courses offering a range of technical and practical courses for those managing asbestos or professionals in the industry. We are also IATP approved training providers for Asbestos Awareness, Non-Licensable Work With Asbestos (including NNLW) and licensable work with asbestos. Finally, we offer Asbestos Awareness for in Soils training which is essential for site staff and can be taught on site as required.
ABP Associates provide face fit testing to ensure the correct fitting of respiratory protective equipment, which is essential for all employees issued with tight-fitting face masks.
Very Informative Course - to view fibres through the microscope was fascinating
Thank you so much for the prompt results. We are very pleased and relieved and thank your company for your help.
The P408 Course was very thorough and detailed and you focused on everything that was needed to help us get through it, so thank you for everything.
"Positive and really good feedback" from all his staff who had P404 Refresher Training
"Thanks for your help and the professional approach of your team on site last week"
Hi Rick, I really enjoyed the training day, and think you pitched things just right. It was a really useful day – good stuff.
Dear ABP, Collectively you undertook [survey] work on 100 assets with varying degrees of complexity which tested your versatility and resolve to the limits. For the second year in succession, please accept my personal thanks to you and your teams for a 100% delivery of the project, on time and on budget. Particular recognition is justified to our hard-working administration teams, without whom we would doubtless have failed. I look forward to working with you again. Regards,
Many thanks for supplying the outstanding information to allow closure of the project file. I would like to thank all interested parties for the team effort in achieving a very satisfactory conclusion of the works. Kind regards,
Thank you with the very prompt and professional service. Your action has ensured minimal delay to the programme of work for the installation of the new gas main to the boiler. Kind regards,
Dear Charlotte, Rick and The team. Thank you so much for all your hard work with getting the planned surveys out so quickly, its been such a great help as we’ve completed a whole scheme already. I can honestly say that ABP are the most efficient and organised asbestos consultant I’ve worked with, and I’m pretty sure that’s down to you. All the best,
Please can you pass on my thanks to Rick who gave me invaluable one to one time and eased nerves ahead of the day. He was also able to identify where I’d gone wrong before – again, very grateful for his insight and experience of all matters asbestos including the workings of BOHS. We have three new surveyors who all have to do the P402 at some stage, I will strongly recommend they come to you as it has been a positive experience for me. It’s even made me think about the P405!! Thank you once again. Warm regards,
“It has been a real pleasure to be tutored by a down to earth, knowledgeable tutor who has a gift for training and demonstrated stamina and understanding of pragmatic solutions.” – Senior H&S Practitioner
“I enjoyed this course a great deal as it was taught to us by an expert in the industry and we also had an opportunity to look at the labs and asbestos materials under a microscope making it real.”
It goes without saying that your support throughout the works package ensures we are all held in much high regard by our client. Please pass on our thanks to all involved, another “job well done” for us all.
Dear ABP, Thank you, I have absolutely no issues with your RAMS and other supporting documents. It’s refreshing to see a professional template and survey report where I actually can’t pick any holes. From a new client on a large military base when setting up a new contract…