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P401 Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)

P401 Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)

This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge in the techniques of asbestos sample identification using polarised light microscopy (PLM).

Who should attend?

Candidates must be familiar with Appendix 2 of HSG 248 (Asbestos: The Analysis Guide) ‘Asbestos in bulk materials; sampling and identification by polarised light microscopy (PLM)’. Candidates will preferably have prior experience of analysing bulk samples and may already be participating in a quality control scheme.

Course content:

  • Asbestos fibres
  • Set up and use of a polarised light microscope
  • Analysis of bulk samples
  • Practical work


3 days


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