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Asbestos Lab Manager

Posted by: Bureau Veritas UK

Posted date: 14-Mar-2020


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage all operations of the asbestos laboratory and store room at the Harlow office, including review & participation in all relevant QC schemes
  • Complete bulk analysis and report to line manager on resourcing the workload
  • Provide support to Area Manager & Technical Manager as required
  • Work effectively with Laboratory Technician ensuring maximum efficient utilisation of time
  • Champion improvements to laboratory activities
  • Report to Area Manager & Report Production on laboratory workload and arrange resources to ensure KPI’s are met
  • Manage & complete the laboratories participation in AIMS & RICE schemes, report to Technical Manager on concerns or anomalies
  • Schedule & complete monthly reassurance air tests for the laboratory & store room
  • Schedule & complete monthly bulk and fibre count re-checks
  • Schedule & arrange external servicing of microscopes, dust cabinets, H-Type vacuums, anemometers, full face masks
  • Maintain records for all laboratory procedures & equipment in line with asbestos technical procedures
  • Work with Equipment Co-ordinator & Area Manager to assist with equipment maintenance
  • Manage consumables & pre-printed paperwork, ensuring suitable levels of stock
  • Maintain laboratory archive of bulk samples & fibre count slides
  • Monitor & arrange collection of lab waste, ensuring consignment notes are received and appropriately archived
  • Regular & structured review of Risk Assessments & laboratory forms & procedures
  • Provide quotations for bulk analysis only contracts, in line with DOA and as appropriate to capacity
  • Complete technical audits of Laboratory Technician


Key requirements include:

  • GCSE or equivalent
  • BOHS certificates P401 and P403
  • Experience in the provision of asbestos bulk analysis & laboratory fibre count QC activities
  • Experienced in the planning & allocation of the laboratory work load
  • Understanding of QC requirements under ISO17025 & familiarity with relevant technical guidance
  • Excellent understanding of H&S aspects of asbestos laboratory work


 Only Bureau Veritas can offer:

  • Structured development programmes to help you fulfil your potential, including face to face and e-learning programmes
  • The opportunity to deliver excellence for high profile clients, including some of the world’s most recognised brands
  • A long list of awards recognition including Top Employer four years in a row and continued success in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards


  • Comprehensive financial package including competitive salary and allowances, defined contribution pension, 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, various insurances including Private Health Insurance and other flexible benefits to suit individual requirements

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Job Title Asbestos Lab Manager
Post Details
Posted By Bureau Veritas UK
Job Function
Start Date
Location United Kingdom
Job Type Full-time
Classification Laboratory/Scientific


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