A Dundee business has cemented its place as one of the best companies for asbestos surveying with its newest accreditation.
Intona Limited has recently completed a rigorous process of assessment, including a 3 day audit of their systems and surveying techniques, and in return for its efforts has been awarded the International Standard, ISO 17020 UKAS accreditation (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) for its asbestos
Asbestos manager Ross Duguid said: “The UKAS accreditation process has been very demanding – it’s taken us nearly a year to get it and that’s considered fast – and it’s involved investment of both a lot of time and effort by the company to meet the criteria set by UKAS.
“It’s a prestigious accreditation and is the internationally recognised asbestos surveying standard, and an indication of the high quality of service we provide to our customers.”
Ross added that part of the UKAS accreditation is continuous reassessment to ensure that standards don’t slip and that the business stays at a high level of quality.
“We are accredited to carry out surveys in all types of buildings – domestic, commercial and industrial – and all types of surveys – management, refurbishment and demolition – and we are the only UKAS accredited asbestos surveying company in Tayside, Angus and Perth, and one of less than 25 in the whole of Scotland.”
Intona Limited has been involved in asbestos surveying work since around the year 2000 and since then has worked on projects including Dundee train station, the demolition of the city’s Hilton hotel and Ashludie Hospital.
Ross explained: “A lot of our clients now insist on UKAS accreditation when they are putting jobs out to tender – for example, local authorities and the oil and gas industry now only deal with UKAS accredited companies – so as well as offering a guarantee of a quality service to customers, it will allow us to work on different projects going forward.
“This will also give a reassurance to all our clients - solicitors, estate agents, facility managers of our ongoing excellence.”
“At Intona, we really feel that this accreditation will help elevate our status when it comes to asbestos surveying.”
But Intona Limited doesn’t just do asbestos surveys. The company, which was established 25 years ago, are also specialists in timber preservation, damp proofing and building services for both private and commercial clients across the UK.
Find out more about Intona Limited and the service the company offers at www.intona.co.uk or contact the team on 01382 810090.