About Pattinson Scientific

Pattinson Scientific Services Limited is an independent asbestos analytical laboratory and asbestos inspection body providing a service to industry, local authorities and individuals.

We have been established in Newcastle upon Tyne since 1858 and hold a wealth of experience, with fully qualified specialist staff providing our services throughout the UK. If you’re interested in our history, head to the history page.

We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 0635) and a UKAS accredited inspection body (No. 0307), holding both accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for fibre counting of asbestos fibres in air, sampling of air for fibre counting, 4-stage clearance process, sampling of bulk materials for asbestos identification and the identification of asbestos in bulk materials and to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for surveying for asbestos in premises - management, refurbishment and demolition surveys.

We are members of IATP: Independent Asbestos Training Providers and can offer a range of asbestos training, both at our training facility in Newcastle and at any premises throughout the UK.

We frequently project manage asbestos removal projects for our clients. We also undertake removal and remediation of non-licensed asbestos materials.

We are flexible, independent and skilful in our approach. Our reports are interpretive, factual, clear and concise and have been commended by clients for their layout, content and ease of use.


It started long ago…

John Pattinson (1828 to 1912) was born in Alston and received his early training under his relative Hugh Lee Pattinson, a man well known for on Tyneside for pioneering…

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All of the staff listed below operate from our base in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The remaining technical personnel are fully trained (each holding the relevant British Occupational Hygiene Society proficiency modules for the disciplines in which they are authorised) with full compliance with the levels of experience as analysts and surveyors requested by UKAS prior to authorisation. We have a number of multi-disciplined staff who can carry out two or more of the technical roles and this gives the co-ordination team the ability to quickly resource changing work demands.