About Us

Who we are.

Established in 1978 as one of the first commercial asbestos consultancies in the UK, ACS was also amongst the first UK organisations to achieve UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation for asbestos testing and surveying and is firmly placed as one of the UK’s leading consultancies in asbestos related research, management, remediation project management, testing, training and expert witness services. 

In 1998, the Company extended its services to include Health & Safety, Environmental and Waste Risk Management and is now regarded as a leader in professional, technical and training services in the area of ‘Physical Risk Management’. In 2006 ACS Marine Risk Control was also established and subsequent additions to the Group include SafetyYouTrustTM and ACS Learning Academy.

For almost 4 decades, the Company has operated throughout the UK, Canada, USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Japan, Australia, the Falkland Islands and Turkey. In 2016 ACS established a presence in Istanbul to assist in the development of the emerging physical risk management sector.

ACS is relatively unique in being well positioned to offer the full range of professional, technical and training services required to provide total risk management support in the areas of Asbestos, Health & Safety, Environmental and Waste Management.

Accreditations and Quality Marks:
ACS holds United Kingdom Accreditation Service accreditation (UKAS Ref No’s 0144 and 0676) for: 

  • Sampling of Bulk Material
  • Asbestos Fibre Identification
  • Air Sampling and Fibre Counting
  • Asbestos Surveying 

The Company also successfully participates in the following external HSE/HSL quality assurance schemes: 

  • Regular Inter-laboratory Counting Exchange (RICE) 
  • Asbestos in Materials Scheme (AIMS) 

ACS is also a: 

  • Founder Member of the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), with Prof Willey holding a position on the UKATA Executive Committee
  • Member of, and key staff are Approved Auditors for, the Asbestos Testing and Consulting (ATaC) division of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA)

Furthermore, ACS is approved under the following safety/suppliers approval schemes:

  • CHAS
  • Constructionline
  • LHC
  • Exor (Gold Standard)
  • ISNetWorld


Come work with us.


Are you a trainee or experienced fire risk assessor or asbestos consultant looking to hone your skills or enhance your position as an expert in your field?


Would you like to develop your expertise, authority and credibility within these highly specialist sectors?

Do you thrive on responsibility and autonomy, especially in a supportive environment?

If you answered yes to these questions then we would love to speak to you. We are always on the lookout for the right people to join our team.

If you are looking improve your technical capability and build your professional reputation, then ACS could be the right environment for you. As part one of the UK's longest established health and safety consultancies, you will be working among industry-leading experts, with colleagues who are always keen to share their knowledge and experience. Working within a high calibre team, you’ll be challenged to reach your full potential and operate at a high level.

We recognise the unique skill set and abilities of each team member and play to their strengths. One of the key benefits of working with ACS Risk is that we are always looking to support skills gaps and put you through the training you need in order to do your job to the best of your ability, adding value to both you and the business.

We are proud of our integrity and the level of trust we have built with our clients. Our reputation for delivering high quality consultancy and excellent customer satisfaction is demonstrated by the large amount of repeat business from happy customers.

Our employees enjoy being part of a strong supportive mentoring culture, where each team member has the opportunity not only to benefit from receiving support, but also to offer support and help build the confidence of less experienced members.

We have a delivery focussed approach, where autonomous working is encouraged and facilitated, and the team are trusted to manage their own workloads. We offer flexible working times and working from home when not on site.

If you’d like to have a chat to see if ACS Risk could be the right next step for your career, call Andrew Smith on 0141 427 5171 or email andrews@acsrisk.com to arrange a call.


ACS is an equal opportunities employer.




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