About Us


Richard Thomas’s experience in the asbestos industry goes back to 1983 when he was general manager of a medium sized asbestos removal company.

He has since worked as a senior manager with some of the major companies providing multi-discipline maintenance services to the power generation, chemical and gas plants and nuclear installations industries.

For five years prior to establishing R.T.A. Richard was been responsible for all aspects of asbestos at British Nuclear Fuels, Sellafield, Cumbria and other work in all areas including, manufacturing, commercial and domestic.

In 2000 the international company Richard worked for was taken over by an American Corporation infrastructure group company who decided that all involvement with asbestos should cease.  This was due to internal re-structuring of their UK activities.

It was this event and the impending legislation M.D.H.S. 100 (Method of Determining Hazardous Substances) that prompted Richard to establish R.T.A. From our inception the goal of R.T.A. has been to provide outstanding surveying services with exceptional compliant reports and registers, at competitive rates our clients can rely on.

Sarah Thomas, Richard’s daughter joined the Company in 2001. Prior to this her previous work experience had been in purchasing and supply for a global manufacturing company, responsible for implementing the consolidation of the purchasing and logistics activity within the company at a European level. This included the co-ordination of cross-divisional purchasing projects and processes in order to maximise cost reduction and savings whilst maintaining the quality of the materials and services. Whilst in this employment she attained many qualifications including The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Graduate Diploma (Professional Stage) and HNC in Business.

During the time the Company has been in operation it has attained UKAS accreditation as a Type C Inspection Body in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC17020:2012 (Accreditation Number 0245). R.T.A. are members of CHAS, ATAC and Constructionline

All Management and staff are trained to BOHS Standards. R.T.A has a 100% safety record and all our employees are long serving and are trained and equipped to the highest standards.  Some of our staff have more than 25 years experience in working with asbestos. All surveying personnel also hold CCNSG Safety Passports, current CSCS cards, specialised Confined Space Training and are D.B.S. (former C.R.B.) checked.