Testing, Inspection and Compliance in Scotland

SOCOTEC is a national provider of geotechnical and environmental testing, investigation and compliance services offering technical expertise throughout Scotland.

Operating from our offices and laboratories in Glasgow and East Kilbride, our experienced team has been associated with nationally significant projects since 1960.

Supporting Scotland’s Future

With a long and successful history in Scotland, SOCOTEC remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of excellence, driving developments within the industry and maintaining a truly client-focussed business. Our commitment to Scotland is demonstrated by our team’s progressive development, focussed on delivering service excellence and identifying better, smarter and more innovative solutions for our local partners, clients and stakeholders.


Client-focussed Delivery 

We pride ourselves on our client-focussed approach and continual drive to exceed expectations, by placing the client at the centre of all of our decisions. Through this, we focus on being a partner to our clients and supporting them in making the right choices by providing expert advice on all aspects of the project lifecycle from feasibility, design and investigation through to construction and post-construction testing, observation and monitoring.


Our services include:

Ground Investigation

  • Onshore and offshore site investigation
  • Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and specialist in situ testing
  • Geotechnical and geoenvironmental laboratory testing
  • Land and topographic surveys
  • Hydrographic surveys
  • Land and marine geophysics
  • Utility mapping and detection surveys


Contaminated Land Consultancy

  • Desk studies, site reconnaissance and environmental auditing
  • Contaminated land site investigation
  • Interpretive reporting including generic and detailed quantitative risk assessments
  • Development of remediation options appraisals and strategies
  • Supervision and verification of remediation, including mobile laboratory facilities
  • Asbestos in soils risk assessment and management
  • WM3 waste classification and advice
  • Soil reuse assessments in accordance with SEPA guidelines


Construction Materials Testing and Inspection

  • Mechanical, physical and chemical testing of aggregates, concrete and asphalt
  • Soil and earthworks testing
  • Pavement assessments
  • Coring, testing and reporting of utility reinstatements


Environmental Compliance

  • Water management, including Legionella, water hygiene and treatment
  • Occupational noise, air and vibration monitoring
  • Environmental monitoring and management
  • Stack emission monitoring
  • Health & Safety consultancy and training


Asbestos Management

  • Management, refurbishment and demolition surveys to latest HSE guidance
  • Ongoing statutory reinspections
  • Analytical services in accordance with ISO 17025 and HSG 248
  • Air monitoring with four stage clearance and emergency call out
  • Soil asbestos testing


* A listing of SOCOTEC’s UKAS accredited activities can be found in our schedules of accreditation.