SOCOTEC has a wide range of services to support schools, colleges, universities and other academic institutions in complying with the regulations.

In setting its Health, Safety and Welfare Policy, an education establishment is required to meet a wide range of regulations. These cover topics such as: health and safety, food safety, fire safety, environmental protection and the control of use of hazardous substances.

Health and Safety

  • Compliance audits and site audit programmes
  • Advice on the development of policy and risk management systems
  • Provision of a Competent Person to ensure you have the necessary skills, when you need them
  • Training
  • Drug and alcohol policy and testing
  • Sample collection and UKAS accredited analysis for pre-employment screening, as well as random and post-incident testing
  • Policy development and advice
  • Food safety by determining the levels of contaminants in food
  • Fire and arson investigation

Water Safety and Hygiene

  • Compliance audits, risk assessments, training and on-going monitoring programmes
  • Chemical and microbiological, including Legionella sampling and analysis
  • Cleaning, chlorination and remedial works


  • Surveys and assessments
  • Policy advice and training