We achieve and attain a comprehensive range of accreditations and certifications providing our clients with the peace of mind that our processes, procedures, technical expertise and services are quality assured.
Moreover, our stringent internal quality control system is backed up by industry leading accreditations and approved supplier recognition.
In all, we have more than 20 UKAS accredited testing facilities, including site-based laboratories across the UK. In addition we currently hold the following accreditations and certificates:
The competence of a laboratory you appoint may be crucial to maintaining your reputation as a responsible organisation. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole accreditation body recognised by Government to assess - against internationally recognised standards - organisations that provide testing services. UKAS combines a depth of technical knowledge and expertise built up over many years with scientific and technical specialists operating across a range of testing activities.
SOCOTEC’s extensive network of UKAS accredited laboratories against the requirements of the internationally recognised standard ISO/IEC 17025 provides customers with the assurance of SOCOTEC's ability to produce precise, accurate tests and data including:
- Technical competence of staff
- Validity and appropriateness of test methods
- Suitability and maintenance of test equipment
- Testing environment
- Sampling, handling and transportation of test items
- Quality assurance of test data
UKAS schedules of accreditation
0001 - Construction materials, oils, coatings, metallurgy and energy testing
1015 - Air and emissions, forensics, occupational hygiene, microbiology, environmental monitoring, nuclear and specialist chemistry
1157 - Testing of soil and rock for civil engineering purposes
1252 - Environmental chemistry
0148 - Asbestos surveying
1089 - Asbestos testing
6123 - Legionella Risk Assessments
Certificate No: 0001
Certificate No: 1015
Certificate No: 1252
Certificate No: 1157
Certificate No: 0148
Certificate No: 1089
Certificate No: 6123
MCERTS is the Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme and provides the framework for organisations to meet its quality requirements. SOCOTEC is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17025 for MCERTS to provide stack emissions monitoring, as well as environmental chemistry and sampling waste waters, meaning our clients can be confident that we both understand and meet not only your requirements, but also those of the Environment Agency.
Management Systems Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
A laboratory's fulfilment of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 means the laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results and calibrations. The management system requirements in ISO/IEC 17025 are written in language relevant to laboratory operations and operate generally in accordance with the principles of ISO 9001.
Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communique
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised Quality Management Standard. Independent certification to this standard by UKAS accredited certification bodies provides clients with confidence that SOCOTEC has robust procedures and processes in place to effectively and reliably manage and deliver testing, inspection and consultancy services from enquiry to final reporting. ISO 9001 is also aimed at achieving client satisfaction by setting out what needs to be in place in order to consistently meet our clients' requirements.
BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Cert. No. GB 94/3455
ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for the environmental management of businesses. It prescribes controls for those activities that have an effect on the environment. These include the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste, and energy consumption. Independent certification to this standard by a UKAS accredited certification body assures our clients that that SOCOTEC has robust procedures and process in place to effectively and reliably manage any environmental aspects and impacts in delivering its testing, inspection and compliance services.
BS EN ISO 14001: 2015 Cert. No. GB 15/93632
BS OHSAS 18001
OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard for the health and safety management of businesses. It prescribes controls for those activities that have an effect on health and safety. Independent certification to this standard by a UKAS accredited certification body assures our clients that that SOCOTEC has robust procedures and process in place to effectively and reliably manage any health and safety aspects in delivering it's testing, inspection and geotechnical services.
BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 Cert. No. GB15/93733
SOCOTEC Asbestos is UKAS accredited for surveying against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020. UKAS accreditation ensures surveyors working to suitable codes of conduct to ensure inspections are carried out impartially and with integrity. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) and more specifically Regulation 4: Duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic properties sets a legal requirement for owners and occupiers of non-domestic buildings to carry out a suitable assessment to determine whether asbestos is present or liable to be present. By selecting SOCOTEC Asbestos, you can rest assured that you are appointing a competent surveying organisation that will understand and meet your requirements.
The Asbestos Control & Abatement Division (ACAD) is a trade association dedicated to ensuring its members work to the exacting standards required by legislation in the Asbestos Industry. ACAD provides quality asbestos removal training and free advice by representing its members’ interests within organisations such as HSE’s Asbestos Liaison Group (ALG), British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Asbestos Building Inspectors Certification Scheme (ABICS).
UKATA sets the standards for asbestos training in the UK and also works with members to ensure that they continually meet those standards. As a UKATA member for our asbestos training, we offer our clients the reassurance that all of our asbestos awareness training is designed and delivered to the highest possible standard.
The asbestos testing and consultancy (ATAC) is a member organisation representing asbestos testing and consultancy specialists throughout the UK and abroad. ATAC’s members offer independent impartial advice on all aspects of asbestos management and remediation and also asbestos removal. As an ATAC member, SOCOTEC Asbestos Limited has been robustly vetted to ensure that they have the appropriate UKAS accreditations for the services offered, as well as appropriate professional indemnity insurance.
RISQS SOCOTEC Certificate of Verification
RISQS SOCOTEC Asbestos Certificate of Verification
CIRAS Confidential Reporting for Safety Certificate
UVDB Certificate of Registration
UVDB Audit Certificate
Building Confidence Audit Certificate
Building Confidence Membership Certificate
Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)
CHAS SOCOTEC Certificate
CHAS SOCOTEC Asbestos Certificate
Avetta Consortium Membership
Avetta SSIP Certificate
Acclaim certificate of health and safety accreditation
Asbestos Acclaim certificate of health and safety accreditation
Constructionline Gold Certificate
Constructionline Silver Certificate
Asbestos Constructionline Gold certificate
Asbestos Constructionline Silver certificate
Constructing Better Health
Constructing Better Health
The Concrete Society Certificate
EA Waste Registration
Waste Exemption Permit
Asbestos EA Waste Registration
CIBSE CPD Provider
WRAS Approval for SOCOTEC UK's Chlorine Dioxide System
WRAS Approval for SOCOTEC UK's Protex!
Data Registration Certificate
Asbestos Data Registration Certificate
Federation of Piling Specialists
British Measurement and Testing Association
British Standards Institution membership