Facilities Management

Facilities management is a vital function in offices, retail centres, industrial buildings, schools and hospitals.

Part of the role is to provide a safe and efficient working environment. This means ensuring that the activities performed in the various locations, all meet the relevant statutory and voluntary regulations. These include regulations regarding the environment as well as the health, safety and welfare of employees and the public.

How We Can Help

SOCOTEC has a wide range of environmental, health, safety and welfare services to support estates and facilities managers in complying with their regulatory requirements. For example, we offer expertise in the areas of Health Safety and Welfare, as well as Environmental Safety:

Health, Safety and Welfare


  • 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
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Food safety
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Sample collection and UKAS accredited analysis for pre-employment screening, as well as random and post-incident testing
  • Policy development and advice

Environmental Safety


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

Asbestos identification and management


  • Asbestos air monitoring and 4 stage clearance
  • Asbestos management and consultancy
  • Cleaning, chlorination and remedial works
  • Asbestos regulation and duty to manage
  • Asbestos surveys sampling and testing

Inspection, Maintenance and Repair

Our specialist materials testing laboratories provide engineering support testing services, which span mechanical, electrical, operations and infrastructure:

  • Standby generators
  • Fuel storage
  • Passenger and goods lifts/elevators/handling/conveyor systems
  • Electrical transformers
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Pipework/ducting
  • Structural steel
  • Cladding/tiling/flooring/roofing/decking
  • Staircases/ballustrading/railings
  • Weldments, bolts and fixings
  • Doors and windows
  • Paintwork & coatings