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Industry experts for over 140 years providing UKAS accredited services you can trust.

Welcome to Somerset Scientific Services

Somerset Scientific Services provide expert asbestos, water, workplace and environmental testing in the heart of the South West to local authorities, public bodies, schools, businesses and the general public. We are a traded service of Somerset County Council. Based in our brand new purpose built laboratory at J26 on the M5, we are ideally located to serve Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and beyond.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance - updated 14:00, 24/03/20

In light of the Government instructions of March 23rd and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our team, families and the wider community, we have taken the decision to close the laboratories & offices as of close of play on the 24th March until Government instructions are posted to relax the restrictions.

We are still working (from home) where possible, and if you require a response to your enquiry please email either or your named contact. E-mail will be monitored regularly and staff will respond, if required, as soon as practicable.

For the latest information and advice surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) and our operations, please visit, check this page or follow us on Facebook.

We will be back open and delivering high quality UKAS accredited services as soon as it is deemed safe for us to do so.

Thank you for your support and we will see you once we have beaten this.

Stay safe

For general advice on Covid-19/Coronavirus, please check the NHS website:

Asbestos Analysis and Surveying

Water Analysis

Environmental Testing

Occupational Hygiene

Did you know?

We test fume cupboards for schools and colleges

We don’t sell equipment or remedial solutions so we can be totally impartial

We test private water supplies and boreholes

Our essential monitoring enables your business to comply with health and safety legislation

We provide all aspects of asbestos surveying and analysis

We test swimming pools, hot tubs & jacuzzis

We offer acoustic testing for industry, schools and public buildings

Why Somerset Scientific Services

Expert services since 1875

Cost effective, fast and reliable service

Independent and impartial

No selling of additional services, equipment or remedial work

Free advice as a public service

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