SSS News

UKAS Accreditation For Somerset Scientific Services

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Somerset Scientific Services have once again received their UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditations for asbestos inspection and water and asbestos testing. This is an absolute essential for our team, who are committed to providing services of the highest standard. We’re so proud of their hard work and dedication, and that it has been recognised by…

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Commercial, Industrial and Domestic Acoustic Testing

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You can now source expert acoustic testing and advice through Somerset Scientific Services. We’re proud to offer a range of services that enable businesses to protect their workforce, enhance their facilities and comply with regulations, alongside offering the general public a means of assessing noise and vibration that affects their home environment. Workplace Acoustic Testing…

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World Accreditation Day 2018 – Working For Global Health And Safety

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World Accreditation Day, celebrated on June 9th, is a global focus on delivering a safer world. With both inspection and testing services accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), Somerset Scientific Services are proud to support this event. Why Is Accreditation Important? Accreditation, through national bodies and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International…

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Environmental Permits for Discharges to Surface Water and Groundwater

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You may need an environmental permit if you discharge liquid effluent or waste water (such as poisonous, noxious or polluting matter, waste matter, or trade or sewage effluent): into surface waters, for example, rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes, canals or coastal waters (known as water discharge activities) onto or into the ground, for example, land spreading…

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Somerset Air Pollution Targeted For Reduction

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Air Pollution in the UK has a significant impact on life expectancy, according to Public Health England (PHE). An estimated 29,000 people die each year due to air pollution related causes. The main conditions that make up these untimely deaths are respiratory ailments, cancers, birth defects and cardiovascular disease. Impact of Air Pollution in Somerset…

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We Want You To Go Home Healthy!

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Here at Somerset Scientific Services, we are supporting the HSE campaign to Go Home Healthy. They are urging employers and employees alike to look after their health. Breathing in dust, gases, vapours and fumes at work can cause life-changing lung disease or make existing conditions worse. Twelve thousand workers die each year from lung diseases…

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Somerset Scientific Services Raise Funds For WaterAidUK

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Somerset Scientific Services (SSS) have been raising money for our chosen charity Water Aid throughout 2017. Book sales, cake sales and donations for old lab kit have raised a total of £90. The UK government are currently matching all donations so, with gift aid, this means we’ll be contributing a fantastic £225. This is enough…

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Be Asbestos Aware When Renovating

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Planning Renovations This Year? If you’re thinking of a new extension, a bit of remodelling, or finally knocking down that old garage, have you checked for asbestos? Any property built or refurbished before 2000 could potentially contain ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials). Commonly found in corrugated roofing sheets, it was also widely used in artex-type paint…

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Positive UKAS report for Somerset Scientific Services

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The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) have carried out a week-long inspection of Somerset Scientific Services. Asbestos and water services are monitored annually to ensure we comply with quality standards. Both technical and administrative competence are rigorously scrutinised during the inspection. We are proud to say that the report has come back with really positive comments.…

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New Customer Feedback Form

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Somerset Scientific Services aim to provide the best quality service to our clients. As part of this commitment, our customer satisfaction form has been updated and is now available online. We now have one simple form that can be used by all our customers, covering all our service areas. It should only take a few…

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