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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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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently announced that two UK laboratory supply companies have supplied schools and potentially other users with gauze mats which contain asbestos. The metal gauze mats are designed for use over Bunsen burners. While they are investigating how these particular gauze mats came into circulation, it’s vital that schools,…

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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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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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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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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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