Testing and Regulatory Inspections

As the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification company, SGS can help you to ensure compliance with the many national and international standards and regulations that affect the tourism industry. We will enable you not only to avoid costly fines and legal penalties, but also to assure your guests, employees and other stakeholders that you are adhering to the strictest quality, health, safety and environmental requirements.

Testing and Regulatory Inspections
Building Materials & Contaminants

Building Materials and Contaminants

Identify hazardous or deleterious materials and protect the environment and human health with building materials testing from SGS. With a global network of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories, we offer analytical assessment of building materials and indoor air quality. Building materials can be assessed for a wide range of substances, including:

  • Asbestos
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Lead
  • Formaldehyde
  • PCBs
  • Heavy metals
  • Mold and fungi

Using airborne fiber monitoring, we can also test building environments against national and international standards. This includes the use of phase contrast microscopes, scanning electron microscopes and transmission electron microscopes, allowing us to provide you with a comprehensive building material air quality report.

Soil Testing

Soil and Water Testing

We provide preliminary and detailed testing for soil and water contamination, outlining the possible risks to your operation and the steps needed to mitigate them. We enable you to:

  • Calculate risks when purchasing or selling assets
  • Determine possible costs of decontamination
  • Protect the asset value of your sites

Water Quality and Legionella Testing

Water Quality and Legionella Testing

Through our extensive network of field technicians and environmental laboratories, we help you to consistently ensure the safety of your water. We enable you to:

  • Protect your brand from complaints and claims
  • Comply with local and international regulations
  • Prevent outbreaks associated with microbial and chemical contamination, such as Legionella

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Our indoor air quality monitoring services include on-site inspections, real time monitoring and a comprehensive reporting package. We enable you to::

  • Automate building systems and simplify HVAC maintenance
  • Reduce risks and complaints associated with airborne Legionella, fungi, mold, microbiological activity, etc.
  • Improve the experience of employees, guests and other visitors to your premises
  • Increase confidence in your brand

Waste Testing and Characterization

Waste Characterization

Our network of accredited laboratories will help you to accurately classify your waste products as hazardous or non-hazardous. Using state-of-the-art techniques, our technicians will assess waste products for a variety of substances, including:

  • Volatiles and semivolatiles
  • Dioxins and furans
  • Heavy metals
  • PCBs and petroleum related products
  • Plastic nanoparticles in sea and drinking water

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