RPS is a leading global professional services firm. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and program management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services.
We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.
Our laboratories are known for their deep expertise in a wide range of scientific analysis, monitoring and compliance services from independent laboratory facilities in the United Kingdom and Europe. Using state-of-the-art instrumentation, we customise chemical investigation and analysis solutions to help clients comply with international quality standards, maximum residue limits (MRLs), environmental regulations and more.
Specialising in detection processes for organic contaminants (herbicides and pesticides), priority organic pollutants (POPs), explosives, occupational toxins and emerging contaminants, our team is equipped to identify trace levels of contamination, even at ultra-low limits of detection (LODs).
Supporting food and beverage manufacturers to adhere with relevant regulations for the safe production of their products.
RPS laboratories are UKAS accredited for food analysis in a variety of matrices including; vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, fried and baked foodstuff, cereals, grains, honey, nuts, dry legumes, forage crops and seeds.
Pest and disease control are vital to ensure global food security.
RPS provides targeted and accredited pesticide analysis services to a wide range of clients within the agrochemical, food and farming sectors. These services are provided from our state-of-the-art laboratories based in the UK and the Netherlands and help our clients understand the effects of pesticides and their impact on the food chain and the environment. Our methods and procedures meet the requirements of international standards including accreditation to ISO IEC 17025 and GLP in compliance with OECD and SANCO/10684/2009 guidelines.
Safeguarding reliable water quality for human health and the environment.
RPS laboratories provide a range of water analysis from routine environmental monitoring through to large scale wastewater testing and monitoring programmes. We specialise in trace and ultra-trace analysis of priority pollutants and emerging contaminants, and our site teams provide sampling and refrigerated transport of samples in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
The laboratories hold ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for a range of priority pollutants in water to comply with Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) and the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
In an increasingly populated and resource-scarce world, we help our clients understand the relationships between people and the built and natural environments.
RPS provides a wide range of analysis to support consultancies, businesses and regulators to monitor for contamination of the natural and built environment. Our laboratories analyse soils, sediment, waters, wastewaters, leachates and other complex matrices down to extremely low levels of detection. This is delivered using the latest instrumentation in purpose-built facilities located in the UK and The Netherlands. RPS has an extensive network of partner laboratories worldwide. This enables samples to be received from testing across the globe, not just from our inhouse sampling teams but other commercial laboratories too.
Our laboratories operate to ISO/IEC 17025 and MCERTs standards and we hold a Plant Health licence to allow the import of soils from outside the European Union.
RPS delivers a range of biological analyses including routine pathology services, drug and alcohol screening and biological monitoring to support a variety of functions ranging from pre-employment screening, routine medicals, occupational exposure.
These test help to ensure employers comply with current legislation such as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1994, to safeguard employees and members of the public from drug and alcohol misuse and to comply with legal requirements when operating vehicles, plant and machinery.
RPS provides the following analyses:
- Isocyanate biomarkers in urine (HDA, 2,4-TDA, 2,6-TDA, IPDA and MDA)
- Trace metals in urine and blood
- Styrene and ethylbenzene as mandelic acid
- Solvents in urine
- Benzene exposure metabolite S-phenyl-mercapturic acid (S-PMA) in urine
- Glyphosate in urine
- Xylene as methylhippuric acid in urine
- Creatinine in urine
Regardless of industry or sector, it is a company’s legal obligation to provide a safe working environment for employees.
RPS provides the essential measurement of exposure to hazardous substances across a variety of circumstances. We provide technical advice and analytical solutions to Occupational Hygienists, Health & Safety and Environmental professionals, matching specific requirements to the optimum analytical techniques available.
Our services are designed to minimise the time clients need to spend on project management.
- Expert advice on sampling method and media selection
- Hire of sampling equipment
- Provision of sampling media
- Training services
ISO 17025:2017 accredited pesticide residue analysis in line with SANCO and OECD guidelines.
GLP compliant facility and member of the UK MHRA compliance monitoring programme
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