Workplace services

We work closely with clients to provide analytical solutions specifically tailored to individual  requirements both technically and on turnaround. RPS can offer ultra-low limits of detection to suit  even the most difficult requirements.


RPS deliver a range of specialist Pathology and Occupational Health  Laboratory Analysis to clients who are concerned with the management  of occupational health. RPS can provide assistance in interpreting  laboratory results to these organisations in support of the advice they  offer to their clients and staff.The laboratory services provided by RPS are  aimed at supporting occupational health to assist them by enhancing the  efficiency of their monitoring activities.

  • Full blood count
  • Liver function test
  • Markers for Hepatitis and other infections diseases
  • Trace metals in blood, urine, serum and plasma
  • Full evidential drugs and alcohol screening to various profiles
  • Extensive biochemistry profiles
  • Organics and their metabolites
  • Hippuric and methyl hippuric acid

Stack emission analysis

RPS also offers a wide range of UKAS  ISO17025 accredited analysis specifically  tailored to the stack emissions  monitoring industries in the UK, Ireland  and mainland Europe. RPS have a long  history of providing expert advice and  high quality analytical services to stack  emission test houses, process operators,  and consultants.This approach means  that samples are analysed quickly and  efficiently to industry standards, allowing  reports to be issued within short  turnaround times.

  • Metals to BS EN 14385
  • Mercury to BS EN 13211
  • Particulates to BS EN 13284
  • Particulates to BS ISO 9096
  • HCl to BS EN 1911
  • HF to BS ISO 15713
  • Halogens/Halides to USEPA M26
  • NH3 & SO2 to BS EN 14791
  • NOX to USEPA M7D
  • VOCs to BS EN 13649
  • Methanol to OSHA 91
  • Aldehydes to USEPA M316
  • Isocyanates to USEPA CTM 36A
  • H2S to USEPA M11

Occupational hygiene analysis

RPS provides technical advice and analytical solutions to Occupational  Hygienists, Health & Safety and other environmental professionals, matching  specific requirements to the optimum analytical techniques available.

Analytical services include:

  • Aldehydes
  • Amines
  • Ammonia
  • Anaesthetic gases
  • Anions / Acids  n Biological assays
  • Chlorine
  • Colophony
  • Diesel Exhaust Emissions
  • Dusts
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Hydrogen Cyanide, Peroxide  & Sulphide
  • Isocyanates
  • Mercaptans
  • Metals
  • Oil Mist
  • Oxides of Nitrogen
  • Ozone
  • Particulate
  • Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • Rubber Fume
  • VOC’s
  • Sulphur Dioxide
  • Other Miscellaneous Analysis

Face fit testing

Should RPE be required then legislation states that the facepiece used must be  adequate and suitable for the wearer and afford the appropriate level of  protection. Face Fit Testing must be performed to ensure that RPE correctly fits the individual.  RPS can provide a complete service, including:

  • RPE Risk Assessments (in-line with HSG 53)
  • Personal Exposure Monitoring (in-line with OSHA & NIOSH Methods)
  • Gravimetric and Chemical Analysis
  • RPE Selection, Donning and Maintenance Training
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Face Fit Testing
  • Portacount Hire®
  • Breathing Air Testing
  • Sample Pump Hire

Custom analysis

Qualitative / Semi-quantitative Identifications of Unknowns

  • GC-MS broadscan (identification of unknown organic contaminants)
  • GC-MS headspace broadscan (identification of unknown volatile  organic contaminants)
  • Pesticide screens
  • Research and development Undertaken on client behalf
  • Custom analysis of compound’s
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive  X-ray (SEM/EDX) Spectroscopy
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Gas sampling canisters and EPA TO15 VOC analysis
  • MALDI TOF Mass Spectrometry
  • Geotechnical Laboratory services

Support services

RPS offer a range of services designed to  minimise the time clients need to spend on  project management.These include:

  • Expert advice on Sampling Method &  Media selection
  • Provision of Sampling Media
  • Hire of Sampling Equipment
  • Training Services
  • Phlebotomy

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