Testing Inspection & Certification

Bureau Veritas in the UK


What we do:

Testing, Inspection & Certification

We reduce risks and improve our clients' performance, in terms of quality, health, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility

1,200Employees in the UK and Ireland
23Offices and Labs throughout the UK
900+ Accreditations and Delegations
61Net Promoter Score Customer Experience Metric

We provide a broad portfolio of services throughout the UK through our highly skilled, dedicated employees who deliver completely impartial advice and solutions. We assist our clients throughout the lifetime of their assets, products, and infrastructure and in the continuous improvement of their processes.

By outsourcing risk to a single specialist partner with the resources and reputation to accommodate and meet every operational challenge, our clients are assuring quality, reducing costs, increasing productivity and fostering a more responsible, sustainable culture.

What is Testing, Inspection and Certification?

Shop Inspection


Determining a product or material’s characteristics in a laboratory or on site.

Testing provides businesses with the confidence that products are safe, of the right quality, and conform to specifications and applicable regulations. We perform testing and analysis services in three sectors: commodities, consumer products and industrial equipment. Carried out by some 400 laboratories, our comprehensive range of services meet our client’s specifications or local regulations such as construction material testing, non-destructive and destructive testing and environmental analysis.

Engineering Inspections, Mechanical, FET, High Vis, Person


Verifying on site that a product, asset or system meets specified criteria.

Inspection covers a wide range of services designed to improve performance, reduce risk, control quality, verify quantity, and meet regulatory requirements. This includes visual inspection, verification of documents, manufacturing supervision and electronic and mechanical testing.

Careers, People, Hiring


Providing assurance through customised, independent certification.

Certification represents a third-party stamp of approval that a product, service or system conforms to specified standards. It can enable companies to enhance their reputation and open up new markets, or simply ensure that they are able to operate. Our certification services cover people, products and systems.


How we add value for clients



    At Bureau Veritas, we value the opinions of our clients and actively seek their feedback to find out what works well and how we can improve.

    One of the ways we do this is by closely measuring our Net Promoter Score. Using this metric, we monitor how we are perceived by our clients based on how likely they would be to recommend us.

    We are proud of our score and our expert teams, who are at the centre of the positive feedback we receive and who are dedicated to increasing our customer satisfaction levels.


    Businesses must be able to demonstrate they comply with numerous standards and regulations. We offer an in-depth knowledge of the standards applicable to your operations and provide independent third-party verification of compliance.

    We will enable you to perform activities and grow your businesses in full compliance with local and international regulatory requirements.


    Controlling risks in quality, health, safety, environment and social responsibility leads to greater efficiency and performance. Throughout its long history, Bureau Veritas has played an integral role in the evolution of risk and safety services. We have tailored our operating procedures and developed the professional credentials of our team specifically to secure the highest levels of process safety expertise in the industry. Our experienced teams help our clients to identify and control risks, from the design stage to project completion.

    We will help you eliminate any risks that may occur during the operation of your facility to ensure maximum efficiency.


    Retail and manufacturing supply chains are increasingly global, mobile and complex. Assessing suppliers, managing production and controlling products are essential. As a valuable supply chain partner, we will work closely with you, from product design and prototype assessment onwards. We help you select and manage suppliers, carry out inspections and tests both during production and before export.

    We will use our local and international knowledge of suppliers to optimise supply chain performance to consistently manufacture reliable, high quality products.


    Markets are demanding more and more guarantees in terms of safety, quality and social responsibility. In addition, many companies seek to differentiate their products and services in terms of quality, functionality and performance. We provide independent third party services to test, inspect and certify products.

    We will help you promote your products and services and enter new markets using the internationally recognised Bureau Veritas quality approval.