As of June 2015, RPS has offices located in 104 major towns and cities worldwide. This includes permanent office locations in forty-six towns and cities across the UK (GB & NI), in twenty-two towns and cities across Australia, twelve across the USA, five in Ireland, five in The Netherlands, three in Norway, two in Canada, two in the Russian Federation and one city each in Brazil, UAE, Iraq, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
At 12 of our 104 business locations we have laboratory facilities as well as offices.
Two of our laboratories locations are in The Netherlands at Breda and Zwolle.
Ten of our laboratory locations are in the UK at Aberdeen, Ellesmere Port, Letchworth, Huddersfield, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Middleton and Northwich.
Our laboratories in Breda and Zwolle in The Netherlands and at Aberdeen, Huddersfield, London, Middleton and Milton Keynes in the UK undertake asbestos sample analysis among other types of laboratory analyses.
Our ISO 17025 UKAS accredited occupational hygiene laboratory, which also undertakes stack emissions, pathology and face fit testing, is based at Manchester (Salford Quays). The laboratory uses a wide variety of laboratory techniques for air and water sample and human blood and urine sample analyses. Our occupational hygiene tests provide very fine detection limits well below the safe occupational exposure limits set out by the UK Health & Safety Executive's ‘Workplace Exposure Limits’ EH40 guidance document as amended in 2011 (ISBN 9780717664467).
Our ISO 17025 UKAS accredited trace organics laboratory at Letchworth (Mountainheath) uses a variety of laboratory techniques including GC-MS and LC-MS to identify, characterise and measure agricultural or industrial pollutants found to be present in air filter, water, soil, plant, marine sediment and human urine samples and within manufactured products including food.
Our laboratory at Nottingham (Mansfield Woodhouse) specialises in occupational health assessment by qualified medical practitioners (doctors and nurses).
Our laboratories in Northwich, Cheshire and Aberdeen, Scotland, process drill cuttings and other geological field sample materials for the oil industry. This is primarily to facilitate palynology, micropalaeontology or nannofossil analyses for biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, multi-well correlation, basin and regional hydrocarbon prospectivity studies.
We have three laboratories located at our Dutch office in Breda, one chemical, one microbiological and one for asbestos. All three are accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council against the requirements of ISO 17025. The chemical laboratory uses a variety of laboratory techniques including GC-MS, HPLC and ICP-MS to identify, characterise and measure organic and inorganic components in relation to workplace atmosphere. The microbiological laboratory is specialised in the analysis and determination of bacterias, yeasts and molds; especially Legionella. The asbestos laboratory performs analysis on building materials, soil, debris and airsamples for the determination and concentrations of asbestos. The laboratory is equipped with light microscopy and three electron microscopes (SEM/EDX). The laboratory of the Dutch Zwolle office is also accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council against the requirements of ISO 17025. The laboratory is equipped for the analysis of asbestos in building materials, soils, debris and airsamples with light microscopy and electron microscope (SEM/EDX). RPS is also accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council against the requirements of ISO 17020 for Asbestos inspection after removal.