Hampshire Scientific Services (HSS)

Hampshire Scientific Services (HSS)

Hampshire Scientific Service is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No.0024 and we specialise in helping to protect the public by providing scientific advice and consultancy as well as laboratory testing.

The range of our services include food testing (chemistry and microbiology) product safety, microbiology, occupational hygiene and environmental testing.

Service features

  • Food enforcement work, including authenticity, adulteration, microbiological and chemical composition
  • Microbiological and chemical analysis of water, including swimming pools, drinking water, hot and cold water systems (Legionella), bathing water and sampling service
  • Environmental and occupational hygiene monitoring, including local exhaust ventilation inspection and testing, and landfill monitoring
  • Product safety testing
  • Training in all aspects of food and feed enforcement, and Legionella risk assessment/management
  • Expert opinion, including court appearances and witness statements

Benefits to schools

  • Long established service provider for schools within the Hampshire and Portsmouth area
  • Good turnaround delivery of results
  • Clear concise reports with observations and recommendations
  • Readily available expert opinions, technical, legislative and logistical advice
  • Approachable and professional staff
  • Total quality system, accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 (UKAS)
  • Well-established systems, but flexible enough to work with each local authority and school as an individual
  • Performance management and summary reports


Heather Thomas
Team Leader (Consumer Safety and Microbiology)

See Hampshire Scientific Services