EMS are proud of our commitment to quality procedures. We have attained ISO9001 standard for all business activities and at our most recent audit we achieved the newest ISO9001:2015 standard.

ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.


ISO Company

Specific to EMS Geotech, we work to the following statutory guidance, including;

  • BS5930:2015 for ground investigation
  • BS10175:2011 + A1:2013 for contaminated land investigations
  • Eurocode EC7: Parts 1 and 2 (ref BS EN 1997-1:2004 and BS EN 1997-2:2007)
  • Contaminated land regulations, including CLR11 for contaminated land risk and assessment
  • BRE SD1 for concrete classification
  • BRE365 and BS6297:2007 + A1:2008 for soakaway design
  • Ciria C665 and BS8485:2015 for Ground gas risk assessment
  • Ciria C733 for Asbestos in soil
  • NHBC Standards 2016

Health and Safety Standards

Health and Safety is also an essential part of all our work and service. We have a dedicated health and safety policy and are constantly evolving and improving our control systems and service avoidance procedures to ensure risks are minimised. EMS Geotech are proud of our approach to health and safety, demonstrated by our exemplary health and safety record. We have recorded zero RIDDOR accidents or incidents since EMS Geotech was formed in 2006.

We further our commitment to health and safety through membership of SSIP and health and safety and trade body schemes including CHAS and Constructionline Gold.

Safety, Health, Environment, Quality & Sustainability

EMS are committed to all aspects of compliance associated with Safety, Health, Environment Quality & Safety. This commitment applies to all aspects of business activity and focuses on the delivery and continual improvement in performance  on all of these factors.



CHAS are one of the founders of third party health and safety accreditation. They are a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance.

smas worksafe


The SMAS Health & Safety certification scheme provides a complete health and safety assessment demonstrating total contractor compliance and competence.

Construction Line

Construction Line

Being a Gold verified member of Constructionline demonstrates that EMS aligns to health & safety industry standards.

 Hereford Health and Safety Group

Hereford Health and Safety Group

A local safety group offering membership, advice information and support to companies with an interest in health, safety and environmental issues.

The Environment

EMS are mindful of our impact on the environment and reducing wastage and pollution through our activities. We do this by being mindful of fuel usage and economy. We also ensure good route planning to ensure that we make the most economic use of our vehicles to minimise pollution caused by our vehicle emissions.

EMS also have a dedicated environmental policy and continue to make regular improvements to minimise our impact on our environment. Alongside this we also have a working at home policy which allows us to minimise our employees fuel emissions. EMS are also currently working towards ISO14001.


EMS value safeguarding and all of our staff are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked. EMS ensures that these are renewed every three years to ensure that these records are kept up to date. EMS keeps records of all DBS checks, and these are kept in electronic form on the company server. Paper copies are also kept of all employee certificates. These are stored electronically and physically at our head office.