Specialists in Testing The Workplace Environment
Specialists in Testing The Workplace Environment


Find out more about who we are and what we do here.

Vega is an independent occupational hygiene consultancy located in the North East of England which was established in 1989 by Ed Brown, our Technical Director. We provide our customers with a comprehensive range of Occupational Hygiene Services to ensure that their working environments meet the appropriate standards and that staff exposures to workplace physical, biological and chemical agents are effectively controlled. We hold accreditation from UKAS for specific services that we provide. This is essential to assure our customers that the services are being delivered by competent, qualified and experienced staff. These factors in turn ensure that our customers’ workplaces are certified as conforming to standard and are safe for staff to work in. Vega invests in continuous training for its staff and can deliver awareness training across all of its competencies to its customers’ staff if required. Our staff are appropriately qualified and experienced consultants, analysts, technicians and surveyors holding proficiency certification from the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), and the Cleanroom Testing and Certification Board International (CTCB-I). We are quality assured with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification so that our customers understand our continued commitment to high quality procedures and to a sustainable approach to our work. We provide a variety of consultancy services under the following broad banners and operate nationally and internationally for various clients from our base in the North East:
  • Asbestos
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Cleanroom validation
  • Water hygiene
  • Analysis
Further information on all of these services can be found using the appropriate tabs. We also work with customers to develop bespoke testing services, including new UKAS accreditation methodologies, so if you have something new or different please do not hesitate to call us and we will be able to guide you through gaining validation of your product. Our worldwide customer base includes pharmaceutical and petrochemical companies, NHS Trusts, county councils, universities and government departments. Please contact us to informally discuss your requirements and we will help you to meet your responsibilities in the workplace.

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

The following statement has been extracted from our equality and diversity policy. Copies of our policy are available to customers upon request.

Vega Environmental Consultants Ltd are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in employment and the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, age and disability.

It is our firm belief that everyone is entitled to fair treatment at work and that it is essential for the future success and prosperity of the company.

The skills and potential of people will be undermined by discriminatory attitudes and practices. This is unacceptable to the company and to the individuals concerned. It is the responsibility of all of us as directors and employees to ensure our policy and procedures are observed and followed without exception.

Only with the commitment and support of all within the organisation will we achieve a suitable working environment genuinely free from discrimination in which equality of opportunity prevails, an environment which will encourage good and productive working relationships.

No job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of gender, marriage or civil partnership status, race, disability, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, age or any other factor unrelated to the requirements of the job.

Environment Policy

Environmental Policy

The following statement has been extracted from our environmental policy. Copies of our policy are available to customers upon request.

Vega Environmental Consultants Ltd recognises the importance of environmental protection and is committed to operating its business responsibly and in compliance with all legal requirements relating to the provision of asbestos testing, asbestos surveying, occupational hygiene and cleanroom testing and other related services. It is the Organisation’s declared policy to operate with and to maintain good relations with all regulatory bodies. Vega’s objective is to carry out all measures reasonably practicable to meet, exceed or develop all necessary or desirable requirements and to continually improve environmental performance through the implementation of the following:

  1. Assess and regularly re-assess the environmental effects of the Organisation’s activities
  2. Training of employees in environmental issues
  3. Minimise the production of waste
  4. Minimise material wastage
  5. Minimise energy wastage
  6. Promote the use of recyclable and renewable materials
  7. Reduce and/or limit the production of pollutants to water, land and air
  8. Minimise the risk to the general public and employees from operations and activities undertaken by the Organisation
The Organisation’s top management are committed to ensure that protection of the environment is firmly embedded in both the organisation’s and all employees culture and will endeavour to influence its suppliers and customers in a similar strategic environmental manner.

The Organisation is committed to continual improvement of environmental performance.

This Policy is communicated to all employees, suppliers and sub-contractors and is made available to the public.

Health & Safety

Health and Safety Policy

The following statement has been extracted from our Health and Safety policy. Copies of our policy are available to customers upon request.

Vega Environmental Consultants Ltd is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees, so far as is reasonably practicable.

  • We will provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
  • We will consult with employees, through our safety group, on all matters affecting health and safety;
  • We will provide and maintain safe plant and equipment for use at work;
  • We will ensure safe handling, use and storage of substances;
  • We will provide information, instruction, and supervision of employees;
  • Employees will receive adequate training to ensure they are competent to carry out their duties;
  • We will prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health so far as is reasonably practicable;
  • Competent people will be appointed to assist us in meeting our statutory duties including, where appropriate, specialists from outside the organisation;
  • We will maintain safe and healthy work conditions;
  • We will regularly monitor this policy to ensure that the objectives are achieved.
  • We will review and, if necessary, revise the policy annually or in the light of legislative or organisational changes.