Testing, Validation, Verification &
GeoShield Validation, Verification & Integrity Testing
The GeoShield On-Site Quality Assurance Program team are experts in all areas of protection membrane design, application monitoring, integrity testing & verification. GeoShield are a fully independent hazardous ground gas protection system verifier not only in the United Kingdom but
internationally. We are founder members of the British Verification Council (BVC), are members of the Radon Council, the European Radon Association and are Supporter Members of CL:AIRE.
We hold ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and are certified with Construction Line Gold membership. GeoShield are functional members of many industry steering committees and design standard reviews.
All GeoShield testing processes are in accordance with both the BR211 Radon – Guidance on protective measures for new buildings, Radon Protective Measures Quality Management Record and those advised in CIRIA 735 Good practice on the testing and verification of protection systems for buildings against hazardous ground gases; these include air lancing, tracer gas, smoke testing, dielectric, low voltage ELD testing and vacuum box testing.
GeoShield possess decades worth of experience in On-Site Quality Assurance Programming & Warranty System support, specific fields include:
- Hazardous Ground Gas Protection System installations
- Subterranean Waterproofing, Types A, B & C
- Green & Blue Roof Waterproofing Electronic Integrity Testing
- All Vapour Control Protection Membrane Installation
- GeoShield work in alignment with all current UK Government advice & standards and receive UK Government support for global expansion via the Department of International Trade.
At GeoShield we are committed to the continuous up skilling of our workforce and increasing the levels of competency throughout all the areas of the construction world. We take great pride in being the only verification company that can assess NVQ 2 ground gas installation, NVQ 4 verification and the new CL:Aire GPVS. Our verifiers are NVQ 4, SGPV/TGPV NVQ 2 and CSSW qualified. The GeoShield Training Centre is open to all applicants.
Fundamentally, at GeoShield we realise that each construction project is unique and so approach every contract with a bespoke attitude tailor made for your specific requirements.
GEOSHIELD VERIFICATION PROGRAM
Conforming with all relevant European Standards
BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 , CIRIA 735 (2014), International Radon Measurement Association & ISO EN 9001:2015
Since 2015 construction & design standards Internationally have begun to be restructured with the aim of eliminating all possible factors that relate to the failure of systems applied to protect against life threatening ground gas ingress into new constructions. The spearhead of these changes was in the UK with the updated version of the British Standard for Good Practice on the Testing and Verification of Protection Systems for Buildings against Hazardous Ground Gases. BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 – this superseded all previous guidance.
BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 operating alongside the CIRIA 735 code of practice ‘Independent Verification & Testing Programs’ has now been harmonised by many EU Countries.
GeoShield Validation, Verification & Testing programs are currently underway across Europe including projects in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Romania, Croatia, Belgium, Turkey and as far east as the Philippines.
BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 sets the codes of practice which govern the installation of membrane systems designed to protect against the ingress of Methane, Carbon Dioxide and has annexes regarding Radon & VOC’s. Dependent on the various project criteria independent inspection is now often mandatory to ensure every effort is made to minimise the risk to life.
GeoShield Limited are founder members of the British Verification Council and are ISO EN 9001 and ISO EN 14001 Accredited.
For projects of CS2 & above (British Standards) / Amber 2 (NHBC) an Independent Testing and Verification program is required as an integral part of the project strategy. The Verification Company is usually required to be employed prior to construction. The GeoShield Verification Package is in accordance with all insistences made by the British Verification Council including £2,000,000 PI Insurance that is specific to Verification.
GeoShield GSR+ Radon Gas Protection Validation, Verification and Monitoring
Independent Ground Gas Protection Verification Services
In 2015 the British Standard for Good Practice on Gas Membrane Testing and Verification of Protection Systems for Buildings against Hazardous Ground Gases was updated, BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 supersedes all previous guidance.
BS 8485:2015+A1:2019 operating alongside the CIRIA 735 code of practice states Independent Membrane Verification and Testing Programs are as important as the design and installation process.