Inspection firm Intertek is expanding and upgrading its specialist Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) facility in Cortland, New York to provide a faster testing and certification service.

Key features of the new Center of Excellence include a new chemical lab, eyewear lab and expansion of the existing helmet lab. All three labs, along with the current physical clothing lab on site, will all be getting state-of-the-art equipment.

As well as speeding the testing of safety products, the new lab will increase the amount of certifications that can be achieved for the Safety Equipment Institute, which administers third-party certification and tests and certifies a range of safety and protective products.