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Our job consists of enabling our customers to do theirs safely

The Apave


Apave is an international group specialised in risk management with more than 150 years of experience.


Our 14,000 employees work at our customers’ request on regulatory and non-regulatory assignments related to risk management. Apave offers services and expertise in 5 areas: inspection, training, tests-measurements, certification and labelling, consulting and technical support.


Whether it relates to personal safety, site safety and compliance, environmental safety or digital security, Apave’s mission is to be a trusted third party for its customers at all times.



Acting as a trusted partner to make the world safer, more sustainable and a source of shared progress.


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Our 5 areas of business activities are complementary and enable you to combine safety and performance at every stage of your project. 

Picto inspection


We check the reliability of your facilities, equipment, structures, infrastructures and buildings to keep them compliant during commissioning as well as operation.

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Tests and measurements

We carry out tests of all types using simulators that reproduce actual stresses. We also take air, water and soil samples and measurements to monitor their quality and better manage your risks and impact on the environment.

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Certification and Labelling

We certify your systems dedicated to management, skills, products or services.
We also develop certification labels in line with a strict reference framework.

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Our unique model using trainer-inspectors enables 350,000 people per year to take part in training courses that result in certifcation, a real credential for their professional futures.

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Consulting and technical support

We help you improve the safety and health of your teams by lowering the industrial accident rates and the risk of incidents.



  • Competent teams who take pride in their work
  • High-level technical and regulatory expertise
  • A unique model of trainers - inspectors
  • Significant operational coverage in France and abroad
  • A presence throughout the value chain: “Testing Inspection Certification” supplemented by training, advice and technical support
  • A strong and recognised historical brand

Aware of technological changes and the challenges of the ecological transition, the Group is taking the necessary steps to continue its transformation to rank among the world's top 5 in our four priority sectors by 2025. This realistic ambition is possible thanks to the professionalism of our 14,000 employees, whom I know demonstrate unfailing commitment

Philippe Maillard
Philippe Maillard
Apave group ceo