Building 42 Wrest Park Silsoe BEDFORD Bedfordshire MK45 4HP
01525 860222

Odour Sensitivity Testing


Conducted at our UKAS-accredited odour laboratory in the grounds of Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, Odour Sensitivity Testing is an assessment of your individual odour sensitivity (or acuity) to n-butanol. Testing is conducted according to the method prescribed in the European Standard BSEN13725 to choose odour panellists.

The process of Odour Sensitivity Testing usually takes no more than two hours, and the result will allow you to compare your personal odour sensitivity with the population average, or in the case of odour complaints, with the complainant’s odour sensitivity.

On completion of the Odour Sensitivity Test, we will provide you with a certificate demonstrating your participation. This can be used to show your compliance with odour management plans and IAQM odour surveys to the regulator or planner.

Many of our customers also use the Odour Sensitivity Test as part of their continuing professional development (CPD) activities.


– Any operator responsible for odour evaluation within their organisation
– Anyone involved with assessing “nuisance” odours
– Environmental Consultants and Air Quality Consultants
– Environmental Health Officers

Our Odour Sensitivity Testing is offered for just £240 + VAT per person.

For more information or to book in your Odour Sensitivity Test, please call our odour team on 01525 860222.

Client testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it:

Six of our team attended the laboratory at Silsoe Odours for odour sensitivity testing. We deal with complaints about odour and thought it necessary to ensure that our noses were calibrated. The staff were friendly and helpful, and we would recommend their services.

Ayeisha Kirkham

North Kesteven District Council

To find out more about odour sensitivity testing, call 01525 860222.