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Consumer goods – Retail

Ensure the safety of your teams and customers in your facilities


The sustainability of the sector is fundamental, but it has to adapt to new consumption patterns, culminating in an increase in online purchases, further exacerbated by the health crisis and the global and international market situation. With needs for increasing digitisation while maintaining local service, safety is a challenge for the consumer, and a selling point for you
Apave and its experts can help you control your risks on a daily basis.

Did you know?

Electrical risks are also dangerous for buildings and installations. Electrical malfunctions are the source of fire, untimely start-up or shut-down of electrical equipment.

Your challenges related

to risk management

Your challenges related to human risks

  • The health and safety of your employees in their workplaces, by complying with the regulatory standards for public buildings (ERP)
  • Leverage your in-house resources using distance learning courses

  Your challenges related to technical risks

  • The satisfaction and safety of your customers by implementing inspections, tests, certifications and accreditations of your products 
  • Improving the service life of your equipment and developing your network of locations
  • Optimising safety in your storage warehouses
  • Compliance of health protocols


Your challenges related to environmental risks

  • Environmental impacts throughout the supply chain as far as delivery to the customer

Your challenges related to Digital and Technological risks

  • Implementing innovative solutions to sell online
  • Cybersecurity to protect your customers’ data


Controlling all these risks will enable you to develop your business, improve the quality of your products and associated services while contributing to the development of more environmentally friendly models, to contribute to tomorrow's world.


The complete Apave offer

to meet your challenges

  • Technical Inspection during Construction
  • A real commitment to taking account of environmental issues.
  • Support for periodic checks of your facilities and equipment.
  • Recognised expertise in the field of food hygiene and traceability.
  • A proven player in conducting tests on products and their certification.
  • Innovative training courses to make the most of your teams' potential.
  • Qualification tests for CE marking with our subsidiary Sopemea.

Apave supports you internationally

You are

in the design/construction phase

A man holding a yellow helmet outside a construction site
A man holding a yellow helmet outside a construction site

Your challenge: to construct and develop your infrastructures to safely accommodate your customers and staff

  • BIM innovation: the first end-to-end platform from design to operation for your property development projects
  • Carry out the public safety and security study (ESSP) for your development and construction operations
  • Environmental protection: Survey of polluted sites and soils
  • Comply with current regulations through technical inspections during construction
  • Risk prevention, health and safety with the H&S coordination roles
  • Disabled access
  • Prevention of fire risks
  • Assistance in obtaining energy and environmental accreditations to combine energy efficiency with environmental impacts

You are

in the operating/maintenance phase

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A man in a yellow waistcoat controlling a production line

Your challenge: keep your facilities and equipment in working order to improve their profitability, ensure the safety of people and enable service continuity


  • Maintain compliance of the existing system through periodic and regulatory inspections of electrical and fire systems, lifts, automatic doors and gates, heating/air conditioning, pressurised equipment, etc.
  • Implement a Health & Safety at Work policy to adopt a real safety culture
  • Prevent accidents with Avert InOne
  • Prevent and limit the risks of criminal acts to reduce financial losses
  • Preventive approach to occupational risks: DUER – single risk assessment document
  • Structure the supply chain by integrating digital solutions (stock management, delivery terminals, click-and-collect, etc.)
  • Training: CACES / Work at height / Electrical certification / Visitor and public reception / Safety officer

You have

to manage the health crisis

A shop door with the Open logo
A shop door with the Open logo
  • Implement health protocols
  • Support to define a crisis management strategy
  • Business continuity plan
  • Measurement of IAQ / Aeration-ventilation of workplaces
  • Certification of the Quality Management System (ISO 9001): consider the organisation and way the company operates as a whole to increase your performance and competitiveness
  • Certification of the food safety management system: ISO 2200

You are

responsible for the products and services sold in your establishments

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A woman in an apron controlling a production line
  • Product and/or service certification makes it possible to show your customers that what they are going to consume and use meets a reference standard, guaranteeing quality, reliability and safety
  • Private label products meet current regulations
  • Audit and consultancy assignments
  • Obtain management system certification
    • ISO 28000 certification: security management systems for the supply chain
    • ISO 27001 certification: Information security management

Why choose




Apave holds ministerial approvals as a technical inspector of constructions and to carry out regulatory technical checks in public buildings and high-rise buildings.


Solid experience in controlling risks specific to public buildings from the design phase to the operating phase.


Commitment of our employees and their willingness to be trusted partners.

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