Extension to Accreditation for Process & Recreational Waters
May 9, 2017
ALS Environmental are the UK's leading provider of water testing. As part of our on-going commitment to provide the highest standards of quality and accreditation we have been undertaking a review of our accreditation coverage for Process and Recreational waters at our Coventry laboratory. This development in accreditation forms part of our integration with the former ALcontrol laboratory business purchased in November 2016.
In January 2015 following UKAS Guidance, ALS Environmental introduced sample matrix level accreditation. Practically, this meant that a laboratory had to provide validation data for all sample matrix types that they claim ISO 17025 accreditation for. At the time we undertook fewer tests for Process and Recreational waters. We have now begun the process of extending our scope of accreditation for these matrices and are happy to announce that Turbidity and Colour are now UKAS accredited for both the Process and Recreational water matrix
Upon the extension to scope being granted by UKAS our Inorganic Chemistry Manager at ALS Coventry, Christopher Law, comments:
Adding UKAS accreditation to Colour and Turbidity is the first step in a significant extension to scope that we are undertaking at the Coventry laboratory. We are hoping to have more extensions to scope over the coming weeks to strengthen our portfolio of accreditation for both Process and Recreational Waters.
ALS Environmental, who recently became Founder Members of the Closed System Control Association (CSCA), view our accreditation of Process waters as key to this growing market. The CSCA is a membership organisation for companies who actively support and demonstrate a sound approach to the control of water quality in closed systems and we at ALS feel that by extending our scope of accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the CSCA.