Quality & Accreditation
ALS in the UK operate a fully documented quality management system accredited by UKAS to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. We hold UKAS accreditation to the Drinking Water Inspectorates’ Drinking Water Testing Specification for drinking water testing and the Environment Agencies’ MCERTS scheme for a wide range of determinands.
In the UK, between ALS Environmental & ALS Life Sciences we hold one of the largest schedules of accreditation in the UK environmental sector but we also offer additional unaccredited services.
ALS Environmental's full accreditation schedules and certificate's can be seen below:
The UKAS accreditation status of ALS Life Sciences can be seen below:
|1291 Hawarden accreditation certificate||Hawarden schedule of accreditation|
ALS in the UK participate in a range of proficiency testing schemes, including: -
|PT Scheme||Analysis Covered|
|AIMS and AISS||Asbestos Identification|
|CRYPTS, EQA, LEAP and QWAS||Microbiology and Cryptosporidium|
|Aquacheck, Contest and RTC||Organic and Inorganic Chemistry|
ALS Environmental's Legionella testing laboratory holds an LCA Certificate of Registration which is issued by the Legionella Control Association (LCA). This laboratory is based in Coventry and utilises the MALDI-ToF confirmation technique with additional capacity at our Coatbridge laboratory.
We hold a membership certificate from the Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATAC)