• ISO/IEC 17025

Laboratory Accreditation | Environmental & Renewable Energy

Environmental & Renewable Energy

UKAS accredits a large number of laboratories that carry out environmental testing services to the internationally recognised standard ISO/IEC 17025.

Accreditation assess factors relevant to a laboratory’s ability to produce precise, accurate tests and data including the technical competence of staff, the validity and appropriateness of test methods, the suitability and maintenance of test equipment, the testing environment, sampling, handling and transportation of test items, and the quality assurance of test data.

UKAS accredits the following areas of environmental testing:
  • Radiochemistry & Radiological
  • Asbestos sampling & analysis
  • Soil sampling & chemistry analysis (contaminated land)
  • Water Drinking Water, Waste Water, Effluents, Leachates
  • Water & Environmental Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Stack Emissions, Atmospheric Pollutants – Sampling & analysis
  • Landfill Gas – Sampling & analysis
  • Gases
  • Surface Chemistry analysis
  • Sensory analysis
  • Paints, Coatings and General
  • Drugs of abuse
Renewable Energy

UKAS accredits laboratory testing of environmental performance and environmental efficiency. Laboratory testing is used to identify the performance of devices used in the harnessing and monitoring of both traditional and renewable energies. Laboratory testing is also fundamental to the proving of new technologies such as tidal and wind (or solar) energy.

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Readiness Assessment Tool

We appreciate the journey to accreditation can be daunting, with this in mind we’ve created a Readiness Assessment Tool. Start your self-assessment against the expectations of ISO/IEC 17025 and find out how ready you are to apply click here.

UKAS Training Academy

To support our accreditation work, the UKAS Training Academy offers a range of public and on-site training courses. Our portfolio of courses provide UK & overseas delegates with knowledge and best practice of accreditation practices and conformity assessment systems.

To find out more about courses specific to this standard, click here.