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UKAS accredits a large number of laboratories that carry out environmental testing services. UKAS accreditation uses criteria and procedures specifically to determine technical competence. Laboratory accreditation is carried out against the internationally recognised standard ISO/IEC 17025 to 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


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