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The Environmental Laboratory Ltd (ELAB) can provide a tailored waste discharge report covering all the typical contaminates limited and controlled by the waste sewage undertakers.

Website at https://elab-uk.co.uk/

Specialises in the testing of air/gas, soil, water and leachate samples. We also provide on-site environmental monitoring services and environmental monitoring equipment hire. Our services include air/gas, soil and water analysis, inorganics and organics analysis, Geotechnical chemical testing, metals analysis, as well as asbestos identification, waste characterisation testing and waste acceptance criteria .

Soil and Water Contamination - Topsoil Analysis and Testing | ELAB

There are unacceptable risks to human health and the environment from historic land contamination which were addressed in the UK through the Environmental Protection Act 1990. br The Environment Agency (EA) and DEFRA provides further information on the legal framework and issues related to bringing contaminated land back into safe use.

Asbestos Exposure - Asbestos Fibres | ELAB

 Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used by the construction industry in building materials in the UK until mid-1980. As a guide any building constructed before 2000 could contain asbestos and subsequent demolition and of these buildings and burial of building waste could have resulted in land becoming contaminated with asbestos fibres.

Deviating samples - analysis and checking lab | ELAB

Deviating samples are samples which may jeopardise the validity of the reported test result for one or more of the following reasons:
The Landfill Directive (EU Directive 99/31/EC) places controls on waste disposal which include the requirements to follow waste acceptance procedures
and criteria agreed by the Council of the EU. The waste acceptance procedures and criteria are set out in the Council Decision (2003/33/EC), and in Schedule 10 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. Further information on WAC is available from the Environmental

Waste discharge analysis - Trade Effluent | ELAB

The Water Industry Act 1991 requires that any liquid produced by your company as part of its business activity on trading premises which is discharged into the public sewage system requires consent from the local sewage waste undertakers (waste water utility company).

On-site Monitoring & Equipment Hire

On-site Monitoring & Equipment Hire
The Environment Agency (EA) regulates all businesses that make emissions to land, air and water. If your business needs an EA permit to operate you
probably have a requirement to monitor your emissions either continuously or at prescribed intervals.
 Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010
The Contaminated Land (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
The Landfill Regulations 2005
Waste Acceptance Criteria 2005
The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

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Asbestos Exposure - Asbestos Fibres at ELAB

Asbestos Exposure - Asbestos Fibres at ELAB

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used by the construction industry in building materials in the UK until mid-1980. As a guide any building constructed before 2000 could contain asbestos and subsequent demolition and of these buildings and burial of building waste could have resulted in land becoming contaminated with asbestos fibres.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 which came into force 6 April 2012 reinforces the earlier regulations of 2006 which places a requirement on employers to protect their employees from exposure to asbestos. When in doubt about the presence of this contaminate in existing buildings, demolition sites or brownfield sites, assume it exists until testing by an accredited laboratory has shown the samples submitted are free from Asbestos contamination.
Asbestos is the name given to a group of fibrous, naturally occurring, complex silicate minerals, including:
Chrysotile (White)
Amosite (Brown)
Anthophyllite
Crocidolite (Blue)
Actinolite
Tremolite
It is a class 1 carcinogen and causes a range of respiratory diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma—often remaining dormant for 15-40 years. The needle-shaped fibres can lodge in the lungs but can take some time to cause symptoms.
 ELAB provides P401 fully trained technicians to examine and identify all forms of asbestos and indicates the likely levels of operator exposure when handling sample material.

Source: - https://elab-uk.co.uk/asbestos.html

Job Vacancies in Elab

An exciting opportunity to work with a well-established environmental testing laboratory in East Sussex, providing contamination data reports on soil, water and leachates to clients in Construction and Brown Field Development.

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Environmental Laboratory Testing Services

Environmental Laboratory Testing Services

The Environmental Laboratory Ltd was established in 2003 and acquired by the Sigma-HSE Ltd in 2013. With over 35 years’ experience in the chemical analysis of contaminated land and water. We have experts on hand to discuss your analysis requirements and provide expert advice on sample collection and retention times to avoid deviating results. We provide dedicated Client Liaison Support to ensure complete satisfaction with our service delivery and a Report evaluation team including two Chartered Chemists who review report data and check QA information to ensure data integrity. Our Customer Service Team is always happy to discuss work progress on existing projects or develop a quote for any special testing you may have.
As a company The Environmental Laboratory (ELAB) is dedicated to producing accurate results in the timescale required by the client and to maintain a single point of contact. We pride ourselves on achieving agreed deadlines and are happy to increase input to these jobs so to maintain these goals. It is also our policy to use the most up to date equipment and instrumentation, which, along with our UKAS accreditation status means that your results will be accurate and reproducible.
Our major clients include Site Investigation, Consulting Engineers, Remediation Contractors, Local Government Bodies and Environmental Consultants.
The Environmental Laboratory Ltd (ELAB) is based in St Leonards on Sea and currently employs 25 staff, including Chartered Chemists and experienced laboratory technicians.
Equipment and technologies currently in use includes:
ICP-MS with ISIS discrete sampling
High Pressure Liquid chromatography (HPLC)
High Pressure Ion Chromatography
Analytical TOC/DOC instruments
Automated flow injection analysers
Total Carbon and Total Sulphur soil analyser
GC FID chromatographs
Gas Chromatograph with Mass Spec (GC-MS)
Headspace GC-MS
Hybrid dual Headspace/GC-MS
GC-GC with two dimensional GC-FID
We also have a laboratory dedicated to the analysis of asbestos in soils
With over 30 years experience in the chemical analysis of contaminated land and water, we have experts on hand to discuss required analysis and also the reports which are produced. Our Business Development Manager has 15 years in similar positions and also oversees reporting. He is always happy to discuss work progress or any new projects or special testing you may have.
As a company The Environmental Laboratory (ELAB) is dedicated to producing accurate results in the timescale required by the client and, to this end, we are happy to work a weekend shift if notified in advance of urgent turnaround. It is also policy to use only the most up to date equipment and instrumentation, which, along with our accreditation status means that our results will be high quality and reliability delivered.
Our major clients include Consulting Engineers, Remediation Contractors, Local Government Bodies and Environmental Consultants.
The Environmental Laboratory Ltd was established in 2003 and acquired by the Sigma-HSE Group in 2013.
Visit Website: - https://elab-uk.co.uk/

News and Updates - Environmental | ELAB

 Here at ELAB we have kept the doors open during the COVID crisis maintaining high levels of hygiene and safe social distancing within the workplace.

Soil and Water Contamination - Topsoil Analysis and Testing | ELAB

There are unacceptable risks to human health and the environment from historic land contamination which were addressed in the UK through the Environmental Protection Act 1990. br The Environment Agency (EA) and DEFRA provides further information on the legal framework and issues related to bringing contaminated land back into safe use.

Asbestos Exposure - Asbestos Fibres | ELAB

 Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used by the construction industry in building materials in the UK until mid-1980. As a guide any building constructed before 2000 could contain asbestos and subsequent demolition and of these buildings and burial of building waste could have resulted in land becoming contaminated with asbestos fibres.

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Soil and Water Contamination - Topsoil Analysis and Testing- ELAB

Soil and Water Contamination - Topsoil Analysis and Testing- ELAB

Contaminated Land, Water and Leachates Analysis
There are unacceptable risks to human health and the environment from historic land contamination which were addressed in the UK through the Environmental Protection Act 1990. br The Environment Agency (EA) and DEFRA provides further information on the legal framework and issues related to bringing contaminated land back into safe use.
At ELAB we can help provide data on both toxicity in soil and its effect on the environment. Our data reporting meets the needs of specialists including Site Investigators, Remediation Specialists, Geotechnical and Geo-environmental experts and Engineering Consultants.
Our range of testing services include:
Metals Analysis
We use ICP-MS for metals analysis, and can offer analysis of a large number of metals down to very low detection levels.

 Aluminium
Arsenic
Barium
Beryllium
Boron (Water Soluble)
Cadmium
Calcium
Chromium
Chromium (Hexavalent)
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
 Lead
Magnesium
Magnesium (available)
Magnesium (Water Soluble)
Manganese
Mercury
Molybdenum
Nickel
Phosphorus (available)
Phosphorus
Potassium (available)

 Potassium
Selenium
Sodium
Vanadium
Zinc
Antimony
Gold
Lithium
Silver
Strontium
Thallium
Tin

Analysis of Organic Compounds
These are analysed using GC-MS or GC-FID. Regularly analysed are PAH's, PCB's, SVOC's, Volatile Compounds (by gcms headspace analysis), OrganoChlorine and Organonitrogen pesticides . Again detection levels are very low. We have occasionally analysed for explosives.

Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene and Xylene (BTEX)
Pesticides & Herbicides
Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Semi-volatile Organic Compounds (SVOC)
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH including CWG)
We provides soil and water contamination service. Our range of services include Topsoil Analysis, Analysis of Organic Compounds etc.
Know More: - https://elab-uk.co.uk/soil-water-contamination.html

WAC - Waste Acceptance Procedures and Criteria | ELAB

The Landfill Directive (EU Directive 99/31/EC) places controls on waste disposal which include the requirements to follow waste acceptance procedures and criteria agreed by the Council of the EU. The waste acceptance procedures and criteria are set out in the Council Decision (2003/33/EC), and in Schedule 10 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. Further information on WAC is available from the Environmental Agency.

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WAC - Waste Acceptance Procedures and Criteria- ELAB

WAC - Waste Acceptance Procedures and Criteria- ELAB

The waste acceptance procedures and criteria are set out in the Council Decision (2003/33/EC). The Landfill Directive (EU Directive 99/31/EC) places controls on waste disposal which include the requirements to follow waste acceptance procedures and criteria agreed by the Council of the EU. The waste acceptance procedures and criteria are set out in the Council Decision (2003/33/EC), and in Schedule 10 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. Further information on WAC is available from the Environmental Agency.

If you believe that the waste you need to dispose of should go to a landfill then you need to establish if the waste meets the acceptance criteria of the disposal site. ELAB provide the following standard test suites to BS 12457-3 :

WAC – Full Waste Suite
WAC – Inert Waste Suite
WAC – Hazardous Waste Suite

Additionally we undertake testing to support Waste Characterisation Procedures. Technical Guidance WM3: Waste Classification - Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste, has now been published by the Environmental Agency and can be found on the UK Government site.
ELAB can offer quick turnaround on WAC Single Stage testing (10:1 leaching test) as recommended by the Environmental Agency to replace the traditional two stage batch test. For further information on how adopting this testing strategy can save you time and money please call our Client Liaison Manager on 01424 718618 or 07956 550806.

Visit Website: - https://elab-uk.co.uk/waste-acceptance-criteria.html

On Site Test Equipment - Dust and Vapour Monitoring | ELAB

The Environment Agency (EA) regulates all businesses that make emissions to land, air and water. If your business needs an EA permit to operate you probably have a requirement to monitor your emissions either continuously or at prescribed intervals.

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Deviating samples - analysis and checking lab- ELAB

Deviating samples - analysis and checking lab- ELAB

Deviating samples are samples which may jeopardise the validity of the reported test result for one or more of the following reasons:
are not preserved correctly
may have exceeded their maximum holding time prior to analysis
lack the date and time of sampling
are not cooled
have inappropriate headspace
have insufficient quantity
Accordingly we will review all samples on receipt and a trained ELAB technician will assess whether the sample is suitable with regard to the requested test(s). Should the sample be found to be deviating, we will contact you and request further instructions. Should you wish the deviating sample to be analysed, we will include a disclaimer in the report, clearly stating that the sample was deviating and that, as a result, the test result(s) may be invalid.
To help you prepare your samples, call and discuss your needs with our Technical team who will provide the appropriate containers in thermally insulated boxes for free transportation to our labs.
Source: - https://elab-uk.co.uk/deviating-samples.html

  • The Environmental Laboratory Ltd was established in 2003 and acquired by the Sigma-HSE Ltd in 2013. With over 35 years’ experience in the chemical analysis of contaminated land and water. We have experts on hand to discuss your analysis requirements and provide expert advice on sample collection and retention times to avoid deviating results. We provide dedicated Client Liaison Support to ensure complete satisfaction with our service delivery and a Report evaluation team including two Chartered Chemists who review report data and check QA information to ensure data integrity. Our Customer Service Team is always happy to discuss work progress on existing projects or develop a quote for any special testing you may have.

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