Envirolab Group is proud to announce that Envirolab Services Melbourne, has achieved NATA Accreditation for EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) and NTA (Nitrilotriacetic acid), effective Thursday, 22 October 2020. The news of successful accreditation means that Envirolab Services Melbourne is the second laboratory within Australia and the first laboratory in Melbourne with certification with the nationally recognised testing body, NATA, for soils.
Despite the ongoing COVID lockdown challenges being faced in Melbourne, the team has powered through after many months of rigorous audits and assessments. The company takes this opportunity to extend a special thanks to our team involved, including Group Organics Manager, David Williams, Chris Holden, and the team in Melbourne for assisting in the achievement of this recognition. We also thank our clients for your patience throughout this process.
Group Commercial Manager, David Springer said, "This accreditation is great news for our Melbourne lab's environmental contamination testing services capabilities and especially helpful for IWRG631 and the new waste disposal categories in Victoria."
Following the satisfactory technical review of the methods and associated data by NATA, scope of accreditation has been extended to include:
ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)
|Analysis for residues and contaminants - Hydrocarbons, phthalates, industrial chemicals.
||Waters for potable and domestic purposes; Bore waters; Ground waters; Saline waters; Sediments; Sludges; Soils; Waste waters; Sediments; Sewage; Sludges; Soils
||Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA); Nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA)
||In-house Org-001, Org-002 and Org-022
Other Acidic compounds in accordance with ELN-P09
The above and current scope of accreditation of Envirolab Services Melbourne can also be found in the NATA website directory.
This achievement accompanies Envirolab Services Melbourne's recent extension of NATA Accreditation to cyanide analysis, COD/TKN and various TOC/TC (August) and for PFAS compounds by LC-MS-MS (July).
Significance of NATA Accreditation in laboratory testing services and ISO 17025 Certification
NATA Accreditation provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts. This accreditation is highly regarded as it formally recognises facilities across a range of industries that provide excellent standards of service in reliability, safety and efficiency in technical services.
The accreditation is granted to laboratories in compliance with the international standard, ISO/IEC 17025 (2017) and the service-specific criteria, which is determined via an on-site assessment of resources, procedures and documentation. As part of gaining accreditation, Envirolab Services Melbourne was required to demonstrate that it can competently perform all activities included within the concerned class or field of accreditation.
NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities), Australia is an authority that provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts for customers who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services.
For more information about assessment and accreditation, visit the NATA website.