About Us

The Environmental Laboratory Ltd (ELAB) is based in St Leonards on Sea and currently employs 38 staff, including Chartered Chemists.

Equipment in use currently includes:

2   ICPMS -Agilent 7500 series instruments
5     HPLC stations
1     TOC water analyser
2     SEAL automated flow injection analysers
1      ELTRA Total Carbon and Total Sulphur soil analyser
10    GC FID chromatographs
2      Spectrophotometers UV-VIS
4      GCMS instruments, 2 of which are headspace analysers

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.