ELAB NEWS & SERVICES UPDATE – May 2021
ELAB’s GCxGC instrument offers comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography to analyse TPH CWG samples. This method utilises a two-column set up which enables us to fully separate aliphatic and aromatic fractions, removing the need for traditional manual separation techniques. This gives us better precision and faster turnaround compared to that of a more conventional GC method. This method is MCERTS accredited for specific carbon bandings. Read More.

ELAB NEWS & SERVICES UPDATE – March 2021
During yet another COVID lockdown ELAB remains open to accept samples and deliver on quality results. Like all businesses during this time, we are affected by staff self-isolation and courier shortages however be assured we are making every effort to provide the level of service you have come to expect. Read More.

ELAB NEWS & SERVICES UPDATE – February 2021
ELAB were pleased to host the UKAS surveillance team in January for our annual accreditation review under ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This year however, due to COVID restrictions we undertook our first virtual assessment with the team. Read More.

ELAB NEWS & SERVICES UPDATE – January 2021
Another National lockdown is not the best start to the year for any of us but one we have learnt to cope with. There is light at the end of the COVID tunnel, but we have to remain vigilant until we are free of the restrictions. Read More.

ELAB NEWS & SERVICES UPDATE – November 2020
Post Phase 1 Desk Top Studies, it may still be unclear on the type and extent of the contamination present on site, and the analysis suites that should be scheduled for the Laboratory to undertake. Read More.

ELAB NEWS & SERVICES UPDATE – October 2020
Announcing new restrictions, first minister Mark Drakeford for The Welsh Government imposed widespread restrictions coming into effect from 23 October to 9 November. According to its website, people must work from home if they can, but construction may continue on sites under strict compliance with social distancing rules. The only impact on construction there would be reinforced vigilance and compliance. Read More.

ASBESTOS QUANTIFICATION SERVICE
ELAB’s UKAS schedule of accreditation includes the Quantification of Asbestos in soil, aggregates, and associated materials. Quantification is undertaken in three main stages as detailed in the flow chart shown on the right (click to open). Most significantly ELAB are able to include the quantification of any free asbestos fibres present in the soil matrix. To facilitate testing and in-line with best practice, ELAB now recommends a separate sample container containing at least 1 kg of material. Read More.

ELAB Operational and Supporting our Clients
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. Read More.

ELAB NEWS & SERVICES UPDATE – September 2020
From our lab on the South Coast we can provide all the testing needed to give you peace of mind that your topsoil is the quality you need. For further information on our services please download Read More.