South East Laboratories Ltd., was first granted the UKAS accreditation Water Testing in 2017. The laboratory was certified for its high quality analytical facilities and met strict international quality standards for testing facilities for both chemical and microbiological analysis in water. The certification documentation can be viewed on the UKAS website here.
Jorge Alvarez Pinera, Laboratory Manager at South East Laboratories said: “It has been an exciting year for South East Laboratories Ltd since the laboratory started developing its water analysis services in late 2016. Since opening, our staff have been devoted to achieving the renowned UKAS accreditation, whilst meeting client standards and gaining clients trust."
South East Laboraties Ltd., now extends its testing to allow premises and facilities managers to meet the legal obligations with regard to Legionnaires' disease.
Legionnaires’, a severe pneumonia, is a respiratory infection caused by Legionella pneumophila. Other Legionella species could be a potential health risk as well (Pontiac fever). Moreover, they are an indicator of potential presence of Legionella pneumophila. These are all tested for in our UKAS accredited labs. The infection is contracted as a consequence of inhalation of water aerosols carrying the bacteria. Any water system could be a source of Legionella given the right conditions (dead legs, stagnant water, hot temperature between 25-45 degrees Celsius). Showers and taps are the most common sources of Legionella infections.
South East Laboratories Ltd., advises: "Protect your businesses and residential premises and home. Reduce the risk of Legionella contamination by regularly monitoring your water systems. Remember, it is a legal requirement for all businesses in the UK to have a scheduled risk assessment for Legionella presence in their water systems."
Holding UKAS accreditation confirms we have high quality testing systems in place, and it endorses our customer's confidence in our wide range of analytical services for testing water for a wide range of business sectors. Our testing facilities can be used to meet individual and complex testing needs and we will design bespoke testing profiles and sets to mesh with any individual routines and requirements.