RPS laboratories achieve MCERTS accreditation for Stack Analysis
01 October 2019 | 1 min read
RPS is pleased to announce that following a robust validation programme and a recent UKAS audit, our Manchester laboratory has received Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) accreditation status.
In January 2017, the Environment Agency published a document2 entitled ‘Performance standard for laboratories carrying out testing of samples from stack emissions monitoring’. This was published as a result of The Environment Agency recognising that laboratories were working to very different standards. The main aim of MCERTS is to:
‘...ensure that by setting quality standards, which everybody must work towards, the standard promotes and raises the professional reputation of people and organisations involved in performing chemical testing of samples taken for monitoring pollution from chimney stacks.’
The standard focuses on how to carry out and report analytical results for stack emission samples and stipulates that “Skilled people must carry out the work using internationally recognised methods.”
Founded in 1970, RPS, A Tetra Tech Company (RPS) is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services.
RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.
For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com.