Working Group Laboratories

The Laboratories group deals with issues surrounding testing, safety and quality that relate to the accurate analysis of the fluids, soils, gases and materials found in the ground.

Strategic Plan

To provide a focus for promoting best practice. To facilitate a group approach to identifying and resolving issues faced by laboratories. To be a forum for formulating unified industry responses to proposed changes in legislation and standards.

To encourage and assist Members to provide high quality, appropriate and reliable testing services.

Permanent objectives

  1. Provide a forum for discussion of commercial issues.
  2. Provide a forum for discussion of issues affecting the testing sector of the ground industry (eg Health and Safety accreditation training
  3. Facilitate co-ordination of industry views and comments on new legislation, regulations and standards. (eg current work in CEN/TC 341)
  4. Support external accreditation.

AGS Laboratories WG – Terms of Reference

Publications

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The New Yellow Book – UK Specification for Ground Investigation

The UK Specification for ground investigation (the Yellow Book) has been revised by an industry working group led by the AGS and…

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[WEBINAR REPLAY] The Development of a Degree Apprenticeship in Geoscience

This free webinar from the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists will focus on the topic; The Development of a Degree Apprenticeship…

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[Webinar Bundle] Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a two-part webinar series on the subject of brownfield regeneration. The successful delivery of societal…

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[WEBINAR REPLAY] Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration: Sustainable Management of Soils

We’re pleased to announce details on the final webinar in this two part series on brownfield regeneration. The successful delivery of societal…

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[WEBINAR REPLAY] Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration: Sustainable Remediation Solutions

The successful delivery of societal resilience to changing climate depends on increased adaptation and acceptance by both society and industry of the…

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[webinar replay] Sample Disturbance: What Is It?

VIEW WEBINAR PROGRAMME HERE The aim of this free webinar is to stimulate a discussion and start a process whereby we can…

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Articles

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UK Specification for Ground Investigation (third edition) – Now Available for Purchase

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of the UK Specification for Ground Investigation – also known as ‘Yellow…

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Laboratory Assessment and Sampling Practice Webinar Summary

On 30th June, the AGS held their first webinar on the subject of laboratories, focusing on laboratory assessment and sampling practice. The…

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PFAS – the greatest challenge for the site investigation and laboratory industries?

Article provided by Geraint Williams, ALS Life Sciences, Member of the Contaminated Land and Laboratories Working Groups. “Forever chemicals”.  This is the…

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AGS Laboratories Working Group – Update

Will Fardon, who is the new Leader of the AGS Laboratories Working Group, has provided an update on the top issues the…

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AGS Helplines

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Members

Adrian Pearce UKAS
Bhavika Ramrakhyani Costain Limited
Billy O’Hara BAM Ritchies
Claire Stone I2 Analytical Limited
David Entwisle British Geological Survey
Dimitris Xirouchakis Structural Soils Ltd
Geraint Williams ALS Global
Jack Ross BAM Ritchies
John Masters Geolabs Ltd
John Powell Geolabs Ltd
Kevin Walker Soil Engineering
Liam McGahon SOCOTEC
Lynn Griffin Concept Engineering Consultants Ltd
Mark Beastall SOCOTEC
Martyn Bumstead Norfolk Partnership Laboratory
Michael Smith
Mike Varley The Environmental Laboratory
Mohamed Jaffer SOCOTEC
Paul Cathcart Ian Farmer Associates
Robert Brown Eurofins Chemtest Ltd
Stephane Schiano Geotechnics Ltd
Terho Wilson Hixtra Ltd
Terry Stafford I2 Analytical Limited
Timon Greenwood Southern Testing Laboratories
Wendy Jones Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
AGS Laboratories WG Leader Will Fardon Chemtech Environmental Ltd