RSA Geotechnics has an in-house geotechnical testing laboratory which provides a service to the company's engineering team, as well as other laboratories or clients on a subcontract basis independent of our normal site investigation and consultancy service.
Our laboratory is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for a range of common testing procedures. UKAS is the sole national body recognised by the United Kingdom government for assessing the competence of testing organisations.
This accreditation process involves an annual assessment of the laboratories analytical procedures and management system by an independent team of experts. UKAS accreditation is an assurance that the work has been carried out to stringent standards.
The laboratory's analytical methods have been assessed for compliance with BS1377, the national standard for soil testing. The laboratory quality management system has been accredited for compliance with ISO17025. This is the international standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Our clients therefore can be assured of the reliability and accuracy of the test results.
The results of the laboratory analysis are usually available within seven to ten working days. We also offer a premium 'fast track' service depending of the size and complexity of the testing programme and subject to our work commitment at the time.
We can also arrange and manage any specialist advance geotechnical testing or environmental contamination analysis which you may require using a select list of approved subcontract laboratories.