How will Brexit Affect your Contracted Laboratory Service?
You may wonder how the UK leaving the EU will impact your industry. Suppose you currently avail of contract laboratory services in the UK. In that case, the effects of a no-deal Brexit may have major implications on the ability of UK-based laboratories to provide a reliable service.
Brexit’s Effect on Transport, Sample Preservation & Holding Times
The EU Customs Union means goods (and services) can move freely within the EU with no tariffs applied as they move from one country to another. Without this agreement, there will inevitably be delays between Ireland and the UK.
All ISO 17025:2005 accredited laboratories are required to maintain the temperature of the water during transport. To accurately analyse most water matrices to meet IS0 17025 specifications, there is a maximum of 24 hours to reach the laboratory. With the likelihood of delays at border checks and ports due to Brexit, it is expected to become nearly impossible to meet these standards.
How can we help?
To avoid any uncertainty regarding transport delays, sample preservation and holding times, you should only use an accredited Irish laboratory. Southern Scientific Services Ltd is a wholly Irish-owned and operated company based in Co. Kerry. We are accredited by INAB to ISO 17025 standards for analysis. View the details of our scope here.
We provide the following benefits to give you peace of mind:
- ISO 17025 accredited analysis
- Professional advice and knowledge
- Courier collection service
- Sampling by our expert Field Services Technicians
- Free sampling kits
- Fast turnaround of results
- 100% Irish owned and run
We have been dedicated to our customers for the last 25 years. Our team have extensive knowledge and years of experience, so you know you are in great hands.