European Turfgrass Laboratories Ltd, based in Stirling, Scotland are pleased to announce that they have been re-accredited by the A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) in the Geotechnical/Putting Green Materials field of testing (Certificate No. 903.01) for the seventh time. ETL have been accredited in this field since 1997 and this accreditation is now extended until April 2011.
Accreditation is a key component to the business and it ensures that ETL remain on the soil physical testing laboratories list approved by the USGA - currently, 1 of 10 such laboratories in the world to achieve this status.
The re-accreditation process is carried out every two years where an external assessor from the A2LA visits the laboratory and audits the quality management system, the premises and the staff. This constant monitoring ensures that ETL remains one of the leading sportsturf testing centres in the world.
ETL's scope of accreditation includes analysis required for testing to the 2004 USGA Recommendations. Copies of this scope are available upon request.
The company are also proud to unveil their new website - www.etl-ltd.com.