News archives for November 2014

SEGL geotechnical laboratory achieves 21 consecutive years of UKAS Accreditation

The geotechnical laboratory of Soil Engineering Geoservices recently underwent its annual UKAS surveillance audit. The audit was carried out over two days by United Kingdom Accreditation Services. The purpose of the visit was to carry out an examination of the laboratory’s ability to meet the requirements of UKAS and ISO 17025:2005 whilst conducting testing activities for both its internal and external customers.

The assessment covered both in situ testing and laboratory based geotechnical testing and was rigorous, with test procedures, quality and management systems as well as calibration procedures all being under the spotlight.

The laboratory successfully maintained its accreditation for the 21st consecutive year.

Of the laboratory staff and personnel it was reported that “the laboratory benefits from a stable and experienced workforce who, based on the evidence of the testing witnessed, are well and effectively trained. The testing was carried out to a high degree of conformance with the requirements of the respective standards, and with both confidence and fluency.”

The UKAS Certificate and full Schedule of Accreditation can be found at Testing Laboratory No. 1265

Soil Engineering host MSc students for rock core description and logging course


Soil Engineering recognise the importance of training young engineering geologists to correctly log and describe rock core in accordance with the British Standard. To support this the company have hosted two groups of 15 students from Leeds University MSc Engineering Geology Course at their Leeds facility, providing both practical and very relevant experience. SEGL made available core from a variety of geographic regions across the UK, such that sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks were all represented.

This day of practical logging of core reflects an ongoing collaboration with Leeds University which provides both lectures to the MSc Course as well as valuable ‘hands on’ experience for the students.

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