Accreditations, Recognitions, Management System
Certification according to ISO 9001:2015 (certificate)
The ISO 9001 certificate is the internationally valid basis of quality management systems. All processes in a company are structured, monitored and documented. An important aspect thereof is continuous improvement in the sense of customer satisfaction. The maintenance of the quality standards is controlled by annual third-party audits.
Accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 (certificate)
Accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 confirms our competence in the procedures listed in the certificate. Our institute is accredited for all relevant sampling methods in the field of contaminated sites (soil, soil gas, groundwater), waste and construction materials. Here Germany's National Accreditation Body, the DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle) also performs audits in 1.5 year schedules.
BAM/OFD-H Recognition for the Investigation of Federal Real Estate (certificate)
This recognition by the Federal Institute for Mineral Research and Testing (Bundeanstalt für Materialprüfung, BAM) and the Upper Finance Directorate in Hannover (Oberfinanzdirektion Hannover, OFD-H) can be awarded as further accreditation for professional competence in investigating Federal Real Estate, for example military installations.
Examination Center according to § 18 BBodSchG (certificate)
Bavaria issued a “Regulation on experts and examination centers for the protection of the soil and treatment of contaminated sites in Bavaria (VSU Boden und Altlasten)" for the implementation of the Federal Soil Protection Act (Bundesbodenschutzgesetz). This applies to experts (see below) and to examination centers for both sampling and laboratory analyses. Since 2002, public contracts in the field of contaminated sites may only be awarded to specifically authorized people or companies. The basis for the authorization as an examination center for sampling is an accreditation or a specialized audit by the Bavarian State Environmental Agency (Bayerische Landesamt für Umwelt, LfU). Our institute is authorized for all sampling sectors (1a to 5a; sampling and on-site analysis of solid matter, groundwater, leachate, surface water, soil gas and landfill gas).
Authorized Experts on Contaminations according to § 18 BBodSchG, Mr. Schillinger (certificate), Mr. Struller (certificate)
In addition to our authorization as an examination center for sampling, numerous of our staff members are certified as authorized experts on contaminations according to § 18 BBodSchG (Federal Soil Protection Act). They cover the following special fields:
SG 1 („extensive and site-specific and historical surveys")
SG 2 “(risk assessment for the pathway soil – groundwater")
SG 5 (“remediation")
The accreditation is granted by the Bavarian Environmental Agency (LfU) after a verification of references and a thorough oral examination.
Mr. Schillinger is moreover a member of the board of examiners for the authorization of experts in the specialist field SG2.
Contaminated Site Coordinators according to DGUV rule 101-004 (formerly BGR 128) "Contaminated Areas"
All members of our staff have the expertise according to DGUV rule 101-004 (formerly BGR 128) (Occupational Safety Regulations - Contaminated Areas). They may perform remediation work in areas where contaminants occur and professionally plan and supervise such tasks as regards occupational safety, immission control and environmental protection. TRGS 524 ("Technical regulations for hazardous substances, protection measures and work within contaminated areas") is an update of DGUV rule 101-004. The expertise according to DGUV rule 101-004 includes that covered in TRGS 524.