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Steve Sidney

Coal Analysis PT Scheme

The NLA-SA is pleased to advise all interested laboratories that Proficiency Testing Australia, pta, is providing a proficiency testing scheme (PTS) for Coal in March 2013.

The scheme will be marketed directly to the participants by pta in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043 (2010): Conformity assessment – general requirements for proficiency testing.

Please find links to the following documents: PTS description, pta customer form. Please complete the registration form should your laboratory be interested in participating in this scheme.

Coal PT Scheme Letter of Intent

Coal PT Scheme Registration Form

Please contact pta if you have any further questions or wish to participate

Organochlorine pesticides in water proficiency testing scheme

The NLA-SA is pleased to advise all interested laboratories that the National Metrology Institute of Souith Africa, NMISA, is providing a proficiency testing scheme (PTS) for the measurement of organochlorine pesticides in water in February 2013.

The scheme will be marketed directly to the participants by NMISA in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043 (2010): Conformity assessment – general requirements for proficiency testing.

Please find links to the following documents: PTS description, NMISA customer form and PTS registration form. Please complete both customer and registration forms should your laboratory be interested in participating in this scheme. A quotation will then be provided to you.

OCP in Water Scheme Letter

OCP in Water Scheme Registration Form

OCP in Water Scheme Description

NMISA Registration Information

The cost for this scheme will be R 1 500.00 (0% VAT) excl. delivery fees. Kindly ensure that the NMISA is on your supplier’s list so there are no delays in delivering the samples. The registration deadline is 18th February 2013.

Yours sincerely

Dr Maria Fernandes-Whaley

Section Head: Organic Analysis
Chemistry Division

Private Bag X34
Lynnwood Ridge
0040
South Africa
Tel: +27 12 841 2105
Fax: +27 86 509 5996

e-mail: MFWhaley@nmisa.org

NMISANational Metrology Institute – South Africa

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for MetCert

The requirements for the NLA-SA's professional metrologist certification scheme, MetCert, have reecently been released.

Metrologists who are either certified or are looking at being certified should download the document which can be found by clicking here or on this web site under the MetCert sub-menu.

These requirements are categorised into 3 main areas and will ensure those certified can demonstrate that their skills over the 3 year period of certification are adequately kept up to date.

For any questions please contact the NLA office.