HSL PT schemes
AIMS PT scheme update
HSL are continually developing the Proficiency Testing
Schemes with a view to improving services to our
customers. The latest AIMS development is an On-Line Data Entry
system, whereby we hope to be able to reduce our use of paper-based
systems and also give customers ownership and control of their data
and the data submission process. We are now dual running this new
data entry system alongside our current email/paper based data
submission method for AIMS round 47. All AIMS participants joining
for 2012-13 have now been sent login details.
Please click on the AIMS link in the green box to
- Updated participant handbook now available - version
- AIMS round schedules for 2013-14 .
AISS - New Scheme
RICE PT scheme update
Please click on the RICE link in the green box to view:
- Updated participant handbook now available - version 10.
- RICE round schedules for 2013-14.
- Current RICE Performance Summary (R90-93)
SEM Fibre Counting PT scheme
Please click on the SEM link in the green box to view:
- 2013 Schedule
- Participant handbook available - version 3.
WASP PT scheme update
HSL launch a new material emission-testing scheme. The
scheme is aimed at laboratories undertaking VOC analysis in indoor
and test chamber air by sampling onto Tenax sorbent with TD-GC
FID/MS as outlined in
ISO 16000-6 and similar standards.
This scheme will be of benefit to participants that offer or
propose to offer analytical services with respect to chemical
emissions from construction products that are required under
existing and emerging product regulations. In particular the
proposed scheme will provide an independent means of assessing the
analytical calibration and performance of TD-GC instrumentation
used in this application sector. It is proposed to supply
participant laboratories with tenax sorbent tubes test samples
loaded with a number of suitable VOC components initially on a
biannual basis. A scheme flier can be downloaded
here. A report on a trial round carried out can be accessed
This new scheme will thus compliment existing WASP VOC and
formaldehyde PT schemes.
Please click on the WASP link in the green box to view:
- WASP schedules for 2013-14.
- Updated participant handbook - version 14.
Eurochem PT Conference
Contact information for further HSL PT scheme details
Interested participants can find further information regarding
the HSL PT schemes by looking at the overview webpage for each
scheme. More detailed information can be found in the scheme
handbooks. For further details and/or to join the PT schemes
please email email@example.com
The Proficiency Testing Team
Health and Safety Laboratory
Tel: 00 44 (0)1298 218553 (9:00 - 17:00 GMT)