Severn Trent Laboratories introduce automated process for scheduling analysis

Working in partnership with STS and Viridor, EHS Data have developed an automated solution for collecting data on the analytical requirements of their customers. STL will be exhibiting at Sustainabilitylive!, NEC, 20th-22nd May, Futuresource, Excel, between 15th-17th June.

As part of their Environmental Permitting obligations, Viridor, one of the UK's leading waste management companies, send over 10,000 samples a year to STL for environmental analysis. To speed up the analytical process, STL use a pre-registration system to record the testing requirements of each of Viridor's sites, before samples arrive at the laboratory. Previously, this data was entered into STL's management systems manually, a lengthy task that inevitably led to data entry errors. Any incorrectly entered data would delay the reporting of analysis to Viridor, who require a timely and consistent data service to meet Environment Agency deadlines for submitting analytical results.

About Severn Trent Laboratories

STS offer leading solutions in Water, Land and Waste analysis, providing scientific services in Chemistry, and Microbiology. We offer a range of support services including Sampling, Scheduling, On-site Analysis, Field Services, Equipment for Hire and Project Management to help our customers find a solutions package that meets their requirements. We are committed to delivering a reliable, consistent and quality service for our customers.

About Severn Trent Services

(www.severntrentservices.com), with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., USA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies, and contract operating services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member

By working with Viridor and their database provider, EHS Data, STS have been able to develop an automated system that allows all of Viridor's analytical requirements to be electronically transferred between Viridor and STS' systems. By automating the process, STS have been able to eliminate data entry errors and the associated delays in reporting analytical results, as well as increasing the reliability of the services Viridor receive. EHS Data are now offering this upgrade to all their software users, which will allow other STS customers using Monitor-Pro to benefit from the same automation of their analytical scheduling.

About Viridor

Viridor is one of the UK's leading recycling, waste management and renewable energy companies.

Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor provides the full range of recycling and waste services including advanced materials recycling, glass reprocessing, composting, mechanical/biological treatment, waste to energy, transport, collection, and safe and efficient landfill disposal.  The company handles c.10.5 million tonnes of material each year, recycling approx two million tonnes and generating 101 megawatts of renewable energy.

All sites and services are operated under the company's business management system incorporating ISO14001 (Environmental Management), ISO9001 (Quality Management) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) standards, and formally accredited by BSI.  These are the highest recognised international standards, ensuring continuous improvement in these key areas and providing assurance to customers and communities alike.

Viridor has won the 'Best Partnership with Local Authorities' category in the DEFRA-sponsored Awards for Excellence in Waste and Recycling.  It is a 'beacon status company' for its partnership working with waste and recycling services beacon councils, recognising excellence and innovation in local government.

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