HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE BIOSOLIDS ASSURANCE SCHEME

Revised BAS Standard Published Posted on July 22, 2020

Assured Biosolids Ltd has just published the new BAS Standard Issue 5, which can be downloaded here and  from Scheme Documents. BAS Standard Issue 5 will be active from the 1st October 2020 and as such Issue 4 is still available, also under Scheme documents, as this will still be valid until the 30th September…

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Coronavirus Position Statement – June 2020 Posted on June 2, 2020

As part of the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak researchers and public health experts, in conjunction with the Water Industry, are increasingly testing wastewaters and sewage sludge to estimate the disease burden in the associated community. This testing utilises genetic material (typically ribonucleic acid – RNA), so even if the virus has been destroyed and/or…

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Coronavirus Position Statement – May 2020 Posted on May 18, 2020

Assured Biosolids has published a revised Position Statement on coronavirus in relation to biosolids treatment and recycling to agricultural land – it has been updated to reflect information published since the previous version was issued. Importantly the conclusion remains that the available evidence suggests it would be highly unlikely that the COVID-19 virus can survive in…

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Coronavirus Position Statement Posted on March 31, 2020

Assured Biosolids has just published a Position Statement on coronavirus in relation to biosolids treatment and recycling. In summary the available evidence suggests it would be highly unlikely that the COVID-19 virus can survive in sewage or sludge for long, which when combined with the controls and barriers in the BAS further reduce the likelihood…

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ABL Approved laboratory list updated – Issue 11 Posted on March 11, 2020

Assured Biosolids Ltd has published their ABL Approved Laboratory List Issue 11, which can be downloaded from Scheme Documents. This follows the requirement for laboratories to participate in a recognised proficiency testing scheme for all methods used by BAS Members relating to sludge treatment and biosolids recycling to land. The listed laboratories are approved to…

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ABL Approved laboratory list updated again – Issue 10 Posted on October 22, 2019

Assured Biosolids Ltd has just published ABL Approved Laboratory List Issue 10, which can be downloaded from Scheme Documents. This follows an additional laboratory approval. The listed laboratories are approved to provide the services identified to BAS Members. The approval system ensures that analysis used by Members for quality control is from a known and…

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ABL Approved Laboratory List updated Posted on October 17, 2019

Assured Biosolids Ltd has just published ABL Approved Laboratory List Issue 9, which can be downloaded from Scheme Documents. The listed laboratories are approved to provide the services identified to BAS Members. The approval system ensures that analysis used by Members for quality control is from a known and acceptable source to maintain the credibility…

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ABL Treatment Site Risk Control Form Consultation released Posted on July 5, 2019

Assured Biosolids has just released a Treatment Site Risk Control Form Consultation to relevant consultees in the industry, which intends to ascertain environmental controls on treatment sites. The consultation will run until 4.00 pm on Friday 26th July 2019. Any interested party who wishes to be involved can contact ABL via the contact form on…

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ABL Laboratory Protocol and Application Form Consultation released Posted on May 8, 2019

Assured Biosolids has just released a Laboratory Protocol and Application Form Consultation to relevant consultees in the industry. This will result in a new protocol for laboratories and will form the basis of the ABL Approved Laboratory List. The consultation will run until 4.00 pm on Friday 31st May 2019. Any interested party who wishes…

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ABL Lime Treatment Consultation released Posted on May 8, 2019

Assured Biosolids has just released a Lime Treatment Consultation to relevant consultees in the industry, which includes proposed ‘substantive’ amendments to the BAS Standard and other scheme documents on the lime treatment operations and controls. The consultation will run until 4.00 pm on Friday 31st May 2019. Any interested party who wishes to be involved…

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