Easter 2019 Environmental Lab Closure Dates

Easter 2019 Environmental Lab Closure Dates

Posted 27 March 2019
ALS Environmental is preparing and planning for the 2019 Easter holiday period.

As such, we would like to gain a better understanding of any projects that may need particular attention over the Easter period. This will help to ensure the laboratory and client services operations are adequately resourced to assist you in achieving desired outcomes.  

The ALS environmental laboratories in Brisbane, Townsville, Sydney, Mudgee, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Darwin will be open during the Easter period except for the mandated public holidays and weekends. There are some variations to hours, sample and reporting times, and regional laboratories you will need to be aware of (please see the locations below for further details).

If you are planning site works or submitting samples in the period leading up to Easter or through the Easter and Anzac Day Holiday period, please contact the Client Service Team or local Environmental Service Representative to discuss your project timelines and required service delivery. 

Note: Special consideration should be given to analytical holding times. Also, extra care should be taken to ensure that all CoCs are clear and accurate and do not require clarification, especially if samples are submitted just before you go on holiday.

Below are the key dates over the Easter period that may affect operations:

Queensland

Brisbane, Townsville, Chinchilla, Gladstone, Mackay, Roma, Rockhampton
Date   Day Note
17th April Wed Last day to submit samples via ALS QLD regional offices to ensure delivery to Brisbane by Thursday 18th April, before Good Friday.
23rd April Tue Last day to submit samples via ALS QLD regional offices to ensure delivery to Brisbane by Wednesday 24th April, before Anzac Day.
29th April Mon Routine freight arrangements from ALS QLD regional offices commences again.

New South Wales

Smithfield, Crows Nest, Mudgee, Wollongong, Nowra
Date   Day Note
17th April Wed Last day to submit samples via ALS Mudgee and Nowra regional offices to ensure delivery to Sydney by Thursday 18th April, before Good Friday.
18th April   Thur   Last day to submit samples via ALS Wollongong to ensure delivery to Sydney by Thursday 18th April, before Good Friday. 
23rd April Tue Last day to submit samples via ALS NSW regional offices to ensure delivery to Sydney by Wednesday 24th April, before Anzac Day.
24th April    Wed    Last day to submit samples via ALS Wollongong to ensure delivery to Sydney, on Wednesday 24th April before Anzac Day. 
26th April    Fri    Routine freight arrangements from ALS Wollongong regional office commences again.
29th April Mon Routine freight arrangements from all ALS NSW regional offices commences again.

Newcastle
Date   Day Note
17th April Wed Any samples received in ALS Newcastle that require Enterococci, Psedomonas, FC/Ecoli (together) or HPC will incur a public holiday surcharge.
18th April   Thur  

Samples for the Sydney Courier will need to be submitted by 1:30pm. If received after this time they may not be sent until the next business day. 

Please may we ask no samples to be dropped off at ALS Newcastle past 4:30pm, if they are received past this time they may not be run until the next business day.

Any Microbiological samples received in ALS Newcastle except Legionella, SRB or IRB will incur a public holiday surcharge.

23rd April Tue Any samples received in ALS Newcastle that require Enterococci, Psedomonas, FC/Ecoli (together) or HPC will incur a public holiday surcharge.
24th April    Wed   

Any Microbiological samples received in ALS Newcastle except Legionella, SRB or IRB will incur a public holiday surcharge.

Please may we ask no samples to be dropped off at ALS Newcastle past 4:30pm, if they are received past this time they may not be run until the next business day. 

Victoria

Springvale (Melbourne)
Date   Day Note
17th April Wed Last day to submit samples from outside the Melbourne metropolitan area to ensure delivery to ALS Melbourne by Thursday 18th April, before Good Friday.
23rd April Tue Last day to submit samples from outside the Metropolitan area to ensure delivery to ALS Melbourne by Wednesday 24th April, before Anzac Day.
29th April Mon Routine freight arrangements from outside the Melbourne metropolitan area commence again.

Western Australia

Western Australia Regional Clients and Mining Clients

We are unable to accept samples on the following dates. Please ensure your sampling programs and logistic operations reflect the necessary changes to accommodate these dates.

Date   Day Note
19th April Fri CLOSED
22nd April Mon CLOSED
25th April Thur CLOSED

Northern Territory

Woolner (Darwin)
Date   Day Note
17th April Wed Last day to submit samples via ALS Darwin regional office to ensure delivery to Sydney by Thursday 18th April, before Good Friday.
23rd April Tue Last day to submit samples via ALS Darwin regional office to ensure delivery to Sydney by Wednesday 24th April, before Anzac Day.
29th April Mon Routine freight arrangements from ALS NT regional office commences again.

Happy Easter

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