ALS is a leader in operating mine-site based laboratories. These operations sample and analyse raw coal, product coal and rejects with a strong focus on short turnaround times. The results provide insight to the CHPP operators on processes within the coal preparation plant. ALS delivers this service in both resource company owned laboratories or by deployment of ALS owned mobile laboratories. The analysis performed at mine-site laboratories is often constrained by the turnaround requirements. Thus, ALS also provides more comprehensive, complex or unusual services through larger coalfields-based regional laboratories and unique small scale coal preparation plants.
ALS recognises the prime consideration at mine-site laboratories is comprehensive shift coverage. Another fundamental requirement is well trained employees producing accurate results and robust equipment. We have a strong focus on safety with a culture that is aligned with the resources industry. All these components require robust supervisory support and systems. ALS provides fully trained and experienced laboratory technicians at mine-site laboratories. They are fairly remunerated in accordance with the Coal Mining and Manufacturing Awards and receive the Black Coal Long Service Leave payments. This provides lower staff turnover, greater productivity and better quality results.