ALS Environmental is preparing and planning for the 2020 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 and Perth 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:
|8th April||Wed||Last day to submit samples via ALS QLD regional offices for an expected delivery to Brisbane by Thursday 9th April, before Good Friday.
New South Wales
|8th April||Wed||Last day to submit samples via ALS Mudgee and Nowra regional offices for an expected delivery to Sydney by Thursday 9th April, before Good Friday.|
|8th April||Wed||Any samples received in ALS Newcastle that require Enterococci, Pseudomonas, FC/E. coli (together) or HPC will incur a public holiday surcharge.
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.
|8th April||Wed||Last day to submit samples from outside the Melbourne metropolitan area for an expected delivery to ALS Melbourne by Thursday 9th April, before Good Friday.|
|8th April||Wed||Last day to submit samples requiring interstate travel.
Normal sample transit times will resume on the 14th April for delivery to interstate labs on the Wednesday the 15th.
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.
|8th April||Wed||Last day to submit samples via ALS Darwin regional office for an expected delivery to Sydney by Thursday 9th April, before Good Friday.