ARGUS Umweltbiotechnologie GmbH
Quality management
Imprint/Terms and conditions
©  2018 ARGUS Umweltbiotechnologie GmbH
Private Policy
Successful carrying-out of sampling is achieved through the capability of the technique and consideration of the applicable laws, ordinance, standards and regulations, e.g. German Law for Soil Protection (BBodSchG, BBodSchV), DIN-Standards, LAGA, LAWA, AQS-Bulletins, Technical Rules of the DVGW/DVWK, VDI-Guidelines, etc.
Our field assistants hold technical expertise in the areas of soil science, chemistry/water chemistry, geology/hydrogeology as well as monitoring and groundwater monitoring well construction, and are familiar with various processes for exploration of the subsurface, suitable techniques for recovery of soil samples and correct operation, cleaning and maintenance of required equipment (e.g. on-site cleaning of pumps and monitoring devices).
Accrediation is valid for methods of analysis listed on the attachment of the certificate
DAkks accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005
The accreditation is valid until: October 06, 2019
Fundamental Methods for Quality Assurance during sampling:
Special processing/work instructions   
Monitoring of work quality in line with internal and external audits  
Considering the previous utilisation of the contaminated location
Close contact with our clients and the laboratory
Preparing a sampling plan, Erstellen eines Probenahmeplanes , with for example:
-all relevant parameters and characteristics of the  sampling point
-order of sampling
-explicit labelling of samplings
-depth of sampling
-pump rate
-total water amount (which has to be pumped out before sampling)
-required analysis
Selection of the sampling sites (representativeness of the sample, sampling strategies)
Time of the sampling (for example on farming soils or sampling of soil vapour)
Creating the necessary spatial and staffing conditions and technical requirements on the sampling site
(checklists for the integrity and  completeness of the equipment )
Guarantee  of abscence of obstacles before drilling
Protecting of the sampling site to climatic influences and from unauthorised entry
Selection oft the appropriate sampling techniques (depending on investigation's purposes,
the nature of medium to be sampled, sampling depth, sample quantities)
Revision of cleaning success of sampling devices (blank value measurement)
Regular maintenance of sampling devices
Daily testing and calibration of measuring instruments
Running control charts for indicative parameter
Correct sampling techniques according to legal requirements
Avoiding of transfer of pollutants between sampling sites and sampling depths
Appropriate sampling containers (material, leakproofness, purity, cleanness)
Sample conservation, transport and storage according the legal requirements
Documentation of sampling (mapping of the sampling site, bore logs, sampling protocolls)
Examination of documentation for completeness and plausibility
Disposal of the drilling materials and pumped groundwater according legal requirements
Attestations of competence for "Fachmodule Wasser, Fachmodul Boden und Altlasten" (according to accrediation certificate)
Quality management