Study tour to Finland. March, 2018

From March 14 till March 22, 2018 the Study Tour to Finland has been organized under the Project’s support for the personnel of Environmental Monitoring Unit (Laboratory) of the Issyk-Kul Territorial Administration SAEPF and also for the representatives of the Kyrgyz Accreditation Center (KAC).

The subject of first day was ‘Organization of Internal Quality Control management System in the Environmental Laboratories’. The Quality Control Managers of SYKE shared information about their experience and discussed with participants related issues of interest.

On March 16, the KAC team headed by Ms. Galiya Abdymomunova, Deputy Director has met with the representatives of Finnish Accreditation Service (FINAS). FINAS has been represented by Mr. Risto Suominen, Director who delivered presentation to the participants. After presentation, participants of meeting shared their opinions and discussed interested issues, including cooperation.

The Laboratory personnel took part in practical training on organization of internal quality control system in environmental laboratories in accordance with requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

The subject of the second week of Study tour was theoretical basis and on-hand training related to chromatographic determination of oil hydrocarbons in soil and water samples. An introduction of oil products determination GH methods into Laboratory is very important for monitoring of Issyk-Kul lake environmental status. The current technical capacity of laboratory allows introducing this method that should significantly improve Laboratory performance.

Laboratory personnel have got Certificates confirmed their successful completion of both trainings.