Laboratory Documentation

Laboratory Documentation, wastewater, water, operator, compliance


As a water or wastewater operator you know that documentation is becoming more and more important. At times it feels like we can’t do ANYTHING anymore without having to record or log it somewhere. On top of that, sometimes it feels like every time we talk to someone about what we are required to document we get a different answer. That’s why we include laboratory documentation in our laboratory training.

Our Lab Documentation Workshop explains why all this paperwork is necessary and how you can use this information to make your life easier down the road. Sooner or later your operation will be confronted with an audit by the regulators, has to troubleshoot the treatment process or a piece of equipment, or renew the discharge permit. Good and thorough information will improve your organization’s compliance and make those situations less stressful and easier to navigate.

This workshop will point out what and how information needs to be documented to stay compliant with lab accreditation requirements and produce defensible and reliable lab data. We will discuss internal and external chain of custodies (COCs), benchsheets, logs (temperature, chemical, reagent, maintenance, etc.), quality Control (QC) logs and charts, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Through out the day we will utilize real life scenarios and exercises to demonstrate how this documentation can be utilized to protect you and your organization and help with troubleshooting and process evaluations. We will also explain the necessary sections of a well written operating procedure.

Our Lab Documentation workshop will provide you with essential information you need to obtain or maintain your water or wastewater operator certification.