With regard to the possible on-going situation concerning the restriction of flights from the United Kingdom and other European Countries caused by the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.
It has become evident that there may well be delays in sourcing both USP and certain EP reference standards intermittently over the next few months. This highlights the importance to laboratories of having plans in place that enable them to carry on day-to-day testing.
Given the Butterworth policy of single usage of Certified Reference Standards and ordering of such materials on the acceptance of quotations the following options have been formulated to allow analyses to be continued.
Given the five options that are available we will require written guidance, either by letter, fax or e-mail, on how you wish to proceed. Alternatively if it is possible to provide earlier notice of the need for testing of samples where Certified Reference Standards are required, then this may enable us to build up stock of the relevant materials.
If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail please contact one of the following:
John Welch - Head of Business Development firstname.lastname@example.org
David Hawkins – Head of QA and IT email@example.com
David Riches – Head of Analytical Operations firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also aware that there may be issues with the sending of reports to clients not based in the UK therefore; we will be sending a fax or scanned copy of the signed report on completion of the work.
As expected we will continue to everything possible to ensure that reference materials are obtained at the earliest opportunity, to cause as little disruption as possible to our ability to deliver results in a timely and reliable manner.