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Forensic Analysis for Explosives (FAE)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • The LGC Forensic Analysis for Explosives (FAE) scheme aims to provide information depicting realistic scenarios and test materials to allow participating laboratories to demonstrate the competent analysis of trace explosives and associated chemicals.
  • The European Network of Forensic Science Institute (ENFSI) Working Group on Explosives provides technical advice to LGC Proficiency Testing on the organisation of this scheme.
  • Forensic examination for explosives may include the analysis of raw materials found at a scene, the identification of potentially explosive substances and the forensic identification of post-blast explosive residues.
  • Participation in FAE will allow laboratories to monitor performance and compare it with that of peers against the international standards ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020.
  • Scheme operates from April to March


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FA00422 May 201726 Jun 2017



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