This European Standard specifies requirements for a waste testing programme regarding mainly objectives, planning and report with the intent to ensure reliable and comparable results when using the reference methods that have been developed and/or adopted by CEN/TC 292.
The planning and report aspects of this European Standard are applicable to any waste testing programme dedicated to the determination of one or several parameters. They are also applicable to all testing steps for each parameter from sampling up to reporting whether these steps are taking place in the field (e.g. sampling) or in the laboratory (e.g. analysis-quantification).
This European Standard does not address aspects of safety for activities in the field and inside laboratory.
NOTE The term planning a testing programme is used here with the general meaning of organizing a testing programme and being in accordance with the terms testing plan, sampling plan, laboratory plan used in the present European Standard.