UKAS accredits laboratories to test, measure, and evaluate the physical properties of materials, and components against the internationally recognised standard ISO/IEC 17025.
Accreditation assess factors relevant to a laboratory’s ability to produce precise, accurate tests and data including the technical competence of staff, the validity and appropriateness of test methods, the suitability and maintenance of test equipment, the testing environment, sampling, handling and transportation of test items, and the quality assurance of test data.
Testing is conducted on materials including rubber, plastics, and wood to test aspects such as fire resistance, durability and tog on products (furniture, medical devices, clothing, toys, protective equipment etc).
Readiness Assessment Tool
We appreciate the journey to accreditation can be daunting, with this in mind we’ve created a Readiness Assessment Tool. Start your self-assessment against the expectations of ISO/IEC 17025 and find out how ready you are to apply click here.
UKAS Training Academy
To support our accreditation work, the UKAS Training Academy offers a range of public and on-site training courses. Our portfolio of courses provide UK & overseas delegates with knowledge and best practice of accreditation practices and conformity assessment systems.
To find out more about courses specific to this standard, click here.