» First Accreditation to requirements of Forensic Science Regulator’s ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct’

07 April, 2014

UKAS Pilot Project Update - April 2014

Following a pilot assessment programme leading to the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation of forensic service providers to include the requirements of the Forensic Science Regulator’s ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct’, UKAS has announced its first accreditations.

The ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct’ add the UK context to ISO/IEC 17025 for the provision of forensic sciences into the criminal justice system. The purpose of the pilot programme was to ensure that UKAS was applying the most appropriate methodologies & hence rigour to the assessment process and also to provide the Forensic Science Regulator with feedback to inform the further development of the Codes.

The pilot assessment programme has been completed and UKAS is pleased to announce the accreditation of the two organisations involved in the pilot, LGC Limited and Orchid Cellmark Limited.