A few weeks ago, SMTL hosted UKAS, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, for our annual independent inspection.
Over a period of two days, two inspectors asked SMTL staff to undertake a variety of tests, observing whether they complied with our QMS (Quality Management System) and adhered to the requirements of ISO 17025, the international standard for testing labs.
The two inspectors covered the fields of physical and biological testing, inspecting a variety of paperwork, including testing projects, training records, calibration certificates and inter-laboratory proficiency tests.
The inspection went well, with the inspectors complimenting SMTL on their management and control of testing. They recommended that SMTL maintain their accreditation status.
SMTL's latest UKAS accreditation schedule is available for download from the UKAS website.