In October 2020 SMTL hosted their first virtual UKAS annual inspection.
During a two day process the inspectors watched SMTL staff test medical devices whilst being filmed using Android tablets.
The aim of the inspection is to ensure that SMTL complies with our QMS (Quality Management System) and adhere 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, test reports, projects, training records, calibration certificates and inter-laboratory proficiency tests.
The inspection went well, with a small number minor improvements suggested. The inspectors complimented SMTL on their management and control of testing, and recommended that SMTL maintain their accreditation status subject to closing out the observations.
SMTL's latest UKAS accreditation schedule is available to down load from the UKAS website (PDF download), and our UKAS certificate of accreditation (web link) is now also available electronically.