29 January 2015 at 11:26
UKAS ACCREDITATION 2015
The geotechnical laboratory of Geotechnical Engineering Ltd underwent its annual UKAS audit in January 2015 and successfully maintained its accreditation for its 10th year.
UKAS accreditation is a mandatory requirement for many projects and helps provide a high quality, reliable and appropriate geotechnical testing service that is independent of commercial pressures with accreditation to ISO/ICE 17025.
The rigorous assessment covers laboratory based geotechnical testing and includes the organisation, management, integrity, evaluation processes and technical competence of the laboratory. During the technical competence evaluation the training records of the technicians are assessed, alongside observations of the technicians carrying out selected tests.
Finally, with the forthcoming new international standards, replacing BS 1377 in a staged approach, the auditor was satisfied that we are preparing well for the introduction of the new harmonized soil standards.
The UKAS Certificate and full Schedule of Accreditation can be found at http://www.ukas.org laboratory reference 2718.