In order to supply excellent quality service to our customers, EffecTech now holds five accreditations, awarded by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), listed below.
You can also access all of EffecTech’s UKAS accreditation certificates and scopes in our UKAS wallet.
This accreditation covers all calibrations carried out in the EffecTech laboratories and on gas quality measurement systems at customers' sites, including calibration gases and performance evaluations – Calibration Gases.
This covers the provision of:
As part of its commitment to staff development, EffecTech has successfully maintained its Investors in People (IIP) accreditation for over five years.
For more information about Investors in People, please see their website: www.investorsinpeople.com
The International Standards Organisation website describes an International Standard as a document that “provides rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or for their results, aimed at achieving the optimum degree of order in a given context. It can take many forms. Apart from product standards, other examples include: test methods, codes of practice, guideline standards and management systems standards.”
Organisations that have successfully achieved accreditation to ISO standards have demonstrated their competence through an independent third-party review by their accreditation body. This gives customers confidence that their suppliers are using the latest approved methods and that they deliver what they claim to.
UKAS provides accreditation to conformity assessment bodies that carry out conformity assessment in accordance with standards. Examples of the accreditations that UKAS can award include accreditation as a calibration laboratory (ISO 17025:2005), testing laboratory (ISO17025:2005), inspection body (ISO 17020:2012) and proficiency testing provider (ISO 17043:2010).
Under their accreditations conformity assessment bodies will carry out tasks/activities in accordance with applicable national, European and international standard(s), regulations and guides. For example under EffecTech’s accreditation as a calibration laboratory we can perform the calibration of gas analysers used for natural gas analysis in accordance with ISO 10723:2012.
These standards, which currently underpin the use of gas chromatography for gas quality measurement form the basis of many commercial contracts.