The risks associated with not using UKAS accredited evaluators include:

  • Product failure as result of relying on invalid test results
  • Increased costs caused by inaccurate measurement (as a consequence of poorly calibrated equipment)
  • Legal action arising from inadequately inspected equipment resulting in accidents
  • Rejected tenders and orders by not being able to support products claims with a UKAS accredited certificate or test report

Accreditation by UKAS also brings benefits:

  • Due diligence; using a UKAS accredited body to carry out an independent evaluation helps demonstrate due diligence in the event of legal action
  • Accredited testing and calibration laboratories are a superb source of impartial advice and knowledge