Accreditations

NAB scope 

INSPEC is a Notified Body:

INSPEC is accredited by UKAS for:                                  
INSPEC is accredited by ANAB for:

United Kingdom Accreditation Service and ACLASS

UKAS and ACLASS/ANAB are national accreditation bodies recognised by the UK and USA governments, respectively, to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide testing, calibration, certification, proficiency and inspection services.

They operate in accordance with ISO 17011 and are members of IAF and ILAC.  Accreditation by UKAS and ACLASS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.

Why accredited evaluation?

Usually the reason for getting something independently evaluated is to confirm it meets specific requirements in order to reduce risks.  Obvious examples are product failure, health risks, company reputation or to meet legal or customer requirements.  Anything or anyone can be evaluated - products, equipment, people, management systems or organisations.  

Accreditation by UKAS/ACLASS means that evaluators i.e. testing and calibration laboratories, certification and inspection bodies have been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate their competence, impartiality and performance capability.  It is the ability to distinguish between a proven, competent evaluator that ensures that the selection of a laboratory, certification or inspection body is an informed choice and not a gamble.  UKAS/ACLASS accreditation means the evaluator can show to its customer that it has been successful at meeting the requirements of international accreditation standards.  This means that the customer reduces the risk of selecting an incompetent evaluator and paying for, or more seriously, acting upon invalid results.

 

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