Credentials

It is most important, when selecting a supplier - particularly one so vital to the future of your business as a test and certification service - that you can be confident in the selection you make. You should know that INSPEC, as well as fulfilling the meticulous requirements of UKAS accreditation, has an impressive pedigree in the PPE industry - and that it continues today.

What better place to start, than with the standards that govern our industry? Since the inception of INSPEC, its senior staff have been active within the technical committees that write these standards. As members, working group convenors, and chairmen of British, American, European and International committees, across the whole spectrum of PPE, our collective experience in these forums amounts to over 100 years! And that is just for the product standards. Then there are the Vertical Co-ordination Groups of European Laboratories and Notified Bodies - where again INSPEC staff have held convenorships for many years, and still do. These groups are instrumental in organising inter-laboratory comparisons and making recommendations for necessary changes to product standards, in the light of their practical experience.

INSPEC's Certification Manager has responsibilities within the Horizontal Group of the aforementioned, which makes recommendations regarding interpretations of the PPE Directive and on categorisations of PPE covered by it. He has been an auditor since before ISO 9000 was first published! Our Technical Director started testing at our laboratory benches in 1989 and has worked his way up through the company, performing every job within it! He is now responsible for all of the laboratories - and is an ISO 9000 auditor too. INSPEC is a founder member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) - the UK's PPE trade association. INSPEC's Managing Director was the first Chairman of the BSIF and has been a UKAS laboratory assessor for 20 years and an ISO 9000 auditor for 10 years. Many members of our technical staff have been with us for 15 or more years - providing invaluable, in-depth, hands-on experience.

And so it goes on... business succeeds because of its people. Our people have brought INSPEC its success. We are proud to be able to offer you, not only a highly competent and creditable service, but also the in-depth knowledge and experience to back it up.

We hope you will accept our offer.

 

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