Accreditation determines the technical competence, reliability and integrity of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB). It spans all aspects of our every day lives to provide confidence that accredited organisations are competent and can be trusted to deliver promised levels of performance and protection for the products and services we rely on. ARO Scientific Ltd holds dual accreditation status under The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to international standards ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034, CAB No. 27393.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the UK Government for certification and conformity to internationally agreed standards for testing, calibration and inspection. UKAS is a signatory to International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) which is the international body for promoting cooperation between the various inspection body accreditation schemes that operate throughout the world. Other signatories include, but are not limited to, A2LA (USA), COFRAC (France), Dakks (Germany) and JAB (Japan). ISO 17025 / ISO 17034 accreditation denotes competence for customers to make an informed and confident choice in the procurement process.
The UKAS mark ensures buyers have peace of mind. ILAC also bridges international barriers, making trade easier, especially in new growth markets. Our Combined UKAS and ILAC-MRA Mark demonstrates that the accreditation we hold is recognised under the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement, our certificates are accepted around the world.
What is ISO/IEC 17025?
ISO/IEC 17025 is a recognised international standard that specifies the requirements for the competence to carry out testing and or calibrations to a standard dictated by international methods. The international standard requires that an accredited facility comply with all the requirements detailed within the varied sections of the standard. These sections range from assuring the quality of test and calibration results to accommodation, environmental conditions, and purchasing. ISO/IEC 17025 is applicable to laboratories that operate in a multitude of business sectors, some of which include automotive, cosmetics, micro-electronics, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical and power generation.
Our ISO/IEC 17025 schedule of accreditation can be viewed and downloaded on the UKAS website. ISO/IEC 17025 schedule of accreditation
What is ISO 17034?
ISO 17034 provides the highest level of Quality Assurance, confirming the expertise of the reference material producer, the integrity of the production systems and the reliability of the Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) that it produces. Our dual UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034 provides a level of confidence and assurance that international guidelines are followed in the production, labelling, and assignment of property values to materials, including stability and homogeneity studies.
Our ISO 17034 schedule of accreditation can be viewed and downloaded on the UKAS website. ISO 17034 schedule of accreditation
ARO Scientific Ltd recognises that our customers should be always provided with products and services they can reply upon, trust and have confidence to use on a daily basis. Our commitment to quality and our accreditations demonstrates that we have rigorous quality systems in place that allow us to provide customers with the highest quality products possible, which are accepted globally.