ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation

Young Calibration holds UKAS accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Laboratory accreditation number 0604. In addition to complying with the requirements of the standard, the company is independently assessed by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS, formerly NAMAS). Successful assessment against the standard for specified calibration parameters and ranges, leads to an accredited calibration schedule recognised throughout the world by way of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs)

UKAS calibration accreditation gives confidence and trust to its customers that the laboratory has demonstrated its' success in meeting the requirements of the international accreditation standard. It provides evidence that the laboratory can demonstrate competence, impartiality and performance capability to their stated calibration schedule.

To ensure you minimise your risk of non compliance of technical standards or legal legislation, always look for the UKAS accreditation symbol. A UKAS accredited calibration certificate will always show the UKAS logo and the accredited laboratory number directly below the logo. Where there is a mutual recognition agreement in place, the it will show both the UKAS and ILAC logos side by side, as shown above.

Gaining UKAS calibration accreditation is a demanding task and laboratories are complimented on their achievements, gaining accreditation is not a one off achievement but is an going process of refinement and continuous improvement. It provides you with a formal tool to show customers, businesses and regulatory organisations the high degree of assurance of the calibration services you offer. UKAS calibration accreditation is the formal recognition that the laboratory is competent to perform the services in itsí calibration schedule in a reliable, credible and accurate manner. To gain UKAS calibration accreditation, the laboratory must apply to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and outline their specific areas for calibration accreditation. UKAS will then start the process for formal accreditation by appointing an assessment team that will be impartial, objective, transparent, be highly professional, competent assessors and technical experts in the relevant fields, reliable, ethical and in our years of experience, we have also found them to be very helpful. UKAS Calibration accreditation delivers confidence in certificates and conformity statements and underpins the quality of results by ensuring their traceability, comparability, validity and commutability across the world.

"Too many of Britain's companies run the risk of undermining their long-term success by purchasing independent evaluations that are not UKAS accredited." Ref :UKAS - The Benefits of Accreditation

All countries have their own accreditation bodies, many of which are members of mutual recognition agreements (MRA). Herewith some other country accreditation establishments.

  • A2LA : American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
  • AA : Austria Accreditation
  • ACCREDIA: Italian Accreditation Body
  • ANAB : American National Standards Institute
  • BELAC : Belgian Accreditation
  • CAI : Czech Accreditation Institute
  • COFRAC : Accreditation France
  • DANAK : Danish Accreditation
  • DAkkS : German Accreditation
  • EGAC : Egyptian Accreditation
  • FINAS : Finnish Accreditation Service
  • HKAS : Hong Kong Accreditation Service
  • INAB : Irish National Accreditation Board
  • IPAC : Portuguese Institute for Accreditation
  • JAB : Japan Accreditation Board
  • JAS-ANZ : Accreditation of Australia and New Zealand
  • NA : Norwegian Accreditation
  • OLAS : Luxembourg Accreditation
  • RvA : Dutch Accreditation
  • SAS : Swiss Accreditation Service
  • SWEDAC : Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment
  • TURKAK : Turkish Accreditation
  • UKAS : United Kingdom Accreditation Service