Bureau Technical Inspection Services is pleased to announce that it has been granted accreditation to ISO/IEC17020:2012 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
This internationally recognised standard specifies the requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspections, including their activities’ impartiality, independence, and consistency.
Achieving this accreditation involved a significant effort by the Bureau Technical Inspection Services team to integrate the requirements of ISO/IEC17020:2012 into its existing quality management systems. While it is possible for inspection bodies to operate without this standard, conforming to it can improve the effectiveness of their management system and assure customers of the high level of service they can expect.
As a condition of accreditation, Bureau Technical Inspection Services undergoes an annual assessment by UKAS, which includes on-site witness assessments of inspection activities conducted by competent engineers.
David Blanchard, Managing Director at Bureau Technical Inspection Services added “This is a huge achievement for our team. Quality and assurance has always been at the heart of our delivery and since launching our Inspection Division in 2022, we have worked hard to achieve this highest accolade from UKAS”.
The organisation will undergo a comprehensive reassessment every four years, with reports and results peer-evaluated and reviewed by an independent UKAS decision-maker before accreditation is renewed. These measures provide customers with added confidence in the accreditation process and in the quality of the services provided by Bureau Technical Inspection Services.
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