Why accreditation matters

Posted on 04/06/2018

Accreditation is the formal process which recognises that a conformity assessment body is competent to perform specific processes, activities, or tasks (which are detailed in a scope of accreditation) in a reliable, credible and accurate manner. 

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government to assess against internationally agreed Standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality, integrity and performance capability of these evaluators who are known as conformity assessment bodies. UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. UKAS operates independent of Government. UKAS accredited certification, testing, inspection and calibration reduces the need for suppliers to be assessed by each of their customers.

This short UKAS produced video shows the impact that accreditation has on our everyday lives.

UKAS Accreditation  

If your business requires the services of a conformity assessment body, using a UKAS-accredited supplier for these evaluation services (also known as conformity assessment services) is an essential tool for decision-making and risk management.

Organisations can save time and money by selecting a supplier which holds accredited certification and therefore is a competent supplier. Accredited certification carried out in compliance with best practices can limit product failure and down time, and control manufacturing costs.

Exova BM TRADA is the Exova Group’s dedicated certification division. As an independent, accredited certification body we provide UKAS accredited certification to all the major management systems standards as well as chain of custody and sustainable supply chain, product and service certification and CE marking.

Exova BM TRADA also brings a range of comprehensive training programmes to the Exova portfolio to support the accredited certification services, as well as highly regarded technical timber services.

As a fully UKAS Accredited Certification Body, Exova BM TRADA can ensure that the benefits of certification meet your expectations through certification to British, European and International Standards.

To talk to an Exova BM TRADA certification expert, email us, visit our website or call us on 01494 569745.

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In our latest blog, we explore what accreditation is, why it matters and the benefits it brings to organisations. Accreditation is a formal process which recognises that a conformity assessment body is compentent to perform specific processess or tasks.