Just like we assess our clients, each year we are audited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), who exist to ensure we are competent to perform audits for the various industries our clients operate in.
Our UKAS accreditation is important to us as it demonstrates our dedication to excellence. It’s also vital to our clients as ISO certificates simply aren’t recognised in many tenders without the UKAS ‘crown and tick’ logo.
Whilst UKAS isn’t a regulator, it is the National Accreditation Body and the only one recognised by Government. UKAS brings confidence and credibility; it is a name recognised worldwide.
Each year, UKAS conduct both witnessed assessments and head office assessments. This year’s assessment was a notable one as it was a thorough Recertification Audit, which only happens every 4 years. It was a full on 3 days’ worth of auditing covering how we audit to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and OHSAS 18001.