The United Kingdom Accreditation Service, or UKAS, makes finding reputable and efficient evaluation services such as slip testing or pendulum testing much easier and cost-effective. All evaluation bodies accredited by UKAS will comply with best practice and provide ease of mind that a competent and reliable service will be delivered. UKAS ensures a constant standard of work which is recognised both nationally and internationally.
What is Accreditation?
In the specific words of UKAS themselves, accreditation is:
"the formal recognition that an organisation is competent to perform specific processes, activities, or tasks (which are detailed in a scope of accreditation) in a reliable credible and accurate manner."
Therefore, when a business chooses to use an accredited testing company, they can be sure that they are employing an evaluation body that has been rigorously assessed by objective, extremely professional experts and assessors in their particular field. This ensures a high quality performance from UKAS accredited companies as their traceability, comparability, validity and commutability have been thoroughly examined.
How can using a UKAS-accredited slip testing company save you money?
Businesses, clients and customers like to use companies which are reputable and can provide peace of mind in the quality of their services. UKAS is a universally recognised accreditation service, so there is recognition from not only the UK, but from countries around the world.
UKAS evaluation services such as slip testing can save you huge amounts of money due to the highly accurate testing and limited product failure. When a company officially complies with high quality practice, mistakes are virtually unheard of. Using an expert slip testing company such as National Testing ensures complete compliance with the law in terms of your slip resistance health and safety standards.
How UKAS helps companies thrive and strive to achieve their best
UKAS works with its accredited companies by providing key knowledge and information on product development as well as impartial advice. It also removes the need for any dangerous leaps into choosing evaluation bodies such as slip testing companies because it eliminates any guess work. With UKAS you can be sure that you will receive high quality services and won’t be left feeling underwhelmed or disappointed.
Being with an accreditation service also shows due diligence in the case of any legal action or procedure which may have to take place. UKAS sets standards and protocol, demonstrating that the accredited company has taken the necessary steps to ensure product safety and quality of service by making sure that data and results are both valid and accurate, and that the people and lab facilities are capable of producing high standards.
At National Testing we pride ourselves on producing detailed and robust reports for your business which are easy for you to understand whilst also providing you with outstanding professional documentation in order to prove the safety of your premises.
Useful information to note about UKAS-accredited bodies
The National Accreditation symbols which UKAS-accredited organisations are permitted to use and advertise as proof and validity of the company’s competence can be found here. Look out for one of these to make a properly informed choice in the slip-testing services you use. You can also find companies who are UKAS-accredited such as National Testing on their website’s database search tool.
Furthermore, a survey carried out by UKAS in 2016 found that:
- 93% of respondents agree that accreditation provides confidence to their customers and stakeholders
- 76% agree that accreditation differentiates them from their competitors
- 85% agree that accreditation improves the quality and validity of their work
So, with all this information in mind, you can be sure that a UKAS-accredited company such as National Testing are reliable, competent and beneficial to businesses seeking slip testing services. Not only do we receive impartial advice from UKAS, we always strive to offer outstanding surface slip testing, providing peace of mind for us and our clients collectively. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact our team today.