May 15, 2020
Harrison Achieves Latest UKAS Certification of Accreditation During Lockdown
Harrison Group is very pleased to announce that, on 5th May, its soil testing laboratory achieved certification to the latest UKAS standards.
Between them, Henry Chapman, General Manager-Testing Services, and Matthew Wilson, Laboratory Manager, attended British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA) and UKAS transition workshops to prepare for the changes required.
Under the guidance of Henry, laboratory staff, Matthew, Graham and Conor worked methodically over the past two years, to completely rewrite the laboratory manual, along with all operating procedures and processes, to align with the new standard.
As a result of this, the recent successful transitional audit has advanced the laboratory from the 2005 standard to the 2017 level – ISO/IEC 17025:2017– General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
Steve Williams, Managing Director of Harrison Group commented.
“Although the past two months have been very challenging for us, we remain positive as we strive to maintain the high standards that we have set ourselves. We have adapted well to the current restrictive environment, and our consultants and engineers have been following the necessary guidelines as they work safely with our clients.
“Gaining the latest UKAS accreditation is part of our preparedness for the future, as we continue to provide the highest level of service and look forward to more normal times ahead. Well done to all staff involved.”