United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the appointed national accreditation body for the UK. UKAS accredits testing, calibration, inspection and certification organisations against national and international standards. UKAS accreditation provides confidence in the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluating organisations.
UKAS accreditation is a flexible but rigorous process that can be applied to support any requirement for measurement, evaluation or validation. UKAS works with a wide range of Government departments and agencies to deliver policy in such diverse areas as environmental management, health and safety, food safety, climate change, forensic science and DNA testing.