This is the fifth in our ‘Did you know’ series of articles introducing things you may not know about the Whitley range of products and services – read on and you may find out something relating to accredited temperature calibration that could make your working life easier.
What is UKAS?
UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally recognised standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Why choose a UKAS accredited calibration provider?
Using a UKAS accredited calibration provider means you can demonstrate to your customers that you have been successful at meeting the requirements of international accreditation standards. Accreditation also gives you confidence in the data that is provided when the certification is received.
Would I have to pay extra for UKAS accredited temperature calibration?
Even if your laboratory doesn’t operate to UKAS accreditation standards, the cost of our calibration/validation is comparable with that of standard calibration.
On what types of equipment can DWS provide accredited temperature calibration?
- Media preparators / media sterilisers
- Water baths
- Incubators (including anaerobic and hypoxic workstations)
- TomKey temperature sensors
- Temperature indicators
What range of temperatures is DWS accredited for?
We are accredited by UKAS to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for temperature calibrations within the range -25°C to 140°C.
Why should a laboratory use the DWS calibration service?
- To be 100% confident in your processes and ensure your equipment is operating as required.
- To take advantage of the onsite or offsite service we offer – whichever best suits your situation.
- If you have a service contract with us we can further reduce your costs by scheduling calibration work at the same time as routine servicing, which also minimises disruption in your lab.
- To provide you with peace of mind.
- We take the time to explain as much about the process as you would like.
- We ensure your paperwork/certificates are sent to you without delay.
What are the risks associated with not using a UKAS accredited evaluator?
- Product/project failure as a result of relying on invalid test results.
- Increased costs caused by inaccurate temperature measurement (as a consequence of poorly calibrated equipment).
- Legal action arising from inadequately inspected equipment resulting in accidents.
- Rejected tenders/orders by not being able to support product claims with a UKAS accredited certificate or test report.
Who do I contact to discuss my requirements or to get a quotation?
Call Dave Boast on 01274 595728 or email email@example.com