United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the government-appointed accreditation body tasked to declare the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories, inspection and certification bodies. UKAS accreditation, by the application of national and international standards, ensures the impartiality, technical competence and consistency of the organisations being accredited so that purchasers, procurers and consumers can have confidence in the test results and certification provided. UKAS accreditation is a rigorous but flexible tool that can be applied to any type of evaluation or validation process and currently supports government policy in such diverse areas as climate control, food safety, forensic science and DNA testing.
United Kingdom Accreditation Service website
See also our Standardisation page on UKAS