The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) have carried out a week-long inspection of Somerset Scientific Services. Asbestos and water services are monitored annually to ensure we comply with quality standards. Both technical and administrative competence are rigorously scrutinised during the inspection. We are proud to say that the report has come back with really positive comments. To see our current UKAS schedules, click on the icons on our About page.
Commitment To Quality
In their Executive Summary, UKAS noted the team’s “commitment to quality and improvement,” as we continue to fine tune our practices to deliver the best possible service to the public. Our strong evaluation processes are “corroborated by good customer feedback.”
The report also praised test and inspection reports as being “clear and unambiguous”, and said that staff were “competent and knowledgeable.” The service demonstrates excellent overall performance in external proficiency testing.
The assessor concluded that Somerset Scientific Services management and technical operations continue to comply with requirements and provide a service that meets the needs of its customers.
Well Done To The Team
Service Manager Iain Hunter said “I am so proud of my team for all their hard work and dedication. They are committed to offering a trustworthy service of the highest standard. Maintaining our UKAS accreditation is a key factor in assuring our clients that they are purchasing a service they can rely on.”
The report was welcomed by Cllr Anna Groskop, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services. “Well done to all the team. It’s fantastic to hear such positive feedback, and know that we are continuing to provide a high quality service to the people of Somerset and beyond.”