kA Testing facility is accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) as an independent testing laboratory. We are accredited by UKAS against ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
As well as offering our own kATF certificates of verification, we can offer a UKAS certificate on tests that fall under our Schedule of Accreditation.
Our internal quality management system has been established according to the requirements of ISO 17025 and ISO 9001.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. It is accreditation that proves technical competence.
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements. The 9000 series provides guidance and tools for companies and organisations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.
kA Testing Facility has been an ASTA (the Association of Short-Circuit Authorities) recognised laboratory since 2005, with in-house accredited ASTA observers.
ASTA certificates and endorsed reports are only available through testing at recognised testing facilities. Certificates are signed by an ASTA Observer who is technically responsible to ASTA for the performance and reporting of the tests and not to the testing station.
UL are a United States certification body. Although based in the US, UL standards and UL listed parts are recognised or specified in many regions around the globe.
We have successfully worked with and alongside manufacturers seeking UL approval. As an independent testing laboratory, we provide you with UL testing and work with UL itself to achieve your requirements.