Global offshore geotechnical data acquisition, analysis and reporting specialist Geoquip Marine has received final confirmation that it has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for services provided at its onshore testing laboratory.
The accreditation is attestation that the laboratory has been able to prove its competency in providing reliable results through its robust quality management system. This accreditation comes within a year of the opening of the laboratory, sited in Bristol, England, which has been a major investment for Geoquip Marine. The laboratory is comprehensively fitted with industry-leading equipment, which enables it to provide clients with fast and accurate analysis of test results and geotechnical data.
The facility includes eight separate laboratory areas and the analyses undertaken include, classification/index testing, consolidation, shear, triaxial and effective stress testing.
“We are absolutely delighted to receive this accreditation, which is formal recognition of the industry-leading quality of services we provide, thanks to the long-term investment we have made in the very best equipment and laboratory staff,” comments Geoquip Marine Head of Engineering Chris Brandish-Lowe.
“The onshore laboratory has enabled us to present customers with a comprehensive end-to-end service, worldwide. We previously contracted out our testing to external providers and now provide the most comprehensive testing facilities available, enabling us to respond far more quickly but crucially also allowing us to adapt testing to the specific requirements of every client and every individual project. The UKAS accreditation is a great reward for the very hard work that has gone into establishing the facility and proof that, as a result, the services it provides are consistently of the highest possible standard,” Chris concludes.