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Quality

Forensic Services aims to provide the highest standard of quality and consistency in all aspects of the work it carries out, by performing inspection activities and testing in accordance with fully validated methods and customers’ requirements, whilst maintaining economic viability of the test facility.

The majority of the work of Forensic Services SPA has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO17025, the rigorous standard for testing laboratories, for more than 20 years – this provides third party quality assurance on the technical and managerial standards in place.

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) also provides accreditation services for UK crime scene investigation service providers to ISO17020. Forensic Services operates in compliance with the requirements of ISO17020 and is working towards accreditation.

Forensic Services is committed to:

  • Delivering an impartial Forensic Service in keeping with good professional practice
  • Continually developing the range, quality and cost-effectiveness of these services to meet customer requirements

Forensic Services SPA were the first large-scale forensic provider in the UK to be awarded accreditation from UKAS for our fingerprint comparisons in 2016.

The personnel employed by Forensic Services are responsible for familiarising themselves with all relevant aspects of the Management System, including the Quality Policy Manual and the relevant procedures, and implementing them in all of the work they carry out.

Read our Quality Policy Statement here: View Quality Statement

Details of Forensic Services SPA accredited services can be found here: Visit UKAS Website