Continued recognition for laboratory services

UK-based glass analysis and testing organisation, Glass Technology Services Ltd confirms that its UKAS accredited laboratory facilities will continue to be recognised, regardless of the outcome of ongoing Brexit negotiations. Following enquiries from clients and industry uncertainty, GTS is reassuring clients that results and analytical test certificates will remain valid for laboratory facilities accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), whatever the outcome of the ongoing UK withdrawal discussions.

This position was clarified by the Association of National Accreditation Bodies in Europe (EA), who have confirmed that “the EA has revised its articles of association”, allowing UKAS to “maintain its membership for a further two years” as a transition period and that “UKAS will continue to be peer evaluated by EA in order to maintain its MLA signatory status.” During this transition period, the EA intends to revise membership criteria, “with the aim that UKAS remains an EA member.”