Accreditations and Professional Memberships
Since we were established in 1970, we have always strived to be the very best in our field. The numerous accreditations, accolades and memberships of professional bodies is a testament to the hard work of all of our teams, and demonstrates our commitment to quality without compromise.
UKAS & ILAC
One of the most prestigious accreditations to our name, we became one of only five UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service)-accredited acoustic calibration labs in 2018. As a UKAS-accredited calibration laboratory, we are capable of calibrating sound level meters and acoustic calibrators to the very latest and highest standards, as well as octave band filters. UKAS standards are internationally recognised, as demonstrated by our association with ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation). ILAC is an internationally-recognised organisation for accreditation bodies.
Having the ability to calibrate acoustic instruments to UKAS-accredited standards is incredibly important, as it demonstrates our commitment to quality. Becoming a UKAS-accredited calibration lab is no mean feat; any institution that wishes to become accredited must undergo a thorough verification process. We have our own designated UKAS calibration lab and all the testing equipment used in the lab has been thoroughly checked by the UK Accreditation Service.
Many organisations require that their acoustic instruments be thoroughly tested to the strictest standards; our UKAS accreditation demonstrates that we are capable of doing this and stands us out as one of the leading names in noise measurement; no other manufacturer of noise measurement instrumentation is accredited to this level.
Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation found here.
Applicable standard: ISO/IEC 17025:2017
UKAS website: www.ukas.com
We are accredited with the British Standards Institute (BSI) for both quality management and environmental management. The ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standards are internationally recognised and are instrumental in making trade between countries possible.
Our quality management accreditation, ISO 9001:2015, demonstrates that we meet a number of strict quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the 'process approach', and a commitment to continual improvement. We take the quality of our products and services, and your experience with us incredibly seriously, something which ISO 9001:2015 represents. We regularly carry out internal audits to ensure that we continue to meet the standards this accreditation demands, and to guarantee that you continue to receive products and services of the very highest standard.
Our environmental management accreditation, ISO 14001, demonstrates that we take our responsibility to the natural world incredibly seriously and have measures in place to minimise our impact on the planet.
Applicable standards: ISO 9001:2015 | ISO 14001
BSI website: www.bsigroup.com
Institute of Acoustics
The Institute of Acoustics was established in 1974, with Cirrus Research acting as a key founding sponsor. The IOA is the United Kingdom's leading professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration, offering a range of advice, technical papers, training courses and more for those affiliated with it.
Our membership of the Institute of Acoustics demonstrates our commitment to continually developing the tools and technology available to those working in acoustics, leading the way to make noise and vibration measurement easier, more accessible and more effective. As a key founding sponsor and member, we're lucky enough to be in a position to help drive and lead the conversation around acoustics, cementing our position as one of the most trusted names not only in the UK, but across the world.
As part of our association with the IOA, we have sponsored a number of awards and have published research papers, which can be accessed through the IOA website.
IOA website: www.ioa.org.uk
British Safety Industry Federation
The BSIF (British Safety Industry Federation) is the UK's leading association for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and is recognised by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a Competent Authority, with links to government departments and multiple trade bodies. Established in 1994, the BSIF is a major independent voice in the British safety industry, helping to influence legislation and provide a source of trustworthy and authoritative information on a range of workplace health and safety issues, whilst at the same time representing the needs of its members.
As a registered safety supplier, we can guarantee that you will only be supplied with genuine approved products, that have undergone a series of compliance checks. As part of our membership, we have the opportunity to take part in several discussions that seek to improve health and safety within the workplace, and reaffirm the importance of tackling the challenges that excessive noise and vibration pose to people's health and wellbeing.
BSIF website: www.bsif.co.uk
British Safety Council
The British Safety Council (BSC) is dedicated to making every worker is protected against injury and/or ill-health in the workplace. For over 60 years, the BSC has offered advice and guidance to UK organisations as to how best to make their working environments safe and secure.
Our membership of the BSC demonstrates our commitment to not only the health and safety of our own employees, but also to promoting good health and safety practice across all UK workplaces.BSC website: www.britsafe.org
Made in Britain
Made in Britain is a cross-industry organisation that promotes British manufacturing.
Buying from a manufacturer bearing the Made in Britain mark, you can be assured of its quality.
MIB website: www.madeinbritain.org
Made in Yorkshire
Similarly to Made in Britain, Made in Yorkshire is an organisation that promotes Yorkshire-based businesses.
We're incredibly proud of our Yorkshire heritage, and are proud to network with and assist other businesses from our region.
MIY website: madeinyorkshire.com
Find out more
If you have any questions or if you would like any more information, please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
From the UK, contact us on 0845 230 2434.
From outside the UK, please contact us on +44 1723 891655.
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