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    SOCOTEC UK Celebrates Outstanding Performance in UKAS Audits

    Thu 08/03/2023 - 11:10

    SOCOTEC UK is pleased to announce its exceptional success in recent UKAS audits for environmental chemistry, advanced chemistry and radiochemistry. The outstanding results have solidified SOCOTEC UK’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of quality in the industry.

    In light of recent challenges faced by competitor laboratories across the UK, with some experiencing suspension of accreditations, SOCOTEC UK takes immense pride in its achievement, assuring both internal and external stakeholders of its unwavering dedication to maintaining excellence.

    The UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) close-out meeting, commended the entire team at SOCOTEC UK for their exemplary performance. Feedback from the UKAS representatives highlighted several key strengths:

    SOCOTEC UK’s team's commitment to quality was evident, with praise for senior staff, including senior analysts, quality manager - Jodie Maciver, and compliance manager - Stacey Ottewill.

    Despite the industry-wide staff turnover, SOCOTEC UK’s approach to training and professional development was highly regarded, instilling confidence in their investigative capabilities and actions.

    The team's sense of pride in their work and the adoption of a new online competency matrix and training records system were commended as significant improvements.

    SOCOTEC UK’s Proficiency Testing performance, reflecting inter-lab trials, was deemed commendable, demonstrating their competence and reliability.

    The laboratory's equipment was found to be well-utilised and maintained, ensuring accurate and precise results.

    The exceptional precision and bias of SOCOTEC’s test methods showcased their commitment to rigorous and accurate analyses.

    The Nuclear division received special recognition for consistently providing a high-quality analytical service, as evidenced by their excellent PT and AQC (Analytical Quality Control) sample results. The staff demonstrated extensive knowledge of procedures and the underlying scientific principles.

    Jodie Maciver, quality manager at SOCOTEC UK, expressed her appreciation, stating, "We are extremely proud of the entire team's efforts in upholding the highest standards of quality. These exceptional audit results reaffirm our commitment to delivering accurate and reliable scientific solutions for our clients."

    Marya Hubbard, operations director responsible for quality, echoed the sentiment, adding, "The recognition received from UKAS reinforces our position as a trusted leader in the environmental science industry. We remain dedicated to continuous improvement and delivering top-notch services to our clients."

    As SOCOTEC UK continues to set the benchmark for excellence, this achievement showcases their commitment to providing reliable and accurate analytical services, meeting the diverse needs of their clientele.

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