Laboratory accreditation reference: 0076

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

UKAS is appointed as the national accreditation body by Accreditation Regulations 2009 (SI No 3155/2009) and the EU Regulation (EC) 765/2008.  UKAS operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government, through the Secretary of State for Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué (ISO/IEC 17025)

“A laboratory's fulfilment of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 means the laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results and calibrations. The management system requirements in ISO/IEC 17025 are written in language relevant to laboratory operations and operate generally in accordance with the principles of ISO 9001.” 


BLC has an ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement with UKAS

ILAC is the international organisation for accreditation bodies operating in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011 and involved in the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies including calibration laboratories (using ISO/IEC 17025), testing laboratories (using ISO/IEC 17025), medical testing laboratories (using ISO 15189) and inspection bodies (using ISO/IEC 17020).


Laboratory accreditation reference: 1049

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency formed in 1972 with a mission to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury or death from consumer products through education, safety standards activities, regulation, and enforcement.

The CPSC work to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the unreasonable risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products and fulfilling their vision to be the recognized global leader in consumer product safety.


LWG Auditor

BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. has auditors approved to carry out Leather Working Group (LWG) audits using the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol.

For further information about these auditing services or to request a proposal for an audit, please contact us via

Proficiency Testing and Inter-Lab Trials

By taking part in regular proficiency tests and inter-lab trials, BLC ensures its testing practices are some of the most accurate in the industry.

BLC routinely participates in the following proficiency test schemes:

  • NiMS
  • IIS
  • TEPS
  • Textile proficiency

Keep updated with BLC's achievements

BLC Achieves UKAS Accreditation... Accreditations & Certificates

BLC are pleased to announce the addition of mattress flammability tests to our scope of accreditation under ISO 17025...

6 June 2017
BLC Awarded Double ‘Certificate of... Accreditations & Certificates

BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. has recently been awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for proficiency in...

28 February 2017
BLC Expands Accredited Testing... Accreditations & Certificates

‘BLC’ is a name you can trust in the leather testing arena. As a measurement of BLC’s technical...

14 November 2016

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