Eurofins | BLC Laboratory Audits & Accreditation

Eurofins | BLC Laboratory Audits & Accreditation Services

If your business carries out physical testing of materials used in consumer products through an in-house laboratory, Eurofins | BLC can provide accreditation of the laboratory and certification of staff to the principles of ISO 17025.

As a world-leading research and technology centre, Eurofins | BLC has the technical pedigree and experience to provide an audit and accreditation service for physical testing laboratories globally. Our experienced auditors will carry out the on-site assessment in just one day*, following the principles of ISO 17025 (the international standard for laboratory accreditation). *Assessments for multiple sites and larger facilities are available and may require longer.

Eurofins | BLC laboratory accreditation provides the following commercial benefits:

  • Achieve Eurofins | BLC Accredited Laboratory status
  • Certification of laboratory staff
  • Third party verification of processes
  • Satisfies brand and retailer criteria for in-house quality control
  • Audited to ISO 17025 principles
  • Reduction in testing time
  • Reduction in out-sourced testing costs
  • Improved customer confidence

 

Achieving accredited status helps your business to provide assurance of physical testing capabilities to your customers and contributes towards confidence in quality of testing services.

 

The Accreditation Process

Your laboratory can be accredited in 3 simple steps:

 

Get Accreditation for Your Laboratory Today

Contact Eurofins | BLC for further information on the laboratory accreditation process and criteria your laboratory needs to satisfy, via email to info@blcleathertech.com, telephone + 44 (0) 1604 679 999 or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.

 

Eurofins | BLC Consulting & Auditing Services

Rest assured that Eurofins | BLC have the capacity and expertise to conduct a wide range of consultancy and auditing projects, across various material types including leather, textiles, synthetics, and hardware.

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To achieve the Eurofins | BLC Accredited Laboratory status, your business needs to satisfy the audit criteria in Step 3. In order to carry this out, you will need to adhere to the following process:

 

Step 1: Initial Consultation

One of our technical experts will discuss the laboratory accreditation process in detail online or via telephone. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the process.

 

Step 2: Pre-Audit Checklist

We will provide your laboratory with a pre-audit checklist which will help you prepare for the audit, and if followed correctly, the auditor will be able to certify your laboratory and its technicians for competency in the relevant methods. The Eurofins | BLC auditor will cover the key elements of ISO 17025, including:

  • Contact review and sample registration
  • Document control
  • Equipment calibrations
  • Internal auditing and corrective action plans
  • Control of records
  • Training/competence of personnel
  • Laboratory facilities and equipment
  • Testing competence
  • Data recording and reporting

 

Step 3: Laboratory Audit

During the one-day on-site assessment, our auditor will review the testing capability of each laboratory technician as well as reviewing the laboratory facilities and the internal quality management systems.

Key areas of assessment for laboratory technicians include:

  • Competency and understanding of specific test methods
  • Adherence to procedures
  • Personnel training records
  • Level of education

Key areas of assessment for the laboratory site includes:

  • Physical testing methods
  • Environmental conditions
  • Equipment (including calibration)
  • Document control
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Documentation of quality procedures

If required, a corrective action plan will be issued to improve laboratory management and testing competencies, as well as recommendations for staff training and development.

 

Auditing of Multiple Sites

Eurofins | BLC provides a world-wide laboratory auditing and accreditation service and has a pool of auditors around the world who are local to most regions.

For laboratories based in more than one location, our auditors will need to assess individual sites, as both the staff certification and laboratory accreditation are location based.

 

Certification of Laboratory Technicians

On completing the audit, a certificate will be issued for each laboratory technician within the scope of testing to be accredited and will be valid for 12 months.

 

Laboratory Accreditation of Individual Sites

Upon satisfactory accreditation, the laboratory will receive a certificate of compliance issued by Eurofins | BLC detailing the scope of accredited testing. The laboratory accreditation certificate is valid for 12 months.

 

Annual Surveillance Visit

Once accreditation has been received, an annual surveillance visit is required in order to keep the laboratory’s accredited status active. Technicians will also be audited individually to the same principle for their testing scope.

The annual surveillance visit is essential for your business to continue to demonstrate physical testing competencies as well as providing on-going assurance to your customers.

 

Get Accreditation for Your Laboratory Today

Contact Eurofins | BLC for further information on the laboratory accreditation process and criteria your laboratory needs to satisfy, via email to info@blcleathertech.com, telephone + 44 (0) 1604 679 999 or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.

 

Laboratory Accreditation Delivered by a Global Brand

Eurofins | BLC are world leaders in consumer product testing and the provision of supply chain risk management services for leather, textiles and synthetic materials. As a world-renowned analytical testing laboratory, our customer base includes international brands and retailers, manufacturers of raw material and product as well as traders, suppliers and chemical companies.

 

For laboratory accreditation services, Eurofins | BLC provide:

  • Laboratory accreditation based on an audit to the principles of ISO 17025
  • On-going accreditation achieved upon a satisfactory assessment carried out during the annual surveillance visit
  • Certification for laboratory technicians to the scope of testing accredited
  • Accreditation available for single and multiple sites
  • Association with a global leader in consumer product and materials testing

 

Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Discounted services including fault diagnosis, testing, training and consulting
  • Advanced technical support from regulatory, supply chain and scientific professionals
  • Online access to chemical management tools

 

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Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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Testimonials

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”

ScS

United Kingdom

"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."

Asos

United Kingdom

"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."

Mulberry

United Kingdom

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."

Next

United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon

Netherlands

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International

India

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."

IKEA

Sweden

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