The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services

Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators and it is only these companies that are permitted to display the UKAS symbol on their reports and certificates.

Accreditation is renewed annually, post-inspection. Burford Research meet the requirements of BS EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 – General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

Burford Research have been accredited by UKAS since June 1993 for child resistant container testing.

UKAS operate on a global basis. Within Europe, they operate accreditation agreements that are universally valid in most European states.

UKAS is a non-profit-distributing company, limited by guarantee, and operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government through the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

For more information on UKAS, visit their web site at