Thursday, March 20, 2014

ISO 17025 calibration extensions!

LotusWorks, headquartered in Sligo and with operations throughout Ireland and internationally, have recently added Pipette and Balance calibration to their existing ISO 17025: 2005 scope of accreditation. They were awarded the extension to their accreditation by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) on the 25th February 2014.
Pictured above are some of the team from LotusWorks receiving the award from INAB.  From left: Tom McGuinn Calibrations Supervisor LotusWorks, Tom Cafferkey Director LotusWorks, James Stapleton Accreditation Officer INAB, Noel Molloy Calibrations Manager LotusWorks & Nicola Kennedy Quality Manager LotusWorks
ISO 17025:2005 is the international standard that formally recognises the demonstration of the technical competence of laboratories to carry out calibrations. LotusWorks, previously trading as Lotus Technical Services, first achieved ISO 17025: 2005 accreditation in December 2010 for Electrical and Temperature calibration. The company’s full scope of accreditation can be found on the INAB website under registration number 277C. The addition to the existing scope for Pipette calibration covers 1ul to 10,000ul and for Balance calibration ranges from 1mg to 20,000g. LotusWorks can perform the full scope of accreditation in their laboratory in Sligo or onsite at their customer’s facility.

ISO 17025: 2005 accreditation is recognised as the industry’s top standard, and it assures the quality of LotusWorks laboratory calibration services, processes, technicians, and data accuracy. The company’s calibration capability extends from onsite calibration, to a mobile calibration service and laboratory calibrations performed at the company’s calibration laboratory at their headquarters in Sligo.

Speaking about the accreditation extension, Calibrations Manager of LotusWorks Noel Molloy commented “We are delighted to add Pipette and Balance to our existing Temperature and Electrical offering, accreditation to this standard is a formal recognition that our laboratory is competent to carry out calibrations detailed in the ISO 17025 scope. This extension to our accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to improving our service delivery.”

More about Lotus

LotusWorks is a leading process and laboratory calibration service provider who has recently celebrated 25 years in business. As a leader in the market since 1989, LotusWorks is consistently broadening their calibration capabilities to keep up with the changing practices of the key markets they serve including pharmaceutical, medical device, semi-conductor, ICT and food and beverage.

LotusWorks continuously look for innovative ways to improve their service offering and add value for their customers. In 2012 the company developed a web based calibration application which provides companies with online access to calibration information regarding their own equipment. This application adds value for customers and allows them to track their calibration statistics instantly online. This instant access to data helps customers with items such as records management. In 2013, the company was shortlisted as finalists in the Irish Laboratory Awards for the categories of “Calibration Laboratory of the Year” and “Start-up Laboratory of the Year” demonstrating their continued recognition as a leading calibration service provider.

LotusWorks now employs over 400 people on both sides of the Atlantic and continues to grow. In 2013 LotusWorks increased its Irish engineering and technical workforce by 35 and in February this year was awarded the much sought after CPD (Continuing Professional Development) standard by Engineers Ireland.

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