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Benefits of using an Accredited Laboratory

Is it worthwhile to use an accredited laboratory - what are the advantages?

What is accreditation?

Accreditation to ISO 17025,General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”, is the recognition of a laboratory’s ability to provide technical competence and valid results in scientific fields such as measurement, testing, calibration and inspection. Regular technical and surveillance audits are undertaken by independent authorities, such as NATA, in conjunction with peer reviews by voluntary technical assessors, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of all aspects within a laboratory quality system.

Through the accreditation process, laboratories can demonstrate:

  • The efficiency and validity of results
  • Accuracy of measurements
  • Technical competence
  • Impartiality
  • International acceptance of results

AWTA Product Testing was recently recognised for 50 years continuous accreditation with the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA), and is accredited within the chemical, mechanical, optic, thermal and flammability testing fields.

NATA Link: https://nata.com.au/accreditation                                                                              


How does this benefit you?

Consumer confidence

Consumers rely on products and services being safe to use. Reports provided by an accredited facility can provide consumers with the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices.

Reducing business risk

Through regular testing and inspection with an accredited laboratory, businesses can demonstrate due diligence in the event of a legal challenge.

Market opportunities

Test certificates issued by an accredited laboratory provide product and service differentiation. It creates a benchmark which unaccredited competitors may struggle to meet and cannot independently demonstrate.
NATA accredited test reports may be essential and even demanded by the end user depending upon the intended destination and use of the product. NATA testing is recommended for the following:

  • Government tenders - for example Defence or Healthcare
  • Where compliance to a specific standard is sought
  • When testing according to mandatory standards
  • Where conformance to the National Construction Code (NCC) is sought
  • The outcome of the testing may be used in litigation


Please get in touch for more information on our accreditation and testing services. 
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