Many organisations such as hospitals, universities and research laboratories will require a UKAS stopwatch timer calibration for the digital timers they use. In this month’s blog, we take a close look at what this actually involves and how Henderson Biomedical can help you with UKAS stopwatch calibrations.
What is UKAS?
UKAS stands for the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. It is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the UK government to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection, and calibration services. UKAS operates independently from the government and is a non-profit organisation.
The primary role of UKAS is to accredit conformity assessment bodies against internationally recognized standards. This accreditation process ensures that these bodies operate competently and impartially. UKAS accreditation enhances the credibility and reliability of the services provided by the accredited organisations.
UKAS accredits a wide range of industries and sectors, including healthcare, environmental testing, construction, food safety, manufacturing, and more. By accrediting organisations, UKAS helps to create confidence in the products, services, and systems that businesses and consumers rely on. It also facilitates international trade by demonstrating compliance with international standards and regulations.
In summary, UKAS plays a crucial role in maintaining quality standards and ensuring the competence and impartiality of conformity assessment bodies in the United Kingdom.
What is a UKAS stopwatch timer calibration?
UKAS stopwatch calibration refers to the process of calibrating a stopwatch or digital timer according to the standards and guidelines set by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). UKAS is the national accreditation body in the UK responsible for assessing and accrediting organisations that provide calibration services.
During stopwatch calibration, a trained and accredited calibration provider uses calibrated reference standards and equipment to verify and adjust the accuracy of a stopwatch or digital timer. The process involves comparing the stopwatch’s measurements against known time references to determine any deviations or inaccuracies.
UKAS accreditation ensures that the calibration provider operates to internationally recognised standards, follows appropriate procedures, maintains traceability to national or international standards, and demonstrates competency in conducting stopwatch calibrations. It gives assurance that the calibration results are reliable and can be trusted.
By having a UKAS-calibrated stopwatch, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to accurate timekeeping and comply with quality management system requirements. It is particularly important in industries where precise timing is critical, such as scientific research, sports, healthcare, manufacturing, and various other applications where precise timing is necessary.
It’s worth noting that UKAS accreditation is specific to the United Kingdom. Other countries may have their own national accreditation bodies or standards for stopwatch calibration.
How Henderson Biomedical can help
Henderson Biomedical is a UKAS accredited company. Details of our certification can be found on the UKAS website. We are now able to offer UKAS time calibration of stopwatches, digital timers and other timing devices. All you have to do is send us your devices and we will calibrate them in our calibration laboratory. For more information, please contact our friendly team on 020 8663 4610 or use our contact form to get in touch.