The HPA requires the appointment of a UKAS accredited certification body where the key deliverable is the certification to ISO 9001 to support governance arrangements of:
• all activities at the Porton site;
• The production of ready-to-use culture media and ancillary reagents and the development and management of National
Standard Methods at the Colindale site; and
• Radiological impact assessment (nuclear), radiological testing of environmental and biological materials and the
provision of associated advice at Chilton.
• The Chilton site also requires certification to TickIT 5.5 for software development associated with radiological impact
Accreditation or certification by a professional body supports the governance arrangements of the HPA by providing
independent assurance that systems are under control. They also provide assurance to our customers, for who it is often
a specific requirement of using our services, that our products and services are fit for purpose.
HPA sites at Colindale, Porton and Chilton have all been certified to ISO 9001 for a number of years. In order to retain
certification each site is audited bi-annually by a UKAS accredited certification body