Following from the recent successful transition of Austest Melbourne’s ISO 17025 accreditation from NATA to A2LA, Austest Sydney has achieved A2LA (the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) accreditation for a wide range of safety, EMC, telecommunications, and safety energy standards.

A2LA is a signatory to several multilateral mutual recognition arrangements including the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).  A2LA and NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) are both signatories to the ILAC and APLAC MRA’s, and thus, the acceptance of testing and calibration results from each organization are mutually recognized by each party. These agreements facilitate the acceptance of test reports between A2LA-accredited laboratories and 46 economies around the globe, including Australian and New Zealand safety regulators and the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority).

“In order to continue the rapid growth of our testing business and to provide our customers with accredited reports accepted throughout the world, A2LA was an obvious accreditation partner for us and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, coupled with a willingness and flexibility of approach that has been truly refreshing and supportive”, said Martin Garwood, Managing Director of Austest Laboratories.

As of June 30, 2009, A2LA had accredited a total of 2,051 organizations in a wide range of fields, including testing and calibration laboratories, product certification bodies, inspection bodies, medical laboratories, reference material producers, and proficiency testing providers.  Austest Sydney is now pleased to be added to the list of A2LA accreditations as an Electrical Testing Laboratory.

Accreditation listing of our Sydney Safety, Telecoms and EMC facilities: Accreditation listing of our Melbourne Safety and Telecoms facilities: