Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise in trace evidence (glass, paint, fibres, other particulates to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise and training to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists - UK and overseas Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic DNA examination, recovery and profiling expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled DNA forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise in major crime and volume crime to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the Criminal Defence Service through solicitors and barristers. Forensic Access: highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists working from our own forensic science laboratories, at the crime scene or at other forensic science providers premises

Quality management and quality standards support to the police

"Mandatory" quality standards for all forensic science laboratories

There are significant pressures on all laboratories that undertake forensic science work for the Criminal Justice System to implement a quality management system in their respective organisations:

If an organisation has no previous experience of designing, implementing and maintaining such quality standards, especially for a discipline as complex as forensic science, trying to plan for such can be a daunting task. This is where Forensic Access can help and support you.

Quality standards support to police forces

Forensic Access has a significant experience of developing, implementing and maintaining quality management systems in forensic science laboratories, and we now offer this service to the police and other organisations.

We can assist in planning for, establishment and maintenance of quality management systems to comply with ISO 9001 & ISO 17025, including the special requirements of ILAC G19 "Guidelines for Forensic Science Laboratories".

The Head of our Quality Standards team, Kathy Clarke has successfully taken 3 different forensic organisations through ISO 17025 accreditation [ read more below ].

The Forensic Access quality management services

A number of forces are someway down the path of setting up quality management systems, some are in the very early planning stages and some have not yet started to plan. Hence, our service is tailored to the very specific requirements of each force.

After discussing where a particular force is with their quality management and standards system we will propose an action plan based on the following options

Forensic Access' quality management experience

Kathy Clarke - Quality Manager & Quality Consultant for forensic science laboratories - quality management and quality standards: ISO 17025, ISO 9001 - working with Forensic AccessOur Quality Standards team is led by Kathy Clarke, a highly experienced Quality Manager who has worked in the forensic science industry for over 30 years.

Kathy has managed and developed forensic science quality systems for many years, with successful assessments and maintenance of accreditation/certification (including Forensic Alliance, LGC Forensics and Forensic Access), and helped to train staff to understand the value of these systems and to manage their compliance. Kathy has a long and positive working relationship with the forensic accreditation team at UKAS.

Contact Forensic Access

If you want to find out how we can support your plans for developing and maintaining a quality management system, please contact Forensic Access or directly contact Kathy Clarke, Quality Manager: kathy.clarke@forensic-access.co.uk

 

Forensic Expertise

Anthropology and archaeology » Appeals » Blood and body fluids » Blood pattern analysis - BPA » CCTV » Cell site analysis » Computers, digital devices and internet crime, including mobile phone and cell site analysis » Condom lubricant analysis » Crime scenes » Damage to clothing, etc. » DNA profiling » Documents » Drugs / substances of abuse » Drugs: contamination of banknotes, mobile phones, vehicles, etc. » Fibres » Fingerprints (including enhancement) » Firearms, ballistics, wound ballistics » Fires and explosions » Glass » Hairs » Handwriting » Marks enhancement (tools, tyres, etc.) » Oils, greases and waxes » Paints » Pathology (including post mortems and injuries) » Photography (including crime scenes) » Questioned documents » Sexual offences » Shoes and shoe marks » Tool and manufacturing marks » Toxicology » Trace evidence » Vehicle tyres and their marks

 

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