Proficiency Test Rounds Now Available
We now have Proficiency Test kits for Scheduled and On Demand rounds (click on the names to find out more).
In November 2017 we were awarded accreditation to “ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity assessment — General requirements for proficiency testing” for our Biological Materials Scheme (for identification of blood, semen and saliva on swatches of material and exhibits). You can see the scope of the accreditation on the UKAS website: Forensic Proficiency Testing Services ISO 17043 Accreditation.
We have also submitted applications for ISO 17043 accreditation for our fingerprints and digital forensics schemes.
Scheduled Rounds are available for a fixed time only, with a deadline to return your results. Our report of your performance will include an inter-laboratory comparison of all other participants (anonymised).
Body Fluids on Exhibits
Product Accredited to ISO/IEC 17043:2010
On Demand Rounds
On-Demand Rounds are available over a much longer period. They are also ideal for internal training, competency testing and validation exercises.
Computer Hard Drive
- the imaging of a computer hard drive
- searching the imaged data for specified file content
Mobile Phone Data
Bespoke Proficiency Tests
We offer a Bespoke Proficiency Test service, where we design and manage a Proficiency or Competency Test Round according to your own requirements. We can offer closed rounds for you to run in-house only, or we can invite other interested organisations to also take part so that we have the chance of producing a meaningful Inter-Laboratory Comparison report.
For more information and to discuss your requirements, please contact FPTS.
Validation / Training / Competency Testing Kits
Some of the FPTS products are ideal for organisations carrying our validation, training or competency testing. For example, our Biology Scheme: “Identification of body fluids on swatches of material”.
We can supply many of the FPTS products as validation, training, competency testing items. Many of these can be tailored to your own needs, frequency, etc. Please contact FPTS if you wish to discuss this in more detail and to see how we can assist you.