Intertek Code Evaluation Services Attains IAS Accreditation
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- August 12, 2013
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today
announced that its Code Evaluation Services has gained accreditation by the
International Code Council’s (ICC) International Accreditation Service (IAS).
Intertek has maintained accreditation as a product certification agency under
ISO Guide 65 for many years, but now the Company is accredited to provide code
evaluation services as well.
Evaluation service accreditation has historically been voluntary, however some
regulatory bodies are now mandating that product certification agencies comply
with ISO Guide 65. With the accreditation of its Code Evaluation Services in
place, Intertek is now positioned to meet the needs of its clients in
jurisdictions throughout the United States.
“Accreditation is crucial in being able to demonstrate the competence and
independence of our operations,” said Michael Beaton, P.E., Intertek’s
Director of Product Evaluations. “The IAS assessment was rigorous and
thorough, and we are proud to have achieved this important credential.”
Every day, building departments use research reports to approve the products
and systems being used in their jurisdictions. Manufacturers, in turn, look to
agencies like Intertek to provide third-party validation that their products
comply with the code. For many products, a research report is an efficient way
to present the information the building departments need. If the research
reports are to be readily accepted, they must be by certification agencies
that are trusted and widely recognized. IAS accreditation provides the
credentials that help to ensure an agency's certification marks will have full
acceptance in the marketplace and by governmental agencies that regulate
Gavin Campbell, Intertek’s Global Senior Vice President, Building Products
said, “The IAS accreditation gives building departments and our customers
confidence that Intertek Research Reports can meet their high expectations for
quality and integrity. This achievement is perfectly aligned with Intertek’s
goal of removing potential barriers and helping manufacturers get their
products to market.”
To download a copy of Intertek’s IAS certificate of accreditation (PCA-101),
go to the IAS website.
For more information on Intertek’s Code Evaluation Services, visit
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