Accreditation & Certification
We have been examined and accredited as a test laboratory for full-scale wave and tidal test facilities by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
We are the first and only centre of our kind anywhere in the world to win this mark of quality, which enables us to provide independent, internationally recognised verification of the performance of the devices we test at our grid-connected test sites.
To achieve accreditation, we have developed an Integrated Management System (IMS) as a clear commitment to quality, health, and safety management. This has been created to meet the in requirements in ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020, BS EN ISO 9001 and where possible ISO/IEC 45001 and ISO/IEC 14001.
EMEC’s schedule of accreditation including the methods used in ISO/IEC Accredited Performance Assessment can be found here: Schedule of Accreditation
EMEC’s schedule of accreditation including for ISO/IEC Accredited Inspection can be found here: Schedule of Accreditation
For further details on UKAS, visit: UKAS website
Certification BS EN ISO 9001
EMEC’s IMS has been assessed and is also certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for the following services:
- Provision of grid connected & non-grid connected test and demonstration facilities.
- Wave & tidal marine energy converter testing, including performance assessment, reliability testing, project management and pre-deployment consenting.
- Technical verification of marine energy converters and their sub-systems.
- Research & development on marine and hydrogen technology.