Dubai Central Laboratory Department (DCLD) has increased the number of approved tests from 93 to 185, which include testing engineering materials, food, environment and various consumer goods as well calibration services.
The organisation has successfully passed the intensive assessment carried out recently by the Dubai Accreditation Centre (DAC) for the extension of its scope of accreditation under international standard ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
The DAC technical assessment team included 12 specialist technical evaluators from outside the country who evaluated the testing capability of the Central Laboratory for two full days in accordance with the requirements of international standard ISO/IEC 17025.
"The extension of the scope of accreditation was carried out in order to satisfy the requirements of our ever-growing customers for more sophisticated and advanced level of testing and calibration," said Amin Ahmed Mohammed Amin, Acting Director of DCLD.
"With this extension, the scope of accreditation now includes new fields such as engineering materials testing, environmental testing as well as new areas in food testing," he said. "This will raise the confidence of customers and enhance the credibility of test results and thus improve the chances of acceptance of products that are being examined in the laboratory not only at the local level, but also on regional and global levels."