The Southern African Welding Institute (SAIW) materials testing laboratory has achieved its South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) five-year ISO 17025 renewal certification. This entails a formal process of conformity assessment that recognises technical competency and competitiveness in the testing field.
L-R: Nicoline Kgoedi, lab technician; Confidence Lekoane, consultant; Kegomoditswe Letlole, senior lab technician at SAIW.
Commenting on behalf of the technical services team, senior lab technician Kegomoditswe Letlole says, “Sanas accreditation is not easy to achieve, especially as the regulations have changed and evolved over the years. We are very proud of our team effort in achieving these latest standards. This certification also broadens our ability to service a wider selection of clients and ensures standardisation of quality levels at a world-class level of operation. Clients can also be assured that all equipment within our Sanas-accredited lab is correctly calibrated and validated to ensure that they give the most accurate results.”
Looking ahead, technical services consultant Confidence Lekoane comments: “Despite the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting financial fallout, the lab has a renewed purpose to help our clients recover from the financial fallout of the past 12 months. After all, in the current highly competitive business environment, information is power and quality counts more than ever as a winning differentiator.”