In partnership with an accredited laboratory, Bengatouch now offer a collection and delivery service for all calibrations and repairs for customer's convenience.

We offer calibrations in the following disciplines:  

Electrical - Capacitance, current, inductance, resistance & voltage

Length - Hand tools and precision gauges

Mass - Scales & balances as well as artifacts

Thermodynamics - Infrared temperature, thermometers & probes

Time & Frequency - Frequency / period


What is ISO/IEC 17025? 

ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. In most major countries, ISO/IEC 17025 is the standard for which most labs must hold accreditation in order to be deemed technically competent. 

What is Accreditation? 

Accreditation is a voluntary, third party-reviewed process. As part of accreditation, a laboratory's quality management system is thoroughly evaluated on a regular basis to ensure continued technical competence and compliance with ISO/IEC 17025. Laboratory accreditation can only be granted by an accreditation body (AB). 

What is the ILAC MRA? Why is it Important? 

In order for accreditation bodies to recognize each others' accreditations, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) developed a standard for accreditation bodies: ISO/IEC 17011. Accredited Bodies having a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (or MRA) with ILAC agree to maintain conformity with the current version of 17011 and to regularly submit themselves and their own quality management systems to peer review. By complying with ISO/IEC 17011, ABs demonstrate that they are capable of accrediting testing and/or calibration laboratories to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. 

In essence, the ILAC arrangement guarantees that test results are mutually acceptable between different governmental and regulatory organizations on regional, national and international levels and that these test results meet the same minimum standards for quality regardless of the lab's accreditation body. Each member of the agreement recognizes other members' accredited laboratory as if they themselves had performed the calibration because the MRA ensures that each laboratory is actually complying with the same minimum standards.

click here to view the list of ILAC signatories (including SANAS for South Africa).