Our plans for implementing the WRAS Laboratory Recognition scheme have been impeded by the pandemic, with local lock-down restrictions preventing WRAS Approvals from undertaking the inspections that were planned to take place in August and September.
Since the pandemic will be with us for some time to come, WRAS approvals has been considering how laboratory recognition can be safely implemented. We have carefully studied the current restrictions, issued by the UK Government and the Welsh Assembly, and believe that WRAS can undertake some of the inspections required to confirm Recognition, as long as the appropriate precautions are applied. These will be agreed with the laboratories and this will allow some inspections to go ahead over the coming months.
Rather than further delay publishing the list of Laboratories that are formally recognised by WRAS, we have decided to list the Laboratories that WRAS Approvals currently recognise. This short term recognition of the laboratories has been granted based on our historical relationship and working experience with that organisation and is awarded with the proviso that the planned inspections are completed by the end of January 2021 (Covid restrictions permitting).
Applications from laboratories where there is no ongoing relationship will not be listed until the Laboratory has been successfully inspected.
MATERIAL TEST HOUSES (BS6920 TESTING – FOR APPROVAL OF MATERIALS)