RADCO has the following approvals as a testing laboratory:
- IAS (International Accreditation Service)
- Dade County, Florida
- Florida Department of Community Affairs (FL DCA)
RADCO staff actively participate in the following organizations and committees
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
EIMA EIFS Industry Manufacturers Association
IAS International Accreditation Service
ICC ES International Code Council-Evaluation Service
NFPA National Fire Protection Agency
SIPA Structural Insulated Panel Association
VSI Vinyl Siding Institute
ISO/IEC 17025, “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” is an international standard followed by testing and calibration laboratories worldwide. ISO 17025 describes a complete Quality System to address all aspects of laboratory operation to ensure that procedures, practices, policies and personnel follow a systematic methodology in their day-to-day operations.
The aim of the quality system is to continuously improve the ability to consistently produce valid results, and the accreditation by IAS is simply formal recognition of a demonstration of that competence.
RADCO participates in inter-laboratory proficiency and round-robin testing programs, conducts internal audits, attends quality training programs, has procedures for carrying out corrective action when deviations occur or complaints are received, and policies and procedures to ensure that the laboratory and staff are continuously improving their knowledge and ability to meet the needs of their customers.
RADCO’s ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is provided by International Accreditation Service (IAS).
ISO/IEC 17020, General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection is an international standard followed by inspection agencies that describes the general operating criteria to agencies providing independent third party inspection services while maintaining competence and employing a documented quality system to continuously improve the their knowledge and ability to meet the needs of their customers.
RADCO’s ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation is provided by International Accreditation Service (IAS).