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About IFM Quality Services                            

IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd is a dynamic company dedicated to all aspects of laboratory quality assurance. Our services are requested by a diverse range of organizations, including accreditation bodies, regulatory authorities, government agencies and private companies. As a fully independent, privately owned company, we guarantee services that are objective, impartial and completely confidential.

Our mission is to assist laboratories in improving and maintaining the quality of their analyses through the provision of laboratory quality assurance products and services. Our primary vehicles for achieving this aim are the provision of proficiency testing programs, reference materials and consulting services.

Our dedication to quality is evident in the fact that we are the first company in Australia, and one of the first in the world to attain accreditation to ILAC Guide 13:2000 (based on ISO Guide 43-1 for proficiency testing scheme providers). (Proficiency testing, inter-laboratory tests, ILC, EQA, external Quality assessments, quality assurance programs, round robins, QC programs, QAP, PT, PTP, interlab are all names for similar activities.) Our approval was initially granted in April 2000 by the National Association of Testing Authorities in Australia. We are now accredited by A2LA. Our A2LA certificate number is 3189-02. The scope of our accreditation extends to food, water, pharmaceuticals, electrical products and veterinary tests.

In addition to our broad range of publicly offered programs, we tailor programs to the specific needs of larger organizations, industry bodies and associations.

As an organization, IFM Quality Services came into being in 1994, incorporating as a private company in 1997. From what was essentially a supplier of proficiency testing programs to the Australian market, we have rapidly expanded to become a global provider. We now boast clientele in over 75 countries across 5 continents. Our key staff have tertiary qualifications in applied science, technology, business, and computing science. This provides an effective balance of expertise within our organization.

We welcome your enquiries and look forward to working with you, for you.

 

Why Choose IFM?

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ü Accredited to ISO/IEC17043 (A2LA Accreditation certificate 3189-02)

Your results will be accepted by your accreditation body.

ü Cost Effective

Our programs enable you to assess the performance of your entire laboratory, as several participants can be scheduled to participate in each round and monitored throughout the year.

ü Personal Service

Our reputation is based on service that extends beyond the final report to ensure your success.

ü 100% Independent Company

We are not affiliated with any government organization or accreditation body and can guarantee impartiality.

ü Comprehensive Program Offered

We offer you a wide range of sample types and test parameters in a simple, easy to use format.

ü Selection of Program Formats

We offer programs in both ‘natural’ and freeze dried form and in combinations to suit every laboratory and budget.

ü You only perform the analyses applicable to your laboratory.

ü We can monitor the performance of several staff members testing from the same sample sets for no additional charge

ü We will discount your participation in additional programs when you enrol in any scheme.

ü Extraordinary Value for Money!

 

Why join a scheme with IFM?

Your laboratory’s performance should never be judged on the basis of one proficiency program alone. Consistency is just as important as getting it right on one occasion.

Schemes are designed to ensure your laboratory covers many situations in laboratory testing, such as: sample types, ranges of result, and influencing factors in analyses. Enrolling in a single program will not ensure the full range of challenges are covered.

Scheme participants enjoy the benefits of being able to cover many of their quality assurance requirements in one enrolment. Many technicians can be monitored throughout the year. There is no need to schedule separate internal tests.

Follow-up advice and assistance is provided to scheme members.

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IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd

IFM, Working with you, for you

PO Box 877, Ingleburn 2565, AUSTRALIA

4/58 Stennett Road Ingleburn NSW 2565 Australia

Telephone:  +61 2 9618 3311

 Facsimile: +61 2 9618 3355

Email:  ContactIFM@ifmqs.com.au
                                                                            
Date of page update: August 31, 2012