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?
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.Ask Us a Question
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