In order to ensure that our equipment is correctly calibrated and our processes working correctly, we belong to two proficiency schemes, NIR Grain Network and Openfield’s Proficiency Testing Scheme. These allow us to compare our results on a reference sample with a number of other laboratories. By participating in these schemes, we can demonstrate to customers, members and regulatory bodies the validity of our results.
Training and competency checks aim to minimise inaccuracies caused by operator or equipment. Well documented validated methods are used with control samples to monitor day to day performance.