Recommendation for UKAS Accreditation to ISO 17025 for Cell Site Analysis

19 May 2022

A World’s First and a Huge Milestone for IntaForensics and Cell Site Analysis.

Over the past 6 years, IntaForensics has embraced the requirement for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for our digital forensic laboratory and the company has regularly sought to extend our scope of accreditation to address the developing world of technology.

Following one of the most intensive and challenging UKAS assessments we have experienced (and that is saying something), IntaForensics has an exciting announcement.  UKAS has issued IntaForensics with a recommendation for accreditation to ISO 17025 and the FSR Codes of Practice and Conduct for cell site analysis, pending successful close-out of assessment findings and FSR review.

IntaForensics has been a key contributing member of the cell site accreditation pilot scheme and today marks a milestone in the robust assessment process where we hosted senior UKAS staff and cellsite technical specialists.

The accreditation of cell site analysis has proved to be extremely demanding and has necessitated an exceptional commitment to research, testing and validation work to reach a stage where UKAS have felt confident in assessing IntaForensics’ cell site operations.  We believe this is a unique achievement and as the UK’s leading provider of cell site analysis services, we are incredibly proud to be at the leading edge of this new accreditation.


Carl Osborne, Head of Digital Investigation Unit at IntaForensics

IntaForensics Head of the Digital Investigations Unit, Carl Osborne has led the accreditation project and worked tirelessly with his deputy Steph Curwen and the cell site team to prepare for the assessment, he commented “This is a great achievement for all of us that work at IntaForensics, I am extremely proud of the team for helping us get to this stage. This is also great for the cell site community as a whole and raises the bar for the future of Cell Site Analysis, which will be hugely beneficial for the criminal justice system”


Damian Walton, Managing Director at IntaForensics

IntaForensics Managing Director, Damian Walton said,” As an organisation in a regulated industry with a raft of accreditations and certifications, IntaForensics is committed to the concept of continual improvement and utilises independent assessment of our methods and procedures to demonstrate compliance to international and regulatory standards.  This particular accomplishment is arguably the one I am most proud of, having witnessed the immense efforts that have been committed by Carl and his staff supported by the Quality Management Team.  It has been a fantastic company endeavour.”

IntaForensics would like to thank UKAS for their commitment to this pilot scheme and the developments in cell site analysis accreditation. UKAS’s continued assessment process allows us to demonstrate the technical competence of our personnel and offers confidence in our accredited operations, as detailed on our schedule of accreditation.

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