Quality & Safety

Quality Management

Applied Scientific Technologies UK Ltd is fully committed to maintaining its high standards of system design, product quality and customer service.

Our policy is to develop long-term relationships with clients who appreciate and expect outstanding quality in their system design, implementation and the services they receive.

Listening to the client’s needs is of the utmost importance to Applied Scientific Technologies. An understanding of the client’s goals always provides the basis for a successful system design and implementation.

Applied Scientific Technologies has quality management procedures in place that reflect all the needs of GAMP.

Continuous improvement of our products and services is the responsibility of every employee. It is this commitment that will ensure our continuing success.

Safety Systems

Within the UK process industry sector, BS IEC 61511 and its parent standard IEC 61508 are recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as relevant good practice for the design and implementation of functional safety of safety instrumented systems (SIS).

It is HSE’s view that if the requirements of IEC 61511 are met, it can then be demonstrated that the risks under the control of safety instrumented systems have been reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) and that sufficient will have been done to comply with UK law so far as safety instrumented systems are concerned.

The Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is a measure of the integrity and robustness and the ability of the SIS to withstand systematic failures and is based on the severity and frequency of previously identified hazardous events specific to the plant – usually during a hazard and operability study (HAZOP) – that we will design the SIS to protect.

Through the Applied Scientific Technologies’ functional safety management (FSM) system we apply the techniques and measures defined in BS IEC 61511/61508 to provide assurance to our clients that the SIS is fit for purpose and will achieve the target SIL.

The FSM includes verification (which is the examination of the SIS sub-system components and functions for purpose and adequacy) and will determine what measures of protection and intervention they perform to minimise the risks of an incident. The FSM will also establish what, if any, remedial works or design improvements are required to the SIS to achieve the required SIL and also to meet the customer-defined safety trip-proof test frequency.

The Applied Scientific Technologies BS IEC 61511/61508 FSM system covers the design phase of the safety lifecycle and the overall functional safety of the processes. This is not simply concerned with the aspects of design but requires that all relevant safety lifecycle stages – including the initial concept, design, implementation, operation and maintenance through to SIS decommissioning – are addressed and appropriately recorded.

Environmental Policy

It is Applied Scientific Technologies UK Ltd’s policy to achieve a high standard of environmental care in conducting our business. We are committed to continuous improvement in these fields by taking account of evolving practice, scientific knowledge and community expectations.

Specifically, it is our policy to: