The test laboratory consists of six departments and the Research and Development division. The laboratory tests incoming samples according to client requirements, and evaluates the test results with regard to analytical plausibility. Any legal assessment of the findings is carried out by the inspection centre. The Research and Development division handles current analytical problems and creates new analysis procedures.
Accreditation of the test laboratory according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, held since 1993, ensures that the very highest safety and quality standards are maintained. The German Accreditation Agency (DAkkS) certifies the test laboratory at Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH to perform tests in the areas listed in the accreditation certificate.
The inspection centre comprises four client or subject-specific areas. Other areas include sensory experience. The inspection centre is responsible for client support, sample management, and on-site inspections. It also performs an assessment of test findings according to client requirements and based on the legal framework or other criteria.
Since 2012 the accreditation awarded to the inspection centre according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 has ensured that the very highest safety and quality standards are met. The German Accreditation Agency (DAkkS) certifies the inspection centre at Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH to perform type A inspections in the areas listed in the accreditation certificate.