Proficiency testing at the IFA

IFA's test gas stream

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Proficiency testing at the dynamic test gas stream
Source: IFA

Since 1989, the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) has been providing proficiency testing (PT) schemes for laboratories and measuring stations worldwide for the purpose of self-examination and for the external presentation of quality standards within these laboratories. The PT schemes are conducted in compliance with the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17043 and of DIN ISO 13528.

The IFA organises the proficiency testing schemes in co-operation with the Bundesverband der Messstellen für Umwelt- und Arbeitsschutz e. V. (BUA), the German association of environmental and OSH measurement bodies. The BUA recommends regular participation in the IFA's proficiency testing.

Where possible, proficiency testing schemes are offered in which the entire analysis method can be tested. Participants will receive a detailed evaluation and a certificate of participation.

Please note:
In 2019 the chemical and biological analytics section of the IFA will move into a new building. There, an enlarged and technically improved dynamic test gas stream will be set up. Due to this moving, the PT schemes inorganic acids and inorganic acids with own sampling cannot be offered in 2019.

Further information


concerning proficiency testing

Phone: +49 30 13001-3299
Fax: +49 30 13001-863299

Division 2: Chemical and biological hazards

Brigitte Maybaum
Krista Gusbeth
Franziska Nürnberger
Prof Dr Dietmar Breuer