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BSI confirms Sheffield Assay Office continue to get it right, first time, every time

Published: 1st March 2019

BSI confirms Sheffield Assay Office continue to get it right, first time, every time

February 2019 saw Sheffield Assay Office undergo a successful audit by the British Standards Institute (BSI), who recommended we maintain our certification to ISO 9001:2015.

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. 

Holding this certification for over 25 years reflects our focus on quality and is an integral part of our continuous improvement culture. By embracing the principles of the standard, we have demonstrated our commitment to our customers, to our quality processes, and to exceed our stakeholder’s expectations. 

As our Quality Policy states: Get it right, first time, every time, and strive for continual improvement.

Click here to download details of all our services, policies and accreditations.

The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

To find out more about the whole range of services offered by Sheffield Assay Office, such as our hallmarking and analytical services, please email us at or complete the contact form on our website at,

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