The various FMAT proficiency test scheme finger and palmar visualisation techniques are grouped together in bundles as follows;
FMAT–S(I) DFO/Ninhydrin & Indanedione
FMAT–light Light Sources (naturally fluorescent & visual marks)
FMAT-PD Physical Developer
FMAT-PS Powder Suspensions (Black & White)
FMAT-Pow Powders (Granular, Flake & Magnetic) & Superglue/Powder
FMAT–AD Acid Dyes
FMAT-SB Solvent Black
FMAT–MD Vacuum Metal Deposition
FMAT-Major Mark visualisation on major/serious crime items
FMAT-SPR Small Particle Reagent
FMAT-BV3 Basic Violet 3
FMAT-NAT Natural Powder
The test bundles denoted in dark text are those which are ISO17043 accredited
All PT rounds also assess mark imaging techniques
Proficiency Test Scheme Timetable (FMAT)
FMAT - Pow
If you would like more information on any of the above schemes please contact Dr Karen Stow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07816 168759
If you would like to apply for the FMAT scheme, please complete the FMAT application form which can be downloaded from the link below.
Forensic Focus successfully becomes a registered Trade Mark
Forensic Focus is now a registered trade mark. This became effective as of 27/02/21 and was entered in the register on 16/07/2121 and
Forensic Focus Retain Their Place on Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Procurement Framework
In April 2020 Forensic Focus successfully bid for and retained thier place on the Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Procurement Framework and in doing so extended the number of LOTs they are able to bid for.
Proficiency Test Accreditation Extended for Indanedione
In 2019 Forensic Focus Limited successfully extended its ISO17043 Proficiency Testing Accreditation to include Indanedione
Forensic Focus Win Place on Two Further Training & Development Frameworks
In 2017 we successfully won places on a further two training and development frameworks; one for councils and emegency services in Yorkshire and the other for all councils in Scotland.
Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended for Fingerprint Comparison
In 2017 Forensic Focus extended their accredited Proficiency Testing Portfolio by successfully extending our scope to encompas fingerprint comparison
For more information about our Proficiency Test Schemes please click the following link.
Contact and Appointments
Please contact us on the following phone number with any questions or to make an appointment:
07816 168759 (Dr Karen Stow)
or if calling us from overseas: +44 07816 168759
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