Working within state of the art laboratories at Nottingham Trent University, we offer a range of proficiency testing (PT) products in the area of friction ridge skin (finger and palmar) mark visualisation and comparison. These products assess participant performance against a set of expectations to produce individual performance reports and inter-laboratory comparison.
Together with assessment, our Proficiency Test Scemes are aimed at assisting participants with continuous improvement and serve as a independant test of participant quality systems and ability to achieve the quality of results required by the ISO17025 standard.
The PT products which make up the finger mark development Proficiency Tests or more commonly referred to as the Finger Mark Visualisation Proficiency Test Scheme are known as FMAT bundles
The PT product which relates to the fingerprint comparison/identification Proficiency Test scheme is known as FCOM. For more information and to download an application form please click FCOM
Benefits of Our Scheme
- Assessment by fully qualified assessors with significant experience in friction ridge skin mark visualisation and identification
- Independant assessment
- Reccommendations for improvement based on performance assessment
- Inter-laboratory comparison data
- Good practice and trend information
- FMAT assists in the demonstration of ability to visualise friction ridge skin marks as required by accreditation bodied (ISO17025), regulators and customers
- FCOM assists in the demonstration of ability to compare and accurately result finger marks/prints as required by accreditation bodies (ISO17025), regulators and customers
Forensic Focus Limited Win Place on another Training Framework
Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Framework
In May 2016 we won a place on yet another training procurement framework. The Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Framework consists of several Lots for the delivery of training to a number of County Council and Emergency Service customers. Forensic Focus Limited is eligible to bid for work in two Lots (Lot 4 = Fire and Rescue Services & Lot 8 = Finance, HR and Law) each consisting of a number of subject areas which lend themselves to our specialist skills.
Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended
In April 2016 Forensic Focus successfully extended the scope of their ISO17043 Proficiency Testing Accreditation. Our FMAT Finger Mark Visualisation PT Scheme is now accredited for Powder Suspensions, Physical Developer and Acid Dyes (Blood Dyes) as well as the previously accredited DFO, Ninhydrin, Superglue, BY40 and light sources.
Forensic Focus Limited in Partnership with Policing Matters Limited Win another Major Contract
In partnership with Policing Matters Limited, Forensic Focus Limited as the lead organisation has been awarded a place on a UK wide Framework for the provision of Leadership Development Services. The Framework hosted by Devon & Cornwall Police, will run for 4 years and can be used by the Police Service and all other Emergency Services.
With 300 suppliers originally expressing an interest in joining the Framework, we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded places on 4 of the 6 Framework Lots as follows;
LOT 1 – Executive Leadership Programme
LOT 2 – Executive Development Programme (Individual)
LOT 4 – Leadership Team Development (Executive & Middle Management)
LOT 6 – Specialist Support for Learning Programmes
More details can be found by clicking here.
Police Service and other Emergency Services can obtain more information from the Blue Light Procurement Database https://www.blpd.gov.uk or through Contracts Finder https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/login
If you wish to procure any of the above services you can do so without the need for further competitive tendering by contacting us at Forensic Focus Limited. Engagement of services from the allocated Lots can be by call-off or through undertaking a mini-competition.
All enquiries regarding the Framework and the services we offer should be directed to Dr Karen Stow at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07816 168759.
Please also feel free to find out more about our partner organisation by visiting www.policingmatters.co.uk
Forensic Focus Limited Gain ISO17043 Accreditation for Proficiency Testing
On 1st October 2014 Forensic Focus Limited was awarded ISO17043 accreditation for the provision of Proficiency Testing for finger and palm mark enhancement / visualisation using DFO, Ninhydrin, Superglue, Basic Yellow 40 (BY40) and Light Sources.
We would like to thank those at Nottingham Trent University who helped to make this possible.
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:
or if calling us from overseas: +44 07816 168759
Please also use our contact form.