Customer charter

Excellence in customer service is central to all our activities and we are committed to meeting our clients’ needs with high-quality impartial research, consultancy, laboratory analysis and workplace services.

As our client, we will at all times treat you fairly and professionally whether in person, by phone, in writing or by email. This charter outlines the level of service you should expect.

We are;

  • Courteous, professional, friendly and accessible.
  • Respect the required level of confidentiality.
  • Meet or exceed agreed expectations.
  • Communicate clearly and promptly.
  • Adhere to recognised health and safety standards and regulations.
  • Operate within a quality management system.
  • Bring value to your organisation through the work we undertake for you.

Where appropriate, reports are issued as ‘final drafts for client comment’ before being finalised, giving you the opportunity to provide feedback and request any necessary clarification. We undertake regular customer satisfaction surveys to gather feedback on services and inform our service improvement.

 

Quality statement

IOM is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No 0374. We also hold ISO 14001 (Environmental Standard), and group accreditation under the Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (CHAS).

Our staff are trained to enable them to carry out their work to the required quality and health, safety and environmental standards. They are encouraged and empowered to participate in quality improvement activities.

They have individual responsibility for understanding and applying relevant policies, guidance notes and standard operating procedures in the performance of their duties.


Complaints

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, please let us know, in the first instance, by getting in touch with the primary contact who has provided you with the service or report, or the Head of the relevant IOM Department or Division.

If for any reason you wish to escalate your complaint, please contact the IOM Chief Executive, Nathan Baker at:  IOM,  Research Avenue North, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP, United Kingdom

Email: nathan.baker@iom-world.org Tel: +44(0)131 449 8000

We undertake to acknowledge any complaint within 48 hours of receipt, at which time we will also communicate a timetable for further action if required.

 

Positive feedback & suggestions for improvements

We always welcome and value positive feedback. If you have enjoyed a positive experience from a particular service or member of staff from IOM, or have any suggestions for further improvements, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please send these to the relevant Division Head at the above address.

You can download a copy of IOM’s customer charter here.

EVENTS
20 October
2021
In partnership with the ICBA

Particles and Health 2021

  • 20 October 2021
  • Running from the 20.10.21 to 21.10.21

IOM is proud to be sponsoring the Particles and Health conference, a two day event designed for regulators and researchers to:

  • Address scientific studies regarding human health effects of PSLTs. The value of human studies over animal studies-when human-exposed populations can be studied adequately- will be emphasized.
  • Review and discuss definition of PSLT’s proposed at Edinburgh workshop and published in 2020 in the Journal Inhalation Toxicology with attention to both similarities and differences among these substances.
  • Address translational toxicology challenges, including the appropriateness of rats as models for human lung pathogenesis (particularly lung cancer) in light of lung overload phenomena and species differences.
  • Serve as a platform to present current scientific information about PSLTs important for regulatory action.
  • Publication of pertinent conference presentations in the peer reviewed scientific literature will allow the presentations to live beyond the conference and subsequently be reviewed part of regulatory deliberations.
  • Establish an interdisciplinary setting for industry, academia and regulatory professionals to interact on an important topic. Such interaction can facilitate enhanced understanding of the science and appropriate classification, labelling and setting exposure limits, among others.
  • Recommend areas for further research regarding the significance of the rat as a model for translation toxicology. 
  • Review the biokinetics of inhaled nanoparticles and the potential for non-pulmonary effects.

For more information and tickets please visit the Particles and Health website here.

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