Quality Management

Linked Forensic Consultants offers considerable expertise in the management of complex quality systems based on over 20 years of experience developing, establishing, and managing quality systems. The company can provide advice and guidance regarding the international standards applying to the following services and products;

  • ISO 9001 (quality management)
  • ISO 17025 (laboratory based forensic science)
  • ISO 17043 (proficiency tests)
  • ISO 17020 (crime scene examination)
  • ISO Guide 34 (certified reference materials)
  • ISO 17024 (certified practitioners)


Both directors are LRQA (Lloyds Register Quality Assurance) trained and qualified quality auditors and have over 25 years experience of quality audit.

We act as Quality Managers for the Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS) Network Limited. We developed and established the Quality Management System and achieved certification to the International Standard ISO9001. FIRMS exercises a regulatory function in forensic science.

We can provide assistance to organisations considering, or preparing for, accreditation under the standards relevant to forensic practice. We can also aid organisations looking to develop or streamline quality systems to ensure customer requirements are met more cost effectively.

We can also provide assistance to organisations considering, or preparing for, ISO9001 certification. We can draft ISO9001 compliant documentation and help organisations achieve certification speedily and easily.

We have a wealth of experience in the regulation of forensic practice. In addition to the experience and expertise outlined above, Sean Doyle is a former director of the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (CRFP), an assessor and registrant. The CRFP was, until recently, the only regulatory body ever established to ensure the competence of practitioners.