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The measure of success for the Olympic Games

The National Measurement Office (NMO) recently awarded D Brash & Sons Ltd with an ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate for weighing and measuring equipment.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto
Image courtesy of iStockphoto

D Brash & Sons Ltd is a UK manufacturer and distributor of industrial weighing equipment and the approved supplier of weighing and measuring equipment for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Throughout the Games, the company will calibrate the weighing scales used for Boxing, Judo, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Weightlifting and supply equipment for a wide range of other Olympic events including Shooting, Fencing and Handball.

The standards used by NMO to certify D Brash & Sons' equipment are known as 'Tertiary Standards' and are ultimately traceable back to 'Primary Standards' held at NPL - in this case a single platinum/iridium 1 kg weight.

Read more about the National Measurement Office's work with D Brash & Sons

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Last Updated: 28 May 2012
Created: 22 May 2012

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