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  • Date posted: May 24, 2017

    UKAS is delighted to be one of the first Accreditation Bodies to become a signatory to the European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) Multilateral Agreement (MLA) for Proficiency Testing Providers (ISO 17043).  The signing took place earlier today at the EA General Assembly which is taking place in Bled, Slovenia.   

     

  • Date posted: May 23, 2017

    The European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has published the 2016 Multilateral Agreement (MLA) Annual report, which provides data and information on the development in the European accreditation infrastructure, and the resource required to maintain the MLA to ensure that the Commission, national regulators and major specifiers continue to have confidence ...

     

  • Date posted: May 23, 2017

    As part of UKAS’ work to encourage the insurance market to recognise accreditation, UKAS has published an article in Howden’s PI Magazine. UKAS continues to work with ISO, IEC and representatives from the conformity assessment industry to promote the use of standards and accreditation to brokers and underwriters, as well ...

     

  • Date posted: May 22, 2017

    We are sad and sorry to write that Sir Paul Judge passed away peacefully surrounded by his close family earlier this week. Sir Paul, a UKAS Non-Executive Director between 2009 and 2016, made a valuable contribution to UKAS during this time. There will shortly be a family funeral but a ...

     

  • Date posted: May 18, 2017

    UKAS has updated the list of accreditations against ISO 14065: 2013 for assessment of monitoring plans and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport in accordance with EU Regulation 757/2015 (MRV Shipping). Details of the scope of accreditation for each certification body can be found on the individual accreditation ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2017

    World Metrology Day, a joint initiative established jointly by the BIPM and the OIML, takes place on 20th May. The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is Measurements for transport. This theme was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world. We not only move ourselves, but also the food ...

     

  • Date posted: May 16, 2017

    Through on-going dialogue with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), ILAC and IAF, of which UKAS is a signatory, have managed to secure an update to the organisation’s trade recommendations to include references national accreditation systems and the global arrangements. ILAC and IAF have actively participated in the ...

     

  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    Malcolm Hynd, UKAS External Affairs Manager, considers in the latest edition of Public Sector Focus, how accreditation can provide confidence in goods and services in uncertain times and will assume even greater significance for trade following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. A copy of the article is available for ...

     

  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    A Europe-wide study conducted by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) has revealed that nearly 80% of products tested bearing the CE-mark through self-declaration of conformity (SDoC) did not comply with EU regulations. The survey also found that 16% of products showed safety-critical failures, resulting in a high risk ...

     

  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    The Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué on the Management System Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, first issued in 2005, has been updated in April 2017 to confirm that laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 operate a recognised quality management system. A copy is available ...

     

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