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  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Latest Update - Posted: 30/03/20 As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, and with the number of those testing positive continuing to rise, we are continuing to monitor both Government advice and the overall situation on a daily basis.  With reports showing that the crisis continues to escalate, and is ...

     

  • Date posted: March 27, 2020

    Today, the European Commission called out to the UK testing industry with an urgent request in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. They would like to find out the capacity of conformity assessment bodies in the UK to conduct tests on surgical masks in the EU. The Commission is asking for ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    On 17th March, it was announced that UKAS will be conducting all assessments remotely until at least 31st May 2020. We understand that this may create some challenges for our customers but it is important that we protect the health and safety of our workforces, and that we continue to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    UKAS welcomed the communication published by the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) regarding the outbreak of COVID-19.  Published on 23rd March, the communication builds upon similar communications from the international accreditation groups (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – ILAC, and International Accreditation Forum – IAF) and acknowledges the difficult decisions that ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2020

    UKAS Website announcement – Accreditation for ISO 19443 certification UKAS is to undertake a Pilot Assessment Programme for accredited certification to ISO 19443:2018 ‘Quality management systems – Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by organizations in the supply chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services ...

     

  • Date posted: March 5, 2020

    UKAS is delighted to announce that the mutual recognition arrangement (MLA) it has signed with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) covering certification of management system standards has been extended to include ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety management systems.  As a consequence, UKAS accredited certification bodies providing an ISO ...

     

  • Date posted: March 3, 2020

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became part of UK law from 25 May 2018.  The Regulation contains provisions and requirements pertaining to the processing of personal data. Articles 42 and 43 of the GDPR provide for GDPR certification as a voluntary mechanism for verifying and demonstrating compliance. UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: February 28, 2020

    Just as the internet was the foundation of the third industrial revolution, blockchain is one of the emerging technologies leading the development of Industry 4.0.  Originally conceived and developed as the technology platform behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain is capable of bringing considerable efficiency and assurance gains across a wide range of ...

     

  • Date posted: February 20, 2020

    As part of our strategic priorities to improve service, we have been reviewing the Operations Team over recent months to identify ways of improving efficiency that will enable us to deliver improved service to our customers.   The review highlighted that there were improvements that could be made to the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2020

    Introducing Daniel Boyland the newest UKAS Academy Training Specialist who joined this week. Why did you choose a career with UKAS? Before joining UKAS I worked within the NHS for 14 years; developing from a support role early on, then undertaking further training onto a Biomedical Scientist within Haematology and ...