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  • Date posted: September 11, 2019

      Introduction This document outlines the UKAS assessment approach where the applicant or accredited laboratory does not directly manage all stages of the end to end process; in other words where critical parts of the pre-examination, examination/testing or post examination process are carried out by (an)other laboratory/laboratories. This includes laboratories ...

     

  • Date posted: July 23, 2019

    This bulletin has been prepared to inform interested parties that the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation reissued ILAC-G27: Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process in July 2019. The changes to this publication are not significant and have been made to update the text to correspond with the ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 22. IAF MD 22: 2019 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems was published on 7th May 2019 ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 17. IAF MD 17 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies has been updated and was published on 7th May 2019 with ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 5. IAF MD 5: 2019 Determination of Audit Time of Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems was published on 7th May 2019 ...

     

  • Date posted: June 9, 2019

    Today marks World Accreditation Day, an initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. This year the theme focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. Supply chains provide ...

     

  • Date posted: May 7, 2019

    Note: This supersedes the 6 June 2014 Technical Bulletin - Guidance on Water Matrices Definitions for Sampling and Testing to ISO/IEC 17025. It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: April 26, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is to clarify two issues regarding ISO/IEC 20000-1: Information Technology – Service Management – Part 1: Service Management Systems Requirements.   Transition Timescales UKAS has previously stated a 2-year transition period for transitions to ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2018, this was determined by UKAS at the time of the ...

     

  • Date posted: April 23, 2019

    This bulletin is for all Conformity Assessment Bodies offering certification under the Railway Interoperability Directive. As you may be aware, the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has been monitoring the consistency of the assurance mechanism implemented across all European Member States for the delivery of conformity assessment in compliance ...

     

  • Date posted: February 18, 2019

    Updated 10 July 2019 to reflect revision of the application date  This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 11. IAF MD 11 – Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audit of Integrated Management Systems ...