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  • Date posted: April 18, 2017

    It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. In the case of pesticides in Feed, Food and Food products the general guidance is that validation should be in line with (or equivalent to) current SANTE Guidelines (at time of writing SANTE ...

     

  • Date posted: February 22, 2017

    TO ALL CERTIFICATION BODIES DELIVERING 1SO 13485 CERTIFICATION: PUBLICATION OF NEW IAF INFORMATIVE DOCUMENT ON INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE NOMENCLATURE (IAF MDN) – IN SUPPORT OF ISO 13485 CERTIFICATION. In October 2016 IAF approved ID13 International Medical Device Nomenclature (IAF MDN) Including Medical Device Risk Classifications, Issue 1. This was published ...

     

  • Date posted: January 30, 2017

    Since Issue 4 the following sections have been updated:-[4] Asbestos Qualifications[6] Survey Reinspections[7] 4SC – ArrangementThe updated sections reflect:Removing recent operational reference to the self-declaration process relating to reinspections4SC arrangements – the addition of reporting criteria for non-licensable activities and the need to record failuresA change to accepted qualifications demonstrating ...

     

  • Date posted: January 6, 2017

    ISO/IEC 17021 accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents.CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2016

    Transition for the 2016 release of AS/EN/JISQ 9100 Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations under EN9104-001: 2013 Aerospace Sector Scheme The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has recently published its 2016 revision of the aerospace quality management system (AQMS) standard - 9100.  As this has been ...

     

  • Date posted: August 3, 2016

    EA-3/13: EA Document on the Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)  This bulletin has been published by UKAS to make interested parties aware of the publication of a new mandatory document by EA (the European co-operation for Accreditation) in June 2016: ...

     

  • Date posted: June 17, 2016

    For the attention of ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 accredited Certification Bodies:This Technical Bulletin is to raise the awareness of the clarification recently issued by ISO/CASCO regarding the interpretation of clause 5.2.4: “A certification body shall not certify another certification body for its quality management system.” The full clarification can be obtained ...

     

  • Date posted: June 8, 2016

    The European Commission has recast and reissued three further Regulations: -Regulation (EU) 2016/425: Personal Protective Equipment (replaces Directive 89/686/EEC)Regulation (EU) 2016/426: Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels (replaces Directive 2009/142/EC)Regulation (EU) 2016/424: Cableways (replaces Directive 2000/9/EC)All three Regulations will come into effect on 21st April 2018, at which point the previous Directives ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    Certification Bodies will be aware that IAF Mandatory Document 17 (Referred to in this bulletin as MD17) was published in 2015; this bulletin is to update CBs regarding UKAS’ adoption of this MD.MD17 has a stated application date of 07 January 2018, since publication UKAS has been considering the most ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is to update you regarding aspects of the implementation of IAF MD5: 2015 Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems.The new version of MD5 has an application date of 9th June 2016; UKAS Assessment Teams will from now be reviewing the status of implementation and ...