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Issue Number: 215     Date of Issue: May 2017

The UKAS Publications List is updated on the final working day of each month. The list will be up-issued regardless of whether there are changes or not. The current version of the publications list will be referenced under the Publications Areas heading on this page, and the linked page will indicate whether or not there have been changes since the previous edition, and what these changes are. 

Organisations are required to comply with current editions of all UKAS publications relevant to their accreditation or application. As well as UKAS publications, accredited and applicant organisations should be aware of international publications relevant to their area of accreditation, available from the EA, IAF and ILAC websites (see links below). Accredited and Applicant Organisations, and Assessors currently engaged by UKAS, must check that they either have an up-to-date copy of every publication relevant to their activities or have web access available to be able to access those documents as required.

As a result of feedback received from our customers, we have now provided the entire UKAS publications list as a printable document, UKAS Publications List in order to avoid having to print off each of the publications pages separately.

For a list of revisions to publications during the last calendar month, see changes since the previous edition.

For all historic changes, see the Publications: Change History page.

Publications for all organisations Publications relating to Certification / Verification Body Accreditation Publications relating to Inspection Body Accreditation
Publications relating to Proficiency Testing Accreditation Publications relating to Laboratory Accreditation Technical Policy Statements
Publications relating to EC Directives and Regulations Publications relating to Imaging Services Accreditation (ISAS) Publications relating to Physiological Services Accreditation (IQIPS)


Note: The 'Publications relating to Certification Body Accreditation'  page also includes publications relating to Verification Body Accreditation.

UKAS publications are available free of charge on this website as pdf files.


Other Publications

EA publications (published by the European co-operation for Accreditation) are available as free downloads from the EA website.

ILAC publications (published by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) are available as free downloads from the ILAC website

IAF publications (published by the International Accreditation Forum) are available as free downloads from the IAF website.

Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF communiqués that laboratories and inspection bodies can provide to clients to clarify that accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO 15189 meets the principles of ISO 9001 and is aligned with its pertinent requirements.

Note: ISO/IEC and BS EN Standards are not available from UKAS; these should be obtained directly from British Standards or ISO.

Further information:


Link to UNSUBSCRIBE from UKAS publications