» Technical Policy Statements

Technical Policy Statements (TPSs) are brief announcements on matters of technical policy. Organisations holding or seeking UKAS accreditation are required to comply with the relevant TPSs.

TPSs will normally have a short life - typically a year or two. Issue and expiry dates will be printed on TPSs, as will a UKAS contact for further information.

Note: for table below, Labs = Calibration and/or Testing, PT = Proficiency Testing, CB = Certification Bodies

Document Ref.Document Title

Operational Area

TPS 25Rolling Straight Edge - The Measurement of Surface Regularity of Road Pavement Surfaces - Calibration Requirements (Edition 5, March 2008)

Labs

TPS 37Simplified Test Reports (Edition 4, November 2012)

Labs

TPS 38The Implementation of EURAMET/cg-13 Calibration of Temperature Block Calibrators
(Edition 4, August 2009)

Labs

TPS 41UKAS Policy on Metrological Traceability (Edition 4, June 2014)

Labs

TPS 47UKAS Policy on Participation in Proficiency Testing Schemes (Edition 3, November 2016)

Labs

TPS 49Interim Arrangements and guidance on the interpretation of IEC 61672 Sound Level Meters - Periodic Tests (Edition 2, June 2009)

Labs

TPS 50

UKAS Supervision of a verifier accredited in another EU Member State (Edition 3, May 2015)

CB

TPS 51Accreditation of Multi-Site Laboratories (Edition 3, December 2015)

Labs

TPS 53Management system requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - statement for use on accreditation certificates and test/calibration reports/certificates (Edition 1, September 2005)

Labs

TPS 54UKAS Policy on Traceability of Calibration Gas Standards used in Stack Emission Monitoring (Edition 2, July 2010)

Labs

TPS 57UKAS Policy on Selection and Use of Reference Materials (Edition 3, October 2016)

Labs

TPS 59Implementation and Management of Flexible Scopes of Accreditation for the Commissioning of Site Laboratories (Edition 2, November 2013)

Labs

TPS 62Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting UKAS accredited Certification Bodies and their Certified Organisations (Edition 2, August 2016)

CB

TPS 63UKAS Policy on Deviating Samples (Edition 1, June 2013)

Labs

TPS 65UKAS Policy on Issuance of Accredited and Non-accredited Certificates by Accredited Certification Bodies (Edition 1, October 2016)

CB