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UKAS is the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom. We are appointed by government, to assess and accredit organisations that provide services including certification, testing, inspection and calibration.
UKAS CertCheck – After the launch
In June 2022, UKAS launched its online database of accredited management system certifications. UKAS CertCheck is a free-to-use and publicly accessible tool, allowing users to quickly search and verify the validity of claims of UKAS accredited certification. Commonly searched standards include: ISO 9001 (Quality Management) ISO 14000 (Environmental Management) ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management) […]
UK accreditation post EU-exit
The Government has confirmed UKAS' role as the National Accreditation Body (NAB) following our exit from the EU. Find out more about accreditation regulations, the MOU between BEIS and UKAS, government policy, our membership of EA, the UKCA & CE UKNI marking, and EU-UK trade agreements.
eLearning update from the UKAS Training Academy
The UKAS Training Academy launched its eLearning offering at the end of June 2022 with a starting portfolio of eight courses. These courses cover a number of key topics across several technical sectors, including medical laboratories, metrology, product certification (UKCA) and Quality Management Systems (QMS). Since the launch, the Academy has supplemented this portfolio with […]
The UKAS Annual Report 2022 has been published
UKAS is proud to have published its Annual Report for the financial year 2021/2022. Building on last year’s new format, the Annual Report contains a range of articles that reflect on UKAS’s activities and demonstrate the value accreditation brings to many areas of society. All articles share a common theme of technical rigour, individually examining […]
Publication of ISO 15189:2022
ISO 15189:2022 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence has now been published. ILAC has agreed a…
DCMS guest blog – building trust in digital identities
My team in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is working to enable the use of trusted digital id…