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  • Date posted: October 17, 2017

    Call for expressions of interest to participate in the pilot accreditation programme UKAS is developing an assessment approach for the accreditation of Fire Investigation at the request of the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR). Accreditation is planned to be progressed using the international standard ISO/IEC 17020 – “Conformity assessment – Requirements ...

     

  • Date posted: October 11, 2017

    The latest Good Governance Report, the Institute of Director’s (IOD) flagship corporate governance publication which ranks the UK's largest listed companies based on their corporate governance performance, now uses accredited certification to ISO 9001 as one of the data sources. The report, which is compiled for the IoD by Cass ...

     

  • Date posted: October 11, 2017

    The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, addressed the UKAS Annual Lunch on October 10th to provide an update in the Brexit negotiations, and to confirm the Government position on UKAS’ role in supporting the UK economy. ...

     

  • Date posted: October 3, 2017

    The International Accreditation Forum, IAF, has just published its 2016 IAF Multilateral Recognition Agreement (MLA) Annual Report, which sets out the detailed activity carried out as part of the peer evaluation process to maintain the integrity and consistency of the IAF MLA. The report includes information about the structure of the ...

     

  • Date posted: September 28, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published its 2016 Survey of Management System Standard Certifications, an annual survey that counts certificates issued by certification bodies accredited by IAF Accreditation Body Members. Overall trends were positive, with 1,644,357 valid certificates reported in 2016 as opposed to 1,520,368 in 2015, marking ...

     

  • Date posted: September 27, 2017

    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 i.e. ...

     

  • Date posted: September 18, 2017

    UKAS, in conjunction with the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and NHS England, is developing a new accreditation scheme for Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering services, to be known as MPACE. An introduction to the scheme and the progress that has been made with the project so far is ...

     

  • Date posted: September 13, 2017

    The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM), established by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), has recorded a series of webinars that will be of interest to laboratory medicine specialists ...

     

  • Date posted: September 13, 2017

    IAF and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have published a joint statement to note that 15 September 2017 marks one year before all organisations certified to the 2008 version of the quality management system standard ISO 9001 and the 2004 version of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001 ...

     

  • Date posted: September 12, 2017

    UKAS announced in a Technical Bulletin dated 21 July 2017 that Regulation (EU) 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (the eIDAS Regulation) came into force on 1 July 2017. The Regulation requires Trust Service Providers (TSPs) to gain ‘qualified status’. This involves ...