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  • Date posted: November 21, 2019

    A UKAS Schedule of Accreditation is the official and detailed statement of the scope of activities for which an accredited body (medical laboratory) is granted accreditation. UKAS offers an extension to scope service for customers who wish to add to or change their range of accredited activities. The vast majority ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2019

    The British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) will be holding their 51st Annual Scientific Meeting in Harrogate on 10th - 12th December 2019.  For this year's meeting there are several special education streams running alongside the main programme, delegates attending Ultrasound 2019 on the respective dates are able to attend these sessions free of ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2019

    At the IAF General Assembly in October 2019, two resolutions were published regarding the status of ISO 14065 (Greenhouse gases - Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition) and related standards in the field of Greenhouse Gas validation. These resolutions ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2019

    ISO/IEC 17029:2019 Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies, was published on 30th October 2019. This Technical Bulletin provides an update regarding the status of this new conformity assessment standard (CAS) and outlines UKAS’s activities towards implementation. Within the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) and ...

     

  • Date posted: November 15, 2019

    Ever since Alan Turing posed the question of whether machines can think back in the 1950s, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been billed as potentially one of the most significant and pervasive general-purpose technologies, sitting alongside the likes of electrification, the internal combustion engine and computing.  The exponentially increasing rate of ...

     

  • Date posted: November 14, 2019

    We are excited to announce that from Monday 9th December 2019, UKAS will be transferring to electronic certificates of accreditation. This initiative stems from our strategic priorities and marks the start of the modernisation and improvement of our online services for both customers and stakeholders. UKAS has teamed up with ...

     

  • Date posted: November 12, 2019

    ISO 22301:2019 Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Requirements, was published on 30th October 2019. This replaces the current version of the standard, ISO 22301:2012. This Technical Bulletin provides an update regarding the transition planning and process for the new standard. At its General Assembly meeting in ...

     

  • Date posted: November 12, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies (CBs) currently transitioning to version 5 of the FSSC 22000 scheme and clarifies the necessary actions to achieve transition by FSSC’s stated deadline of 1 January 2020. The bulletin follows on from the UKAS transition letter dated 16 July 2019. As ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2019

    ISO/IEC 17029  - Conformity assessment – General requirements for verification and validation bodies was published on 30 October. The new standard contains general principles and requirements for the impartial, competent and consistent provision of validation and verification activities by validation and verification bodies. The standard is applicable to validation and verification ...

     

  • Date posted: October 30, 2019

    The role of Proficiency Testing Providers (PTPs) is an important part of conformity assessment and of the Quality Infrastructure.  The services they provide are vital in helping laboratories and, where applicable, inspection bodies demonstrate the validity of the results that they produce.  In recognition of this, accreditation bodies started to ...