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  • Date posted: July 14, 2020

      We are all aware of the restrictions that the Coronavirus pandemic continues to place on our businesses and personal lives. Like most businesses, UKAS has put a number of response measures into place in order to ensure business continuity whilst keeping our employees and customers safe.   From the ...

     

  • Date posted: July 8, 2020

      Jet-Care International provides a comprehensive range of laboratory analysis services to the aviation, marine and industrial market sectors. Their services include analysis of oil, hydraulic fluid, fuel, grease, coolant, transformer oil, fuel, debris and filters, leading to the identification of potential problems with engines, gearboxes, critical control systems, generators and ...

     

  • Date posted: July 3, 2020

    John Ringrow Senior Assessment Manager John started his career in a private scientific consultancy and then spent many years working on the technical side and in management within NHS laboratories. John worked for Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd for a number of years before joining UKAS in 2013. His career ...

     

  • Date posted: July 1, 2020

    Since its formation in 1986, STS has established itself as an independent Certification Body in the UK. UKAS accredited for over a decade, against ISO/IEC 17065 to provide certification against the BRCGS Global Standards for Food and Storage & Distribution, STS has recently extended its scope of accreditation to include ...

     

  • Date posted: June 23, 2020

      Access to safe and nutritious food and water is one of the essential requirements for maintaining health and well-being of people around the world.  Accredited conformity assessment activities play a pivotal role in improving food safety, by contributing to the prevention and treatment of the adverse effects of unsafe ...

     

  • Date posted: June 19, 2020

    Introduction Communication has been issued to laboratories and published on the UKAS website making it clear that UKAS is currently ready and able to accept applications to include COVID-19 testing within scopes of accreditation. UKAS continues to be in regular contact with key stakeholders to ensure the service UKAS provides ...

     

  • Date posted: June 18, 2020

      Alan Webb Training Specialist with the UKAS Training Academy What is a ‘normal’ day like for you? My normal day begins with a review of my inbox as this helps me to highlight any issues and the strategy required to progress development and operational work within UKAS. I then ...

     

  • Date posted: June 17, 2020

    UKAS recently held a webinar for our Medical Laboratory customers to learn more about how to effectively manage your accreditation through periods of change.  Hosted by Ben Courtney, Section Head for Healthcare, the webinar covered:  The current landscape UKAS’ response to COVID-19 pandemic What laboratories should be focussing on UKAS remote ...

     

  • Date posted: June 16, 2020

    The Audiology Department at Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust achieved accreditation against the IQIPS Standard in 2014. The hospital is a 350+ bed hospital and serves a population of over a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area. Situated within Outpatients, the Audiology Department comprises of a team of ...

     

  • Date posted: June 12, 2020

    Standardisation and Accreditation are two of the cornerstones of an effective Quality Infrastructure.  They work hand-in-hand, complementing each other so that end-users and the market can have confidence that industry consensus is being implemented in a uniform way. ISO CASCO has a key role to play in this, developing international ...