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  • Date posted: July 9, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is establishing a project for the accreditation of the certification of Collaborative Business Relationships (ISO 44001). Following a call for expressions of interest, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations will participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme: DNV GL Business Assurance UK ...

     

  • Date posted: July 4, 2019

    The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) & the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (BSCN) have released an official joint position statement regarding IQIPS accreditation for Neurophysiology services. The statement reinforces their strong endorsement of UKAS accreditation and encourages all Neurophysiology services to begin their journey to accreditation. It also includes ...

     

  • Date posted: July 3, 2019

    The new IQIPS Standard, which has been developed by the physiology community, is available in draft for wider consultation. It is a requirement that any standard is revised after a period of 4-5 years and the Accreditation Clinical Advisory Group (ACAG), has been working on the revision of the current IQIPS ...

     

  • Date posted: June 21, 2019

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became part of UK law from 25 May 2018.  The Regulation contains provisions and requirements pertaining to the processing of personal data. The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ of personal data.  A controller determines how and why personal data is processed; a ...

     

  • Date posted: June 21, 2019

    The rapidly increasing digitalization of industry and society is changing how products are manufactured, delivered, and consumed by the public. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it has become known, is seeing the emergence of innovative information technologies to all areas of production. Technologies like artificial intelligence, distributed ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    As part of the Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on the reform of the building safety regulatory framework. Building a Safer Future: Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system contains sections on the ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 22. IAF MD 22: 2019 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems was published on 7th May 2019 ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 17. IAF MD 17 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies has been updated and was published on 7th May 2019 with ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 5. IAF MD 5: 2019 Determination of Audit Time of Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems was published on 7th May 2019 ...

     

  • Date posted: June 13, 2019

    The ILAC MRA 2018 Annual Report has just been published on the ILAC website. As in previous years, it provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2018 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, are ...