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  • Date posted: December 1, 2020

    This Bulletin is intended to clarify the requirements for surveillance activities under the CPR for organisations operating to EN 1090 - Structural Steel and Aluminium. This clarification follows discussions at the recent UK CPR Notified Bodies meeting with regard to the need for an annual surveillance visit and has been ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2020

    While development of new accredited activities in the area of forensic science has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to report that progress has been made in a number of areas. Fire Investigation The Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) published an invitation to tender in September to assist ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2020

    The UKAS annual report 2019-2020 with statements from the Chairman, Chief Executive and Finance Director has been published.  Download the report Highlights; Turnover increased to £33.9m, gross profit margin 39.8%, mirroring improved productivity. Agile delivery of Covid-19 remote-working/assessment and safety arrangements. Development of virtual training courses and free webinars to ...

     

  • Date posted: November 27, 2020

    ForeFront Certification provides training and certification services to a wide range of sectors, including Construction, Manufacturing, Recycling, Waste Management, Transport, Education, Communications. ForeFront was first accredited by UKAS in 2017 to ISO 17021, enabling them to certify to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and, most recently, ISO 45001. An unforeseen interruption ...

     

  • Date posted: November 23, 2020

    UKAS has been working closely with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on the framework for GDPR certification and the processes involved; specifically on the development of certification and accreditation requirements for UK GDPR schemes in line with European Data Protection Board (EDPB) guidelines. The EDPB is the EU organisation in charge ...

     

  • Date posted: November 23, 2020

    EffecTech is a global leader in gas measurement providing specialty gas mixtures and testing/inspection services to customers using gaseous fuels to create energy supporting the bridge to an economy based upon 100% renewable energy. This Staffordshire-based SME has an impressive global reach, with testing and calibration laboratories in the UK, ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2020

    In 2019, UKAS was excited to announce plans to develop accreditation for Biobanks to the new international standard ISO 20387. We are pleased to say that the project is progressing well and following a meeting for interested parties in May, we have now received 7 applications from organisations wishing to ...

     

  • Date posted: November 19, 2020

    Yesterday the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) made the announcement that Homeowners across England will have until the end of March 2022 to have energy efficiency upgrades to their homes completed through the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme. The previous deadline of March 31st 2021 has been ...

     

  • Date posted: November 19, 2020

    As the end of the EU transition period draws to a close, we are facing a new era for the United Kingdom including accreditation of UK conformity assessment bodies. Although, at the time of writing negotiations are ongoing and hence there remains a number of areas where confirmation is still ...

     

  • Date posted: November 12, 2020

    Today we celebrate World Quality Day, giving us the opportunity to acknowledge and showcase the individuals and organisations that are driving quality in 2020. The theme for World Quality Day this year is ‘Creating Customer Value’ by enhancing quality through innovation and by continuously working to improve products, services and ...