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  • Date posted: May 17, 2019

    As of Monday, World Metrology Day, the kilogram will no longer be defined by a physical object. The new definition of the kilogram is based on the Planck constant, a value observed in the natural world that is inherently stable and can be checked at any time, in any location. ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2019

    UK Quality Infrastructure (UKQI) partners: the British Standards Institution (BSI), the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) welcome the Government’s International Research and Innovation Strategy. UKQI provides the UK with the standardisation, accreditation, metrology and conformity assessment (testing, inspection and certification) that are required to support ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2019

    UKAS is delighted to be a leading sponsor of the CQI's International Quality Awards which will take place on November 27th 2019. UKAS' involvement with the awards is part of our continuing work with CQI to advocate accredited certification, and to communicate a better understanding of the role of the UK Quality Infrastructure (standards, conformity ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2019

    At its recent European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) Multilateral Agreement Council meeting on May 9th, the EA MLA for Reference Material Producers against ISO 17034:2016 was launched. UKAS was confirmed as a Signatory. RvA (The Netherlands), Accredia (Italy), CAI (Czech Republic), ENAC (Spain) and INAB (Ireland) were also confirmed as ...

     

  • Date posted: May 13, 2019

    A guide to what makes a 'good' ISO 9001 audit from the perspective of the customer and an organisation certified by an accredited certification body.

     

  • Date posted: May 7, 2019

    Note: This supersedes the 6 June 2014 Technical Bulletin - Guidance on Water Matrices Definitions for Sampling and Testing to ISO/IEC 17025. It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: May 3, 2019

    UKAS has updated the ISO 14065 accreditation schedules of the following verification bodies for the EU ETS Phase 4 Baseline (EU Regulation 2019/331): BSI Assurance UK Limited Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS (UK branch) DNV GL Business Assurance UK Limited ERM Certification & Verification Services Limited Kiwa Ltd trading as ...

     

  • Date posted: May 3, 2019

    Since May 2018, the Society for Vascular Technology (SVT) have been running series of articles in their quarterly members-only newsletter about IQIPS accreditation. Authored by Alison Charig (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust) & Andrew Pellew-Nabbs (Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the articles aim to provide guidance on IQIPS accreditation ...

     

  • Date posted: May 2, 2019

    UKAS has announced the accreditation of the following verification bodies under ISO 14065: 2013 for ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) CORSIA aviation emissions scheme: VerifAvia (UK) Ltd Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS (UK Branch) Additional verification bodies have applied for accreditation for this scheme and their names will be added ...

     

  • Date posted: May 1, 2019

    Call for Expressions of Interest The United Kingdom Accreditation Service has established a project to develop accreditation for ISO/IEC 17065, Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services via the British Institute of Learning disabilities (BILD) Restraint Reduction Network scheme for the Certification of training services. The project is supported ...