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  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Version 3 This Bulletin concerns UKAS accredited Certification Bodies with activities in regions affected by coronavirus and provides an update to the earlier Technical Bulletin dated 06 March 2020 as a result of the fast-moving situation. It applies equally to bodies certifying management systems (ISO/IEC 17021-1), persons (ISO/IEC 17024) and ...

     

  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Latest Update - Posted: 30/03/20 As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, and with the number of those testing positive continuing to rise, we are continuing to monitor both Government advice and the overall situation on a daily basis.  With reports showing that the crisis continues to escalate, and is ...

     

  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Version 2 Introduction Every organisation is continuously exposed to opportunities, challenges, and risks in a normal business environment. However, extraordinary events or circumstances beyond the control of the organisation happen. At the present time the world is facing the challenge of the outbreak and continued spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: March 27, 2020

    Today, the European Commission called out to the UK testing industry with an urgent request in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. They would like to find out the capacity of conformity assessment bodies in the UK to conduct tests on surgical masks in the EU. The Commission is asking for ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    On 17th March, it was announced that UKAS will be conducting all assessments remotely until at least 31st May 2020. We understand that this may create some challenges for our customers but it is important that we protect the health and safety of our workforces, and that we continue to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    UKAS welcomed the communication published by the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) regarding the outbreak of COVID-19.  Published on 23rd March, the communication builds upon similar communications from the international accreditation groups (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – ILAC, and International Accreditation Forum – IAF) and acknowledges the difficult decisions that ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2020

    UKAS Website announcement – Accreditation for ISO 19443 certification UKAS is to undertake a Pilot Assessment Programme for accredited certification to ISO 19443:2018 ‘Quality management systems – Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by organizations in the supply chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services ...

     

  • Date posted: March 5, 2020

    UKAS is delighted to announce that the mutual recognition arrangement (MLA) it has signed with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) covering certification of management system standards has been extended to include ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety management systems.  As a consequence, UKAS accredited certification bodies providing an ISO ...

     

  • Date posted: March 3, 2020

    Overview This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Certification Bodies. ISO/IEC 27701:2019, initially developed as ISO/IEC 27552, specifies the requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) in the form of an extension to ISO/IEC 27001 ...

     

  • Date posted: March 3, 2020

    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. Articles 42 and 43 of the GDPR provide for GDPR certification as a voluntary mechanism for verifying and demonstrating compliance. UKAS ...