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  • Date posted: February 25, 2020

    This Bulletin concerns UKAS accredited Certification Bodies with activities in China and provides an update to the earlier Technical Bulletin dated 31 January 2020 as a result of the fast-moving situation. You will be aware of the current situation in China regarding the escalating effects of the Coronavirus outbreak. In ...

     

  • Date posted: February 21, 2020

    Governance requirements through Section 22a/23 agreements With the continued expansion of collaboration arrangements between police forces under a Section 22a or Section 23 agreement to include other scientific activities and the development of potential new arrangements between Police and Fire services, UKAS has revisited the general principles of the agreements ...

     

  • Date posted: February 20, 2020

    As part of our strategic priorities to improve service, we have been reviewing the Operations Team over recent months to identify ways of improving efficiency that will enable us to deliver improved service to our customers.   The review highlighted that there were improvements that could be made to the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2020

    Introducing Daniel Boyland the newest UKAS Academy Training Specialist who joined this week. Why did you choose a career with UKAS? Before joining UKAS I worked within the NHS for 14 years; developing from a support role early on, then undertaking further training onto a Biomedical Scientist within Haematology and ...

     

  • Date posted: February 18, 2020

    The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has officially launched the world's exclusive global database for accredited management system certifications, providing businesses and governments the ability to digitally validate an organization’s certification(s) to determine if a certificate is valid and if the Certification Body issuing the certificate is accredited to issue certifications ...

     

  • Date posted: February 17, 2020

    UKAS is continuing to monitor government and other external advice to assess the risks following the outbreak and rapid spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). As a result, UKAS has taken necessary precautionary measures which will impact overseas UKAS assessments and meetings due to take place in the affected areas.  Initially, UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: February 10, 2020

    Over 2.4 million organisations across the globe benefit from certification against management systems standards agreed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The most widely adopted of these is ISO 9001, the standard for quality management system requirements, the latest version of which was published in 2015. A new ...

     

  • Date posted: February 3, 2020

    Following the UK's departure from the European Union on Friday 31st January 2020, a list of the most frequently asked questions in relation to UKAS and accreditation is now available. UKAS will continue to update and augment these questions as the situation develops over the next few months.  [wpfilebase tag=fileurl ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2020

    This Bulletin concerns UKAS accredited Certification Bodies with activities in China. You will be aware of the current situation in China regarding the escalating effects of the Coronavirus outbreak. In response UKAS has temporarily ceased all travel to China, and we have been informed by the Chinese accreditation body (CNAS) ...

     

  • Date posted: January 30, 2020

    This Bulletin has been produced to ensure that certification bodies that provide Medical Device QMS (MDMS) certification services are aware of the change to IAF MD 8 and of the impact it will have upon them. This IAF document is aimed at Accreditation Bodies and the requirements that they need ...