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  • Date posted: September 4, 2019

    UKAS accredits medical laboratories against the international standard ISO 15189: 2012, which specifies the global requirements for quality and competence. UKAS accreditation provides reassurance to patients, commissioners and healthcare providers of the quality of a diagnostic service and underpins the accuracy of over 800m pathology tests per year.  Download our [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=1702 ...

     

  • Date posted: August 28, 2019

    Call for Expressions of Interest - Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is proposing to establish a project to develop accreditation for Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) to ISO 15189:2012 – Medical Laboratories— Requirements for quality and competence; ILAC G19: 2014 Modules in Forensic Science and ...

     

  • Date posted: August 22, 2019

    The journey to gaining UKAS accreditation can sound daunting. This video provides a step-by-step guide to the process that UKAS follows. Further information can be found in the Route to Accreditation area of our website.  We are happy to help. If you are thinking about applying for accreditation, call us ...

     

  • Date posted: August 19, 2019

    A report issued by the construction industry’s Competence Steering Group (CSG) is recommending the use of UKAS accredited certification to ensure the competence of personnel involved with High Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs). The CSG was established, under the leadership of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), to address the criticisms and ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2019

    Conformity assessment can take many forms (e.g. testing, inspection, certification). It can be undertaken by those with a user interest, for example a manufacturer, in the object of conformity assessment i.e. particular material, product, installation, process, system, person or body, or by those totally independent, for example a certification body. It could also be ...

     

  • Date posted: August 13, 2019

    Recent events like “dieselgate” and the PIP breast implant scandal have seen an erosion of trust in self-declarations of conformity, resulting in a move towards a peer review culture.  Dating back to the 17th Century, peer review of research articles is a long established and important part of the scientific ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2019

    Fluke Calibration is one of the world’s leaders in precision calibration instruments, equipment, service and software for measuring electrical activity, radio frequency, temperature, humidity, pressure and flow.  Its instruments are used in calibration laboratories and process measurement instrument shops across the globe, including nearly every National Metrology Institute. With offices ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2019

    UKAS are pleased to be exhibiting at the CIM 2019 19th International Metrology Congress taking place in Paris on the 24th – 26th September 2019.  This event with over 1000 participants from 50 countries within the measurement technology industry aims to ‘share measurement intelligence’ with round table discussions. Trevor Thompson will be ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2019

    Notification of changes to the UKAS Schedules of Accreditation for organisations conducting Toxicology Testing Further to intelligence gathered during assessments of accredited toxicology laboratories over the last 2 years, UKAS has initiated a root and branch review of the processes and analytical methods used in laboratories undertaking Toxicology Testing. One ...

     

  • Date posted: August 6, 2019

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