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  • Date posted: August 30, 2018

    UKAS welcomes the publication of the first tranche of 25 technical notices which gives an indication of the Government’s planning should the UK be unable to have a negotiated Withdrawal Agreement in place with the EU by March 2019.  However, UKAS notes that the papers released so far do not ...

     

  • Date posted: August 24, 2018

    Following discussions with Certification Bodies (CBs) and other stakeholders, UKAS has been developing a new format of accreditation schedule to present the accredited scope of management systems CBs under ISO/IEC 17021-1. The aim of the new format is to provide a single accreditation schedule that will specify each of the ...

     

  • Date posted: August 16, 2018

    The International System of Units (SI) is a globally agreed system of measurements that was formalised in 1960. From 20th May 2019 all SI units will be redefined using universal measurable physical constants, rather than measurement artefacts, to make measurements more accurate, standardised and reproducible across the world. To celebrate ...

     

  • Date posted: August 13, 2018

    Accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents. CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance i.e. ...

     

  • Date posted: August 10, 2018

    UKAS welcomes the publication of the Government’s first ever Strategy to improve the UK’s product safety regime. The Office for Product Safety and Standards which was established in January as part of the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is one of UKAS’ national quality infrastructure partners. UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: August 1, 2018

    UKAS has accredited the first organisations in the UK to certify organisation to the new Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard (ISO 37001).  Following a year-long pilot assessment programme, Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS - UK Branch and Intertek Certification Ltd have been successfully accredited against ISO/IEC 17021 for certifying to the ...

     

  • Date posted: July 26, 2018

    ILAC has published a new document: ILAC G28:07/2018 - Guideline for the Formulation of Scopes of Accreditation for Inspection Bodies. The purpose of this publication is to assist Accreditation Bodies in consistently meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011:2017 associated with scopes, and to encourage an effective and harmonised approach to ...

     

  • Date posted: July 25, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all FSMS Certification Bodies (CBs). Following the publication of ISO 22000:2018 on 19th June 2018, this letter is to outline the accreditation process for all currently accredited certification bodies wishing to make an application to transition to ISO 22000:2018. 1. All certification bodies wishing ...

     

  • Date posted: July 25, 2018

    LLC “Business Trend” is a Russian market leading provider of inspection services and is a crucial part of all large-scale fuel and energy complex projects in Russia, including international projects such as Nord Stream, Nord Stream 2, Turkish Stream, South Stream and “Power of Siberia”. Since 1991, LLC “Business Trend” ...

     

  • Date posted: July 20, 2018

    UKAS has received enquiries in the past regarding the accreditation of the certification of Collaborative Business Relationships (ISO 44001). In March this year UKAS issued an initial exploratory enquiry to assess the interest of certification bodies to obtain accreditation for this activity. Following that we have received several notifications from ...