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  • Date posted: May 11, 2020

    As understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop and the UK appears to have passed the peak of the virus, Government guidance has turned to outlining how the UK will emerge from lockdown and the measures that will be put in place to prevent a second peak of infections. ...

     

  • Date posted: May 7, 2020

    This Bulletin has been produced to ensure that accredited certification bodies providing food safety certification services are aware of the Guidance on Remote Auditing Activities published by the IAF Food Working Group Task Force on April 23th 2020. The IAF Task Force document explains which are the steps that should ...

     

  • Date posted: May 6, 2020

    Introducing you to our trainer Rachel Boyer-Blanchard, for the 'Medical Laboratories ISO 15189:2012' training course  How did you get into Medical Laboratories sector? I qualified as a Biomedical Scientist in 1995 but rather than head into the NHS Diagnostic Laboratories I went to work in University Research on projects looking at developing ...

     

  • Date posted: May 5, 2020

    We are committed to safely supporting our customers during these unprecedented times so we are conducting remote assessments in place of on-site assessments until 31st July 2020.  UKAS has now hosted three webinars for ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 accredited customers to learn more about UKAS remote assessments. Hosted by Jeff ...

     

  • Date posted: May 5, 2020

    UKAS provides the accreditation process for medical laboratories and testing organisations. It is responsible for delivering a globally recognised assessment system which ensures international standards are met by individual organisations. Matt Hancock, the Secretary for Health and Social Care has said that during the Covid-19 (SARS-Cov-2) pandemic ‘good quality testing ...

     

  • Date posted: May 4, 2020

    UKAS issued an expression of interest notice for several management system standards, including ISO 41001, in January 2019. The responses showed that a small number of certification bodies were interested in accreditation to certify to this standard. However, at that time UKAS did not consider that there was sufficient interest ...

     

  • Date posted: May 1, 2020

    How to differentiate the fake from the valid During the current pandemic there is a greater demand for products and services, particularly Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and it is important that procurers are confident that what they are buying is fit for purpose and meets the necessary safety standards.  In ...

     

  • Date posted: April 30, 2020

    ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Accreditation of Reference Material Producers added to UKAS Scope Until now, the international recognition of UKAS accredited reference material producers (RMPs) has been limited to the Europe via the European cooperation for Accreditation Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA). UKAS was amongst the first accreditation bodies to have ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    IAF has stated in a new FAQ that all standards transitions and migrations have been extended by 6 months, the answer to FAQ 20 states “Yes, transition periods are extended for six months. The audit for transition can be done with remote audit techniques, following what has already been clarified ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    Our Training Specialist Dan's experience of remote working following Covid-19   How have you as an individual managed working from home during Covid-19? I’ve been privileged to work as an Assessment Manager for UKAS since 2018 so part of my role has always been “remote”. This has prepared me for ...