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  • Date posted: February 19, 2018

    UKAS will be presenting at an event organised by the Water Management Society (WMSoc) on March 22nd in London. The event will provide guidance on how to sample and decode test reports to prevent Legionnaires’ disease within various water systems. The event will cover the relevant ISO standards, as well ...

     

  • Date posted: February 12, 2018

    Background - ISO/IEC 17011 Revision As an Accreditation Body, UKAS operates in accordance with the requirements specified in ISO/IEC 17011 Conformity assessment - Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. This standard has recently undergone revision and ISO/IEC 17011:2017 was published on 30 November 2017 with a 3-year transition ...

     

  • Date posted: February 9, 2018

    UKAS will be a supporting partner at Lab Innovations, the UK’s trade exhibition dedicated to the laboratory sector. The event will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 1 November. UKAS will be speaking at the event and have a stand (H2), and so you will be ...

     

  • Date posted: February 9, 2018

    Introduction The IAF Migration document for ISO 45001 (IAF MD 21) states that: - ‘For accredited OHSAS 18001:2007 CB’s that have issued only accredited OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates, at a minimum the AB shall conduct a documentation review for a minimum of one assessor man-day. a.  If the output of the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 7, 2018

    ISO 45001:2018 is expected to be published shortly. This new standard will replace OHSAS18001:2007 - Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements. At its General Assembly in India (November 2016) the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) agreed that the migration period for this new standard would be 3 years from the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 5, 2018

    As you will be aware, the methods of UKAS scoping for QMS and EMS accreditation under ISO/IEC 17021-1 are the IAF Codes (also referred to previously as EA Codes), as detailed in IAF ID 1, which relate to the NACE 2 classification codes. To support the implementation of IAF MD ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    The National Diagnostics Forum will cover best practice from across the NHS diagnostic pathway, and provide the opportunity to learn how to drive forward standards for diagnostics teams, whether you manage a pathway or work specifically in one diagnostic area. The morning sessions will offer practical approaches to the biggest ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    The British Society of Gastroenterology is hosting a one-day AGIP Upper GI Physiology Masterclass on March 1st 2018 at the Post Graduate Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The IQIPS accreditation process for Gastro-Intestinal Physiological services will be one of the topics to be covered. UKAS will have a small ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    Supporting services seeking POCT accreditation in York, 28 Feb. UKAS will be speaking at this one-day conference to support services through the accreditation process. The programme will provide some practical information, and share insights from laboratories that have been through the accreditation assessment. The event will be of interest to ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    On 30 January, version three of the newly titled British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) Colour Quality Management Certification Scheme, which is accredited by UKAS, was launched at the St Bride Foundation in London. The new scheme has been simplified to enable more companies to demonstrate their commitment to excellence in ...