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  • Date posted: August 1, 2019

    Are you looking for a way to provide assurance or confidence in an activity, product or service? Did you know UKAS has an active development programme that supports scheme owners, policy makers, regulators, trade associations, conformity assessment bodies and many other stakeholders design and implement different mechanisms to provide assurance. ...

     

  • Date posted: July 30, 2019

    UKAS has accredited organisations for the capture and preservation of data from mobile devices since 2008.  This accreditation is conducted by assessment using ISO/IEC 17025 and ILAC G19 and in line with the FSR’s codes of practice and conduct.  Due to the design and functionality of mobile devices at the ...

     

  • Date posted: July 25, 2019

    ILAC have issued a snapshot of the 2018 annual report. UKAS are a member of the ILAC MRA, which supports international trade by promoting international confidence and acceptance of accredited testing and inspection reports and proficiency testing programs. This provides assurance to the market that UKAS accredited services worthy of ...

     

  • Date posted: July 23, 2019

    This bulletin has been prepared to inform interested parties that the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation reissued ILAC-G27: Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process in July 2019. The changes to this publication are not significant and have been made to update the text to correspond with the ...

     

  • Date posted: July 9, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is establishing a project for the accreditation of the certification of Collaborative Business Relationships (ISO 44001). Following a call for expressions of interest, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations will participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme: DNV GL Business Assurance UK ...

     

  • Date posted: July 4, 2019

    The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) & the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (BSCN) have released an official joint position statement regarding IQIPS accreditation for Neurophysiology services. The statement reinforces their strong endorsement of UKAS accreditation and encourages all Neurophysiology services to begin their journey to accreditation. It also includes ...

     

  • Date posted: July 3, 2019

    The new IQIPS Standard, which has been developed by the physiology community, is available in draft for wider consultation. It is a requirement that any standard is revised after a period of 4-5 years and the Accreditation Clinical Advisory Group (ACAG), has been working on the revision of the current IQIPS ...

     

  • Date posted: June 21, 2019

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became part of UK law from 25 May 2018.  The Regulation contains provisions and requirements pertaining to the processing of personal data. The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ of personal data.  A controller determines how and why personal data is processed; a ...

     

  • Date posted: June 21, 2019

    The rapidly increasing digitalization of industry and society is changing how products are manufactured, delivered, and consumed by the public. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it has become known, is seeing the emergence of innovative information technologies to all areas of production. Technologies like artificial intelligence, distributed ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    As part of the Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on the reform of the building safety regulatory framework. Building a Safer Future: Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system contains sections on the ...