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  • Date posted: July 6, 2018

    The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 was enacted on 26th June, making provision for the transfer of EU law into UK law from the date that the UK leaves the EU and creating powers for the correction of any laws that will no longer operate appropriately. This includes EU Regulation ...

     

  • Date posted: July 6, 2018

    Please be aware that ISO 50001: 2018 is expected to be published in August. UKAS is now finalising its approach to the transition. There are a number of technical changes along with the application of the Annex SL High Level structure. IAF has published a resolution for the transition arrangements ...

     

  • Date posted: July 5, 2018

    Please be aware that ISO 20000-1: 2018 is expected to be published in September. UKAS is now finalising our approach to the transition. There are a number of technical changes, along with the application of the Annex SL structure. It is expected that a 2-year transition period will be allocated ...

     

  • Date posted: July 4, 2018

    BMTA are organising a one day event to discuss to the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025 within your laboratory. It will provide laboratories the opportunity to work with UKAS on the most recent developments of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and the chance to network with experts from a variety of industries. ...

     

  • Date posted: July 3, 2018

    This technical bulletin affects Conformity Assessment Bodies involved with sound insulation testing. UKAS understands that a small number of accredited testing organisations are not following the required procedures, in that they are not always measuring reverberation time in every receiver room for field measurement of sound insulation; please note that ...

     

  • Date posted: June 29, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies (CBs). The revision of IAF MD 4 has been approved by ballot and is expected to be issued shortly, pending consideration of late comments by one IAF member accreditation body. This updated version introduces quite a significant change in that it ...

     

  • Date posted: June 29, 2018

    In support of the ISO and International Accreditation Forum’s (IAF) encouragement to promote early implementation of accredited certification under ISO 45001: 2018, UKAS commenced its migration programme under ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 shortly after the publication of the new management system standard.  UKAS accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) were invited to participate in ...

     

  • Date posted: June 29, 2018

    UKAS and BSI hosted another successful reception for public contacts at the House of Lords on Monday 25 June. Over 120 officials from a broad range of departments and agencies were present demonstrating the breadth of interest in standards and accreditation across government. Baroness Neville-Rolfe, formerly Executive Director at Tesco ...

     

  • Date posted: June 29, 2018

    ISO/CASCO is seeking feedback from testing and calibration laboratories on the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025. This will help prepare their first analysis of the feedback one year post publication of the revised standard. ISO/CASCO has emphasised that they are seeking information specifically on the 2017 version of the standard ...

     

  • Date posted: June 22, 2018

    The Government yesterday  announced its Business Impact Target in respect of the economic impact on business of regulation. The setting of a Business Impact Target is a requirement under section 21 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-06-20/HCWS776/ The key points can be summarised as: The  target ...