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  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    UKAS has performed assessment for accreditation against the IQIPS standard since 2012 for 8 physiological Science services. The scope of accreditation and finalised standard was not completed at initial conception for the vision science community and so only 7 of the 8 disciplines have been engaged with the accreditation process ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    Over recent weeks during the Coronavirus outbreak, UKAS has been in regular contact with NHS England Improvement, devolved governments and the Department of Health and Social Care in order to adapt to the needs of the healthcare system in this period of unprecedented pressure. It is recognised that laboratories and ...

     

  • Date posted: April 24, 2020

    For accredited Certification Bodies offering certification to ISO 45001. Please be aware that, due to the current COVID-19 situation, IAF has extended the transition period for certified companies to migrate from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. The transition period is extended by 6 months and now ends on 30 September ...

     

  • Date posted: April 21, 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.  On 15th April, UKAS hosted a webinar with ISO 17025 accredited customers to learn more about UKAS remote assessments. Hosted by Jeff Ruddle, UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: April 14, 2020

    During these uncertain times we are dedicated to supporting our healthcare services with their accreditation needs to help ensure effective service delivery. Thank you to Dr Andrew Reilly for his positive feedback regarding the process of preparing the North West Cancer Centre at the Western Health and Social Care Trust for ...

     

  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Version 3 This Bulletin concerns UKAS accredited Certification Bodies with activities in regions affected by coronavirus and provides an update to the earlier Technical Bulletin dated 06 March 2020 as a result of the fast-moving situation. It applies equally to bodies certifying management systems (ISO/IEC 17021-1), persons (ISO/IEC 17024) and ...

     

  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Latest Update - Posted: 30/03/20 As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, and with the number of those testing positive continuing to rise, we are continuing to monitor both Government advice and the overall situation on a daily basis.  With reports showing that the crisis continues to escalate, and is ...

     

  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Version 2 Introduction Every organisation is continuously exposed to opportunities, challenges, and risks in a normal business environment. However, extraordinary events or circumstances beyond the control of the organisation happen. At the present time the world is facing the challenge of the outbreak and continued spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: March 27, 2020

    Today, the European Commission called out to the UK testing industry with an urgent request in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. They would like to find out the capacity of conformity assessment bodies in the UK to conduct tests on surgical masks in the EU. The Commission is asking for ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    On 17th March, it was announced that UKAS will be conducting all assessments remotely until at least 31st May 2020. We understand that this may create some challenges for our customers but it is important that we protect the health and safety of our workforces, and that we continue to ...