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  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    UKAS welcomed the communication published by the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) regarding the outbreak of COVID-19.  Published on 23rd March, the communication builds upon similar communications from the international accreditation groups (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – ILAC, and International Accreditation Forum – IAF) and acknowledges the difficult decisions that ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2020

    UKAS is to undertake a Pilot Assessment Programme for accredited certification to ISO 19443:2018 ‘Quality management systems – Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by organizations in the supply chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services important to nuclear safety (ITNS)’. The assessments will be ...

     

  • Date posted: March 5, 2020

    UKAS is delighted to announce that the mutual recognition arrangement (MLA) it has signed with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) covering certification of management system standards has been extended to include ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety management systems.  As a consequence, UKAS accredited certification bodies providing an ISO ...

     

  • Date posted: March 3, 2020

    Overview This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Certification Bodies. ISO/IEC 27701:2019, initially developed as ISO/IEC 27552, specifies the requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) in the form of an extension to ISO/IEC 27001 ...

     

  • Date posted: March 3, 2020

    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. Articles 42 and 43 of the GDPR provide for GDPR certification as a voluntary mechanism for verifying and demonstrating compliance. UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: February 28, 2020

    Just as the internet was the foundation of the third industrial revolution, blockchain is one of the emerging technologies leading the development of Industry 4.0.  Originally conceived and developed as the technology platform behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain is capable of bringing considerable efficiency and assurance gains across a wide range of ...

     

  • Date posted: February 28, 2020

    Do you commission the testing of food samples? Do you need to ensure quality and safety through the test results? Download this brochure which sets out the benefits of using a UKAS-accredited laboratory to carry out testing on food and food products.   

     

  • Date posted: February 21, 2020

    Governance requirements through Section 22a/23 agreements With the continued expansion of collaboration arrangements between police forces under a Section 22a or Section 23 agreement to include other scientific activities and the development of potential new arrangements between Police and Fire services, UKAS has revisited the general principles of the agreements ...

     

  • Date posted: February 20, 2020

    As part of our strategic priorities to improve service, we have been reviewing the Operations Team over recent months to identify ways of improving efficiency that will enable us to deliver improved service to our customers.   The review highlighted that there were improvements that could be made to the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2020

    Introducing Daniel Boyland the newest UKAS Academy Training Specialist who joined this week. Why did you choose a career with UKAS? Before joining UKAS I worked within the NHS for 14 years; developing from a support role early on, then undertaking further training onto a Biomedical Scientist within Haematology and ...