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  • 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: June 22, 2018

    Following discussions at the IAF Technical Committee, and with the transition process for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001: 2015 now in its closing stages, IAF has published a further statement regarding the process to be followed by certified organisations for whom the audit process has been started but will not ...

     

  • Date posted: June 22, 2018

    BS ISO 19443:2018. Quality management systems-Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by organisations in the supply chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services important to nuclear safety (ITNS). The above standard was issued in June 2018 and the purpose of this communication is to inform ...

     

  • Date posted: June 22, 2018

    UKAS and BSI have recently updated the Standards and Accreditation handbook for Government and regulators which provides an overview of how standards and accreditation can be used to deliver policy and regulatory outcomes. The Handbook also contains case studies demonstrating how standards and accreditation are used to support self-regulation, co-regulation ...

     

  • Date posted: June 22, 2018

    Do you know why professional standards are important, want to know more about ISAS accreditation, see a demonstration of the Traffic Light Ready(TLR) gap analysis web tool and have the opportunity to speak to an ISAS Assessment  Manager ? We are running hourly sessions to include a 20 minute demonstration ...

     

  • Date posted: June 18, 2018

    UKAS is very proud to be a signatory to the European cooperation for Accreditation Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA), and fully recognises the importance of this to our customers when operating in the international market.  It is therefore our policy to ensure that the scope of our MLA covers all activities, ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2018

    Change of Legal Entity A change of legal entity is where there is a change to the entity which is financially and legally responsible for those activities performed under UKAS accreditation. Your Assessment Manager should be notified sufficiently in advance of any such changes to the legal entity to decrease ...

     

  • Date posted: June 11, 2018

    AIRMIC, the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce, has published a white paper on the value that standards and accredited conformity assessment can play in the management of risk. The report states that there is plenty of evidence that organisations perform better when they adopt voluntary quality ...