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  • Date posted: September 12, 2014

    A new leaflet is now available for all imaging services that are preparing to apply for ISAS accreditation. The leaflet provides useful information about the wide range of pre-application support and resources that are available, such as Preparation for Accreditation Workshops and the Traffic Light Ready (TLR) online tools. It ...

     

  • Date posted: September 11, 2014

    Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies Please be aware that ILAC has now published the above publication, which provides information for use by both accreditation bodies and inspection bodies on the application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012. Please click here to download from the ILAC website.   The publication replaces IAF/ILAC ...

     

  • Date posted: September 11, 2014

    Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies Please be aware that ILAC has now published the above publication, which provides information for use by both accreditation bodies and inspection bodies on the application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012. This is available to download from the ILAC website: http://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-documents/procedural-series/ The ...

     

  • Date posted: September 7, 2014

    Conditions for Use by UKAS and UKAS Accredited Organisations now available The Department for Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS) has revised and reissued their publication ‘The National Accreditation Logo & Symbols: Conditions for use by UKAS and UKAS accredited organisations’. The new version is published as URN 14/902 and replaces ...

     

  • Date posted: September 7, 2014

    The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has launched a new website http://ilac.org/. The new site provides easier access to information for visitors such as government and regulators, ILAC publications and promotional materials, as well as information in 13 different languages. In order to promote the Arrangement, and to make it ...

     

  • Date posted: August 19, 2014

    IAF MANDATORY DOCUMENT FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA TO PROVIDE INDICATORS OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION BODIES’ PERFORMANCE UKAS currently collects metric data regarding the operations of its certification body customers via an annual operational metrics questionnaire. This questionnaire, with minor amendment will be used to meet the data collection requirements ...

     

  • Date posted: August 19, 2014

    IAF MANDATORY DOCUMENT FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA TO PROVIDE INDICATORS OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION BODIES’ PERFORMANCE UKAS currently collects metric data regarding the operations of its certification body customers via an annual operational metrics questionnaire. This questionnaire, with minor amendment will be used to meet the data collection requirements ...

     

  • Date posted: August 7, 2014

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Health have released a joint policy agreement on accreditation formally recognising UKAS and its role within the health and social care sector. The policy agreement highlights that “Accreditation increases trust in conformity assessment and thus reinforces the mutual ...

     

  • Date posted: July 22, 2014

    Independent Vascular Services (IVS) Ltd has become the UK’s first vascular laboratory to gain UKAS accreditation under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme. The accreditation award is for IVS’ range of vascular ultrasound services carried out at five of its sites across the North West of England. Independent ...

     

  • Date posted: July 17, 2014

    Following the call for expressions of interest on 31 January 2014 and the invitation on 15 April 2014 to apply for the pilot programme for accreditation of certification bodies for ISO 55001, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations will participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme: Afnor ...