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  • Date posted: December 21, 2010

    The Cobalt Unit Appeal Fund has become the first UK imaging service to be accredited to the ISAS Standard by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). This landmark achievement was celebrated at a special presentation ceremony held at their Cheltenham base. It was attended by all principal parties, and local ...

     

  • Date posted: December 15, 2010

    Call for expressions of interest to participate in pilot accreditation programme UKAS is developing accreditation for scene of crime investigation. Accreditation will be to the international standard ISO/IEC 17020 - General criteria for the operation of various types of inspection bodies performing inspection. UKAS is inviting expressions of interest, from ...

     

  • Date posted: October 19, 2010

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has awarded the first calibration accreditation for particle size analysis. The PMT (GB) Limited laboratory, based in Malvern, was awarded accredited status following a rigorous assessment programme. Particle counters are vital tools for measuring contaminant particles in controlled environments, such as cleanrooms. These instruments ...

     

  • Date posted: October 15, 2010

    Pre-Shipment or Preshipment Inspection (PSI) is the practice of employing specialised private inspection companies to check shipment details - essentially price, quantity and/or quality of goods purchased from abroad. There are many definitions of PSI and it is also known as Destination Inspection (DI).Verification of Conformity (VOC) is a specific ...

     

  • Date posted: October 12, 2010

    Call for expressions of interest The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) has developed a certification scheme for colour quality management, based on ISO 12647-2, for use in the printing industry. UKAS is inviting expressions of interest from UK based certification bodies to participate in a pilot assessment programme for certification ...

     

  • Date posted: September 7, 2010

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the first ever accreditation for conducting Legionella Risk Assessments in the UK. Healthy Buildings International (HBI) is the first body to be accredited against internationally recognised standards to assess for the risk of legionellae in water systems. Although legionellae organisms rarely pose ...

     

  • Date posted: August 27, 2010

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the first ever accreditation for testing digital terrestrial television receivers. DTG Testing Ltd has been accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard for laboratory testing. It is the sole testing body for manufacturers of broadcast receivers wishing to apply the Digital Tick ...

     

  • Date posted: July 27, 2010

    On June 30 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized and distributed the conditions and criteria for Recognition of laboratories accredited by an ILAC signatory for the ENERGY STAR Program. These final requirements are an important step in the enhanced testing and verification effort that EPA intends to have in place for ...

     

  • Date posted: June 30, 2010

    On June 30th 2010, EA formalised its relationship with the European Commission by signing the Framework Partnership Agreement. This agreement sets out the terms and conditions of the relationship that will see EA as the official European accreditation infrastructure, in order to achieve the common policy aims and objectives envisaged ...

     

  • Date posted: June 28, 2010

    Against a backdrop of unprecedented challenges to the public purse and a desire to challenge all aspects of public sector activity, BSI and UKAS held their annual House of Lords reception to raise the spectre of the role standards and accreditation can play in delivering Government policy. The joint BSI/UKAS ...