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  • Date posted: May 31, 2013

    The UKAS Approach to Transition of Certification Body Accreditation to the 2012 version of ISO 13485 ISO 13485: 2012 is now in place and will replace the 2003 version The 2012 standard does not make any changes to the normative requirements of the standard. The changes include revisions to the ...

     

  • Date posted: May 31, 2013

    This bulletin refers to Management Systems certification in China within the Construction sector (EA code 28) and is intended to clarify the status and regulations concerning this. There is a requirement issued by the Chinese Government that all QMS audits of construction companies and activities should include the requirements of ...

     

  • Date posted: May 2, 2013

    EU ETS phase III commenced on January 1st 2013 and verification of emissions for 2013 will be provided by UKAS accredited verification bodies. UKAS has established the arrangements for verification bodies to apply for and achieve an extension to their accreditation for verification of emissions under the phase III requirements. ...

     

  • Date posted: May 2, 2013

    UKAS has granted accreditation to additional certification bodies who were on the pilot project for accreditation against EN 45011 for certification of installation and advisory services under the DECC Green Deal programme. This follows the announcement on 17 May 2012 of the first tranche of accreditations. Details of the scope ...

     

  • Date posted: April 5, 2013

    The Centre Testing International (CTI) Corporation is the first organisation to be granted UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020: 1998 for asbestos surveying on marine vessels in compliance with the International Marine Organisation (IMO). The accreditation is for activities undertaken by CTI’s Maritime Industry Department based in Shanghai. Following the 2009 ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2013

    A new report ‘The Economics of Accreditation¹’commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills has assessed the economic benefits derived from the accreditation of certification, measurement and inspection services. Researchers from Birkbeck, University of London, surveyed a selection of businesses and other independent analysis to create the report. Its ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2013

    Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Chief Inspector of Hospitals releases Policy Statement outlining how existing accreditation schemes e.g. CPA, ISAS & IQIPS can help to inform Care Quality Commission’s programme of inspections.Download the CQC policy statement  

     

  • Date posted: March 4, 2013

    UKAS Pilot Assessment Programme for Accreditation of Private Security Companies operating outside the UK The deadline for applications to participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme for Certification of Private Security Companies operating outside the UK expired on 24 April 2013. The names of the applicants accepted under the programme ...

     

  • Date posted: March 4, 2013

    A joint communiqué, issued by ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), IAF (International Accreditation Forum) & ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), has been published to reinforce the fact that accredited inspection bodies operate a recognised quality management system. Until now, accredited inspection bodies were often requested by their customers to undertake ...

     

  • Date posted: February 25, 2013

    The publication of PAS 2030: 2012 Edition 2 on 25 January 2013 and of MCS 023, the “bridging document” between the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) and PAS 2030 on 28 January 2013 raises a number of issues relating to accreditation of certification bodies for certification of Green Deal (GD) installation ...