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  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    UKAS Pilot Project Update - April 2014 Following a pilot assessment programme leading to the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation of forensic service providers to include the requirements of the Forensic Science Regulator’s ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct’, UKAS has announced its first accreditations. The ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct’ add the ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    At the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) General Assembly in October 2013 the Laboratory Committee (which is composed of stakeholder representatives of accredited testing and calibration) recommended that ILAC request that ISO/CASCO establish a new work item to comprehensively revise ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as soon as practicable. The General Assembly agreed ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    UKAS Pilot Project Update - April 2014 Following the announcement of a pilot programme leading to accreditation of applicants involved in performing inspection of components supplied to new nuclear power plants or those who perform in-service inspection in existing nuclear power plants, UKAS has announced its first accreditation. Following an ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    This bulletin provides information regarding a question raised at the EA Certification Committee (EACC) with regard to the practice of Certification Bodies providing lists of consultants to their prospective clients. The question was considered by the EACC at the 25th meeting (March 2013). It should be noted that answers presented ...

     

  • Date posted: March 26, 2014

    UKAS is required by the European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) to highlight Proficiency Testing (PT) schemes that have been specifically chosen by the EA Laboratory Committee (LC) in a wide range of testing and calibration activities. This requirement ensures that participation in these schemes is undertaken by accredited laboratories from ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2014

    Aintree University Hospital granted first NHS IQIPS accreditation The Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS organisation to become UKAS accredited under the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) programme. Accreditation has been granted by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2014

    The Functional Gut Clinic has become the first gastrointestinal organisation to be granted UKAS accreditation under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme. The accreditation award is for the clinic’s range of gastrointestinal (GI) services carried out at its four clinics across London and Kent. Dr Anthony Hobson PhD ...

     

  • Date posted: March 12, 2014

    As part of UKAS’s processes for continual improvement we have recently been trialling a wider roll-out of the use of a pre-visit questionnaire with a number of certification bodies, based upon those that we routinely use for the assessment of certain sectors in our testing laboratory areas. The aim of ...

     

  • Date posted: March 12, 2014

    UKAS has been running a pilot assessment programme for Certification Bodies that wish to certify Private Security Companies (PSC), who operate either on land or in the maritime environment. The project is sponsored by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who have stated that the applicable certification standard for the ...

     

  • Date posted: March 12, 2014

    As part of UKAS’s processes for continual improvement we have recently been trialling a wider roll-out of the use of a pre-visit questionnaire with a number of certification bodies, based upon those that we routinely use for the assessment of certain sectors in our testing laboratory areas. The aim of ...