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  • Date posted: September 7, 2013

    Less than 12 months after introducing NHS hearing services in over 80 of its UK branches, Scrivens Opticians & The Hearing Company is the first high street multi-sited retailer to achieve Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) accreditation. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted IQIPS accreditation to ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    A new standard, ISO/IEC 17067: 2013 - Conformity assessment -- Fundamentals of product certification and guidelines for product certification schemes, was published by ISO on 31st July 2013. This standard cancels and replaces ISO Guide 67: 2004, which has been technically revised. This Bulletin is to confirm UKAS’ current view ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    This bulletin is intended to clarify the requirements for the adoption of the updated version of IAF MD5 and of the new IAF documents MD10 and MD11IAF MD5: 2015 - Duration of QMS and EMS AuditsThe updated document was published on 9 June 2015 with an ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    This bulletin is intended to clarify the requirements for the adoption of the updated version of IAF MD5 and of the new IAF documents MD10 and MD11.IAF MD5: 2015 - Duration of QMS and EMS AuditsThe updated document was published on 9 June 2015 with an immediate implementation; therefore at your ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    A new standard, ISO/IEC 17067: 2013 - Conformity assessment -- Fundamentals of product certification and guidelines for product certification schemes, was published by ISO on 31st July 2013. This standard cancels and replaces ISO Guide 67: 2004, which has been technically revised. This Bulletin is to confirm UKAS’ current view ...

     

  • Date posted: August 13, 2013

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The objective of the European Commission (EC) Environmental Technologies Verification (ETV) pilot programme is to promote environmental technologies. This objective is to be achieved by providing technology developers, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with the opportunity to have third-party validation of the performance of innovative ...

     

  • Date posted: July 11, 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the UK’s first accreditation for retail financial products to the Fairbanking Foundation. The grant was made 4th July for the Foundation’s Fairbanking Mark following the successful completion of a 12 month pilot project. According to Antony Elliott, the CEO of The Fairbanking ...

     

  • Date posted: July 10, 2013

    UKAS Pilot Project Update – July 2013 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, the UKAS pilot assessments of applicants have now ...

     

  • Date posted: July 6, 2013

    The second edition of ISO/IEC 17020 was published in March 2012. This updated version includes some changes that Inspection Bodies (IBs) will need to implement within your management system in order to maintain their UKAS accreditation in the future. The purpose of this letter is to explain the transition process ...

     

  • Date posted: June 27, 2013

    The GS Mark Representatives from the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling UKAS accredited certification bodies to be formally recognised for designation as GS bodies. The purpose of this Bulletin ...