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  • Date posted: May 17, 2018

    UKAS will be taking part in an event in Guernsey on May 23rd to promote the value of using an accredited provider for legionella risk assessments. The event will be attended by duty holders including hotel chains, NHS facilities managers, and the major facilities management independent businesses.  The majority of ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2018

    World Metrology Day, an annual event during which more than 80 countries celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives, will take place this Sunday (May 20th). This date was chosen in recognition of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875, the beginning of formal international collaboration in ...

     

  • Date posted: May 15, 2018

    The 8th National Conference for Radiology Managers will take place on Thursday 24th May 2018 at The Pullman Hotel, St Pancras London. The event is free to attend for delegates and registration is now open. Click here for further details for this event. UKAS will be attending the conference to promote the accreditation of ...

     

  • Date posted: May 15, 2018

    A new date has been added for the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Seminar, Awareness for Transition on the 21st August 2018, in Cardiff. Please follow the link below for further information about the course and to submit your booking form: ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Seminar, Awareness for Transition   This seminar aims to provide ...

     

  • Date posted: May 11, 2018

    I am delighted to announce that Matt Gantley has been appointed to succeed Paul Stennett MBE, the current UKAS Chief Executive, who retires at the end of August. Matt will commence his duties at UKAS on 1st September. With 19 years’ experience in the conformity assessment sector, Matt Gantley has ...

     

  • Date posted: May 1, 2018

    The European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has published a report to set out the progress and achievements, implementation of the new EA Strategy 2025, and proactive discussions with the European Commission and its main Directorate Generals (DGs) to support and further develop the European accreditation infrastructure.  The report can be ...

     

  • Date posted: April 27, 2018

    The Global Innovation Index (GII) provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. The index is the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The GII has gained international recognition, establishing itself as both a leading ...

     

  • Date posted: April 22, 2018

    The European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has been recognised by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to expand its signatory status to include Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS), Information Security Management Systems Certification (ISMS), Energy Management Systems (EnMS) and Medical Devices Quality Management Systems Certification. As a consequence, UKAS is now ...

     

  • Date posted: April 10, 2018

    World Accreditation Day 2018 focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world. To support the day, a video has been created to help celebrate the day. The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics however show ...

     

  • Date posted: April 9, 2018

    The 2018 IAF/ILAC Mid-Term Meetings enabled accreditation bodies and certification bodies to review the transition to the 2015 ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental management system standards. There has been significant progress as the last five months of the transition period approaches, which  has been supported by the ...