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  • Date posted: November 28, 2017

    Background This paper is intended to clarify requirements of ISO 15189:2012 and UKAS’ expectations of how a medical laboratory demonstrates the competence of its clinical staff. This paper also includes information on the use of External Quality Assurance (EQA) programmes. This paper has been developed by the UKAS Medical Laboratory ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2017

    UKAS will be representing ILAC and IAF , the global accreditation associations, to present at The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party 6 in December. Working Party 6 works on Regulatory Cooperation & Standardization Policies to lower costs, facilitate trade & improve access to critical technologies, while protecting the ...

     

  • Date posted: November 8, 2017

    On 9th November 2017 World Quality Day (#WQD17) will be celebrated around the world.  Initiated by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) which is a global professional body advancing the practice of quality management in all sectors, the celebration of World Quality Day is to promote a vision of a world ...

     

  • Date posted: November 8, 2017

    Following discussions at the IAF Technical Committee on October 23rd and 24th 2017, and with the transition process for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 now in its final year, IAF has published a communique highlighting the need for further steps to help ensure that certified companies are encouraged to ...

     

  • Date posted: November 7, 2017

    BMTA, a UKAS stakeholder, invites you to our Annual Asbestos Seminar held in conjunction with SGS MIS Environmental.   Seminar date: 30th November 2017, 9am – 4pm Venue: Life Science Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne Seminar cost: £100+vat (A 10% discount will be applied to three or more bookings from the ...

     

  • Date posted: November 2, 2017

        Ricardo plc is a global engineering and environmental consultancy, specialising in the transport and energy sectors.  The combination of two EU directives make it mandatory for organisations assessing the interoperability and safety of rail systems within the European rail sector to be accredited by a recognised national accreditation ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2017

      The 2017 IAF General Assembly has approved the establishment of a database of management system certificates provided by certification bodies accredited by IAF members. The database presents a unique opportunity for organisations with accredited certificates, to be able to have their certificates in the database, presenting to the outside ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2017

    This IAF communiqué contains important information for Certification Bodies regarding the transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. IAF (the global association for developing the principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment) has passed a resolution that as of 15 March 2018, conformity assessment bodies must conduct all ISO 9001 ...

     

  • Date posted: October 17, 2017

    Call for expressions of interest to participate in the pilot accreditation programme UKAS is developing an assessment approach for the accreditation of Fire Investigation at the request of the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR). Accreditation is planned to be progressed using the international standard ISO/IEC 17020 – “Conformity assessment – Requirements ...

     

  • Date posted: October 11, 2017

    The latest Good Governance Report, the Institute of Director’s (IOD) flagship corporate governance publication which ranks the UK's largest listed companies based on their corporate governance performance, now uses accredited certification to ISO 9001 as one of the data sources. The report, which is compiled for the IoD by Cass ...