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  • Date posted: January 30, 2020

    This Bulletin has been produced to ensure that certification bodies that provide Medical Device QMS (MDMS) certification services are aware of the change to IAF MD 8 and of the impact it will have upon them. This IAF document is aimed at Accreditation Bodies and the requirements that they need ...

     

  • Date posted: January 30, 2020

    Following discussions at the IAF Technical Committee, and with the migration process for ISO 45001:2018 now in its closing stages, IAF has confirmed the following to be observed by certification organisations. The end date for the migration period is 31 March 2021 (last day of the month) in accordance with ...

     

  • Date posted: January 24, 2020

    The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020 after which the UK will be in a transition period until 31 December 2020. During the transition period nothing will change; there will be no impact on the awarding of UKAS accreditation certificates. The UK Government has confirmed that ...

     

  • Date posted: January 21, 2020

    In order to comply with The Forensic Science Regulators Codes of Practice and Conduct, Sexual Assault Referral centres (SARCs) shall require accreditation by October 2023. To assist organisations in their preparations to meet this deadline UKAS is holding a one-day workshop to outline the requirements of BS EN ISO 15189:2012 ...

     

  • Date posted: January 3, 2020

    IAF Resolution 2019-16 – Withdrawal of IAF MD 3:2008 Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures states that: The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved to immediately withdraw IAF MD 3:2008 Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP), Issue 1, Version 2, issued on 01 February 2008. Certification ...

     

  • Date posted: January 3, 2020

    This document intends to provide clear instructions to certification bodies that currently offer accredited certification for BRCGS Storage and Distribution categories 3 and 4, and aim to include in their schedule of accreditation the same categories for BRCGS Agents and Brokers scheme. The UKAS assessment process will be based on ...

     

  • Date posted: December 11, 2019

    UKAS will be undertaking a Pilot Assessment Programme for the accredited certification to ISO 19650-2 ‘Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) — Information management using building information modelling — Part 2: Delivery phase of the assets’. The pilot assessment programme ...

     

  • Date posted: November 29, 2019

    This technical bulletin affects scheme owners for all new conformity assessment schemes (CAS). UKAS has formalised its process for evaluating CAS. New CAS are usually evaluated together with an application for accreditation for a scope to include that new CAS and this will continue. However, new CAS are also evaluated ...

     

  • Date posted: November 29, 2019

    There are now only 12 months to go before the completion of the largest standard transition UKAS has ever undertaken. As such we felt it would be an opportune time to update our customers and stakeholders on progress. With around 1600 organisations to transition to the new version of the ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2019

    We will soon be launching electronic certificates of accreditation on Monday 9th December 2019. This initiative stems from our strategic priorities and marks the start of the modernisation and improvement of our online services for both customers and stakeholders. UKAS accreditation certificates are about to become much more visible as ...