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  • Date posted: May 1, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is proposing to establish a project to develop accreditation for ISO 17020:2012 for the surveying of contaminated land for the presence of asbestos and are inviting expressions of interest from organisations that wish to seek accreditation for this project. It is proposed that a pilot ...

     

  • Date posted: April 30, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is proposing to establish a project to develop accreditation for Biobanks to ISO 20387:2018 - Biotechnology — Biobanking — General requirements for biobanking. This standard specifies general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of biobanks including quality control requirements to ensure that biological ...

     

  • Date posted: April 26, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is to clarify two issues regarding ISO/IEC 20000-1: Information Technology – Service Management – Part 1: Service Management Systems Requirements.   Transition Timescales UKAS has previously stated a 2-year transition period for transitions to ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2018, this was determined by UKAS at the time of the ...

     

  • Date posted: April 24, 2019

    European Accreditation has published the EA MLA Annual Report, which provides information on the signatories to the agreement, as well as the developments that took place in 2017 to expand the coverage and scope of the arrangement, which allows for the acceptance of accredited certificates, results and reports throughout Europe. ...

     

  • Date posted: April 23, 2019

    This bulletin is for all Conformity Assessment Bodies offering certification under the Railway Interoperability Directive. As you may be aware, the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has been monitoring the consistency of the assurance mechanism implemented across all European Member States for the delivery of conformity assessment in compliance ...

     

  • Date posted: April 18, 2019

    Read the latest edition of ILAC News, which contains an introduction from the new Chair (Etty Feller), the launch of INetQI (The global Quality Infrastructure), and the re-branding of the Conformity Assessment trade body, the TIC Council.

     

  • Date posted: April 8, 2019

    UKAS will be hosting a series of 1-hour live webinars to provide clarification and updates on the ISO/IEC 17025 transition process for laboratories.  These are being run on the following days but please note there is limited availability: Monday 29th April 2019 - 14:30 Thursday 9th May 2019 - 14:00 & 16:00 Please allow one ...

     

  • Date posted: April 8, 2019

    Please see below for the details of a communication that was sent to all UKAS customers last week regarding Brexit and the status of their UKAS accreditation:    Whatever the outcome of Brexit, whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, UKAS will continue to be recognised ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2019

    UKAS has published its gender pay gap results in line with the government’s Gender Pay Gap regulations introduced last April. Download a copy of the UKAS Gender Pay Gap Report 2018.

     

  • Date posted: April 2, 2019

    UKAS is continuing to develop accreditation for Cell Site Analysis. A pilot assessment programme was started in 2016 with a number of assessments undertaken. Since the original applications a number of the participants withdrew from the pilot and an issue was identified relating to the lack of groundtruth data (access ...