Date posted: June 9, 2019
Today marks World Accreditation Day, an initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. This year the theme focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. Supply chains provide ...
Date posted: May 13, 2019
A guide to what makes a 'good' ISO 9001 audit from the perspective of the customer and an organisation certified by an accredited certification body.
Date posted: March 22, 2019
The influence and use of accreditation within healthcare is growing. UKAS offers accreditation to diagnostic services within the areas of imaging (ISAS), physiology (IQIPS), medical laboratories, point of care testing and medical physics and clinical engineering (MPACE). Read this guide for an overview of the accreditation ...
Date posted: March 19, 2019
There are many companies that provide consultancy, surveying services and risk assessments but before commissioning an organisation to undertake such work on your behalf, how do you know they are competent to do the work, have the suitable cover in place, and work to a suitable code of conduct. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=127 linktext='Read ...
Date posted: June 22, 2018
UKAS and BSI have recently updated the Standards and Accreditation handbook for Government and regulators which provides an overview of how standards and accreditation can be used to deliver policy and regulatory outcomes. The Handbook also contains case studies demonstrating how standards and accreditation are used to support self-regulation, co-regulation ...
Date posted: May 29, 2018
Are you confident that your goods and services and their component parts are based on measurements taken with correctly calibrated measuring equipment? Download Who is doing your calibration work?
Date posted: May 18, 2018
A new leaflet has been produced by UKAS outlining the implications of Brexit for accreditation and conformity assessment and setting out the key objectives for the withdrawal process. The leaflet sets out the importance of: UKAS’ recognition as the National Accreditation Body continuing post-Brexit UKAS continuing as a member of ...
Date posted: March 9, 2018
The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have produced a joint document that sets out a statement of outcomes that are to be expected as a result of accredited certification to all management systems standards. The intention of the document is that it promote a ...
Date posted: January 31, 2018
This brochure provides information about how UKAS accreditation can be used as a tool across the construction sector to assure quality and provide assurance in a wide range of areas. With an increasing need for smart, clean and safe construction, UKAS accreditation supports the construction sector by providing a way to ...
Date posted: December 1, 2017
Following the publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO has published a brochure to set out the key differences in the standard. A copy of the brochure can be downloaded here.