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  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    UKAS has prepared ‘the case for accreditation’ aimed at large consultancies and research organisations. The briefing note is intended to provide an introduction to support UKAS’ engagement with these organisations, so that they are in a position to understand that accreditation is a proven tool to solve the issue of delivering ...


  • Date posted: February 8, 2017

    World Accreditation Day 2017 focuses on the theme of how accreditation can deliver confidence in construction and the built environment. To emphasise the importance of the theme, a joint statement from the Chairs of ILAC and IAF is available for download.   . 


  • Date posted: February 8, 2017

    This brochure, produced by ILAC and IAF to celebrate World Accreditation Day 2017, demonstrates the role that accreditation plays in delivering confidence in the construction sector.  


  • Date posted: August 31, 2016

    In 2016, UKAS carried out a survey to capture feedback on the value of accreditation for conformity assessment bodies that have stable scopes in established technical sectors. The survey aimed to gain insight into the reasons for maintaining accreditation, to identify the positive outcomes that are realised through accreditation, and ...


  • Date posted: August 25, 2016

    Confidence in the quality of goods and services bought and sold is an essential element of international trade. The mutual acceptance of test results and certificates plays an important part in building and maintaining this confidence. UKAS has a key role in ensuring that the organisations that carry out testing, ...


  • Date posted: September 24, 2015

    UKAS now accredits all medical laboratories accredited against the internationally recognised standard ISO 15189:2012 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence. Download this brochure to find out more about the standard and the accreditation process. 


  • Date posted: August 5, 2015

    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 this ...


  • Date posted: August 4, 2015

    Download this briefing note prepared for Government, to provide information about the role of accreditation and how accreditation can support government policies.The efficient delivery of policy and a further reduction of the burden of regulation are central ambitions for Government. UKAS has worked closely with previous governments to help deliver policies in ...


  • Date posted: July 11, 2015

    IQIPS is a professionally led accreditation scheme with the aim of improving services, care and safety for patients undergoing physiological tests, examinations and procedures. UKAS accreditation for IQIPS offers the benefits of sharing best practice and the opportunity to enhance efficiency with evidence for local leverage. Accreditation also brings national recognition to the service with a badge of quality. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=1339 linktext='Click ...


  • Date posted: July 11, 2015

    If you are thinking about using testing, calibration, inspection or certification to support your business but you are not sure about the difference between accreditation and certification, our guide What is the right choice for you? explains all.