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  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    Standards and accreditation are market-based tools that can be used by Government policy makers to deliver better regulation. These tools are not as widely known and understood, or used, as they should be. This handbook therefore contains an overview for Ministers explaining why and how these tools could be used in their Departments. 

     

  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    The desire to deliver government policy in innovative and cost-effective ways is leading to the increasing use of accreditation across a wide range of Scottish Government policy areas including better regulation, good governance, fair markets and public confidence. Find out how accreditation can help you in your role as a policy ...

     

  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    Do you commission a laboratory to fulfil your testing needs? Can you be sure that they supply you with accurate and reliable results? If you do, you will want to make sure that the organisation undertaking your testing has the people, facilities, technical expertise, management systems and track records to undertake the work professionally and competently.[wpfilebase ...

     

  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    The Royal College of Radiologists and The College of Radiographers have developed the Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) to help diagnostic imaging services ensure that their patients consistently receive high quality services delivered by competent staff working in safe environments. UKAS delivers and manages ISAS on behalf of the Colleges and carries out assessments for accreditation against ...

     

  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    As an operator with a permit from the Environment Agency under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR), you will be aware that it requires you to ensure the monitoring of process emissions is performed correctly to ensure your emissions are within the permitted limits. Where third party organisations are used to conduct this monitoring, it is an ...

     

  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    A certification body accredited by UKAS has proved that it complies with best practice and is competent to deliver a consistently reliable and impartial service which meets the appropriate, internationally-recognised standard. This brochure sets out how you can gain full value from the certification process and how to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 10, 2015

    While some laboratories may view participation in proficiency testing (PT) programs as a necessity to satisfy accreditation bodies, they could be overlooking the more fundamental benefits that can be achieved by taking part in well-designed PT programs. Read this ILAC guide to gain an insight into the wider benefits ...

     

  • Date posted: March 10, 2015

    Accreditation interacts with Local Authorities on many levels. This briefing, aimed at Heads of Service sets out how accreditation can provide assurance of a Local Authorities own services, as well as those that they specify and procure. Download a free copy.

     

  • Date posted: March 10, 2015

    Do you commission or procure the inspection of products, equipment, plants or buildings and processes? If you do, you will want to make sure that the organisation undertaking that inspection has the people, facilities, technical expertise, management systems and track record to undertake the inspection professionally and competently.Download this guide to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 10, 2015

    There are many companies that provide consultancy and surveying services, sometimes at what initially appears to be at low cost. However, before commissioning an organisation to undertake such work it is important to consider the risks.This guide sets out the benefits of using a UKAS-accredited surveyor to assist you safely manage asbestos. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=126 ...