Forensic Collision Investigation | New Programmes

About the UKAS Forensic Collision Investigation programme

UKAS is undertaking a Pilot Assessment Programme for the accreditation of collision investigation activities with assessments being carried out against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020. The technical assessments will also consider the requirements of ILAS G19 FSR codes of practice and conduct and the principles of UKAS RG 201. 

The objective of the Collision Investigation Pilot Programme is to confirm the applicability of the relevant standards, identify any areas which need further guidance and to establish a proportionate and robust assessment approach. 

 Associated Standards

  • ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections  
  • Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections 
  • ILAC G19 Modules in a Forensic Science Process 
  • FSR Code of Practice 
  • UKAS RG 201 Accreditation of Bodies Carrying out Scene of Crime Examination 

Current status

UKAS issued an expression of interest notice in 2019 and received a single application from the North Wales Police, who are working with the Forensic Collision Investigation Network.  The Pilot Programme was launched in July 2020 with assessments undertaken in 2020 and 2021.

The outcomes of the assessment are being reviewed by the pilot participants and a plan is being established to continue the pilot assessment in 2022/2023.

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