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  • 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: May 7, 2019

    Note: This supersedes the 6 June 2014 Technical Bulletin - Guidance on Water Matrices Definitions for Sampling and Testing to ISO/IEC 17025. It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS ...

     

  • 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 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: 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: February 18, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 11. IAF MD 11 – Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audit of Integrated Management Systems issue 2 was published on 17 January 2019 with an ...

     

  • Date posted: January 29, 2019

    Accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents. CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance i.e. ...

     

  • Date posted: January 23, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is to update certification bodies regarding the development of ISO Standards in preparation for the implementation of ISO 19443: third party certification of QMS when supplying products and services important to nuclear safety. Relevant ISO documents. ISO 19443:2018 Quality management systems - Specific requirements for the application ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2018

    At the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Technical Committee meeting in Singapore, the following Resolution was agreed and published: - “IAF Resolution 2018-13 – (Agenda Item 9) Non-Accredited Product Certification where the CAB is accredited for the same scope - The General Assembly acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee ...