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  • Date posted: March 10, 2015

    Do you use certification, testing, calibration or inspection services?If so… save time and money by using UKAS-accredited services. If you are busy running a business, sourcing the right people and organisations to carry out your certification, inspection, testing or calibration work can be time-consuming and fraught with Download this Small Business Guide to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    This brochure provides an insight into the role of UKAS accreditation, the expertise of the organisation, and the governance structures of the organisation. It also contains an overview of the services that UKAS provides, including accreditation services, new scheme development, and training and advisory services. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=1502 linktext='Download a copy here' ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    The Cobalt Unit Appeal Fund (Cheltenham Imaging Centre) is the first UK imaging service to be accredited by UKAS for Imaging Services Accreditation. Their accreditation demonstrates the organisation’s competence to deliver against key quality measures related to patient and clinical outcomes. The medical charity has over 40 years experience delivering ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    Chesterfield Borough Council was one of the first councils in Britain to achieve UKAS accredited Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration. During 2005/06, EMAS helped the Council improve its environmental performance significantly, including: Reducing the amount of waste produced by 5.5% to 5,455 tonnes Identifying several new recycling opportunities, ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    “The benefit of accredited-certification to the bottom line of our business is that we can now bid for contracts that we weren’t previously able to. For example, this year Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions refreshed their framework contracts for the public sector. Affiniti won the framework contracts for a ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

      "Our supplier selection policy stipulates that a business must demonstrate financial viability, Health & Safety competence, and UKAS accreditation. As a purchaser, it is essential that we get what we ask for. UKAS accreditation is a pre-requisite whenever we are choosing an organisation to work with to help us ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    The Metropolitan Police Service was the first police force to gain UKAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in England and Wales. Their accreditation is for activities undertaken in the Evidence Recovery Unit (ERU) of the Directorate of Forensic Services Specialist Evidence Recovery and Imaging Service (SERIS) at their laboratory premises in ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    Birmingham City Council In addition to having accredited certification to ISO 9001:2000, Birmingham City Council achieved UKAS accredited certification to the information security standard ISO 27001 in December 2005. This has enabled the Council to demonstrate credibility and confidence to its customers, whilst reducing the risk of information breaches. Independent ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    “Accredited-certification to the BRC Global standard demonstrates to our customers that we operate to a required standard. This gives us a point of difference over our rivals. Food safety is essential. We see product recalls and food scares in the press all the time. Accredited-certification to the BRC standard builds ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2015

    The Food and Environmental Proficiency Testing Unit (FEPTU) is part of the Health Protection Agency (HPA).  Within the HPA, FEPTU has responsibility for providing microbiology proficiency testing schemes. This involves preparing simulated samples of known but undisclosed content that can be introduced into food and water microbiology laboratories to provide ...