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  • Date posted: May 21, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies. A new version of IAF MD 1 - IAF Mandatory Document for the Audit and Certification of a Management System operated by a Multi-Site Organisation - was published by IAF (International Accreditation Forum) on 29 January 2018. This ...

     

  • Date posted: May 18, 2018

    A new leaflet has been produced by UKAS outlining the implications of Brexit for accreditation and conformity assessment and setting out the key objectives for the withdrawal process. The leaflet sets out the importance of: UKAS’ recognition as the National Accreditation Body continuing post-Brexit UKAS continuing as a member of ...

     

  • Date posted: May 18, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies offering accredited certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and supplements previous bulletin issued on the migration between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001. This bulletin is to clarify the status of 2 particular documents related to OH&SMS accreditation.   Publication ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2018

    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: March 19, 2018

    This is to clarify the UKAS position and requirements with regard to the issuing of unaccredited certificates for ISO 45001 during the migration period from OHSAS 18001. This technical bulletin follows detailed consideration of the views of various stakeholders and discussions at various forums and events. Certification Bodies holding current ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2018

    The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have produced a joint document that sets out a statement of outcomes that are to be expected as a result of accredited certification to all management systems standards. The intention of the document is that it promote a ...

     

  • Date posted: February 12, 2018

    Background - ISO/IEC 17011 Revision As an Accreditation Body, UKAS operates in accordance with the requirements specified in ISO/IEC 17011 Conformity assessment - Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. This standard has recently undergone revision and ISO/IEC 17011:2017 was published on 30 November 2017 with a 3-year transition ...

     

  • Date posted: February 9, 2018

    Introduction The IAF Migration document for ISO 45001 (IAF MD 21) states that: - ‘For accredited OHSAS 18001:2007 CB’s that have issued only accredited OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates, at a minimum the AB shall conduct a documentation review for a minimum of one assessor man-day. a.  If the output of the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 7, 2018

    ISO 45001:2018 is expected to be published shortly. This new standard will replace OHSAS18001:2007 - Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements. At its General Assembly in India (November 2016) the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) agreed that the migration period for this new standard would be 3 years from the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 5, 2018

    As you will be aware, the methods of UKAS scoping for QMS and EMS accreditation under ISO/IEC 17021-1 are the IAF Codes (also referred to previously as EA Codes), as detailed in IAF ID 1, which relate to the NACE 2 classification codes. To support the implementation of IAF MD ...