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  • Date posted: August 25, 2016

    Confidence in the quality of goods and services bought and sold is an essential element of international trade. The mutual acceptance of test results and certificates plays an important part in building and maintaining this confidence. UKAS has a key role in ensuring that the organisations that carry out testing, ...

     

  • Date posted: August 3, 2016

    EA-3/13: EA Document on the Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)  This bulletin has been published by UKAS to make interested parties aware of the publication of a new mandatory document by EA (the European co-operation for Accreditation) in June 2016: ...

     

  • Date posted: June 17, 2016

    For the attention of ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 accredited Certification Bodies:This Technical Bulletin is to raise the awareness of the clarification recently issued by ISO/CASCO regarding the interpretation of clause 5.2.4: “A certification body shall not certify another certification body for its quality management system.” The full clarification can be obtained ...

     

  • Date posted: June 8, 2016

    The European Commission has recast and reissued three further Regulations: -Regulation (EU) 2016/425: Personal Protective Equipment (replaces Directive 89/686/EEC)Regulation (EU) 2016/426: Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels (replaces Directive 2009/142/EC)Regulation (EU) 2016/424: Cableways (replaces Directive 2000/9/EC)All three Regulations will come into effect on 21st April 2018, at which point the previous Directives ...

     

  • Date posted: May 26, 2016

    In 2013 the audiology department at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust became the first NHS organisation to achieve UKAS accreditation under the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme.  Accreditation is a continuous process, based on a four-year cycle of full assessment and annual ...

     

  • Date posted: May 4, 2016

    With around 30 fatal cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported each year in the UK, managing the risk of Legionella is clearly a priority for any Duty Holder.  The majority of organisations, both small and large, do not have the in-house resources to assess and tackle the threat of Legionella sufficiently, ...

     

  • Date posted: April 11, 2016

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) is one of England’s largest and busiest NHS foundation trusts, providing a full range of hospital and community services for the local population, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield.  In 2012, Clinical Managers in GI Physiology at Salford Royal Hospital (Elisa Skinner), ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    Certification Bodies will be aware that IAF Mandatory Document 17 (Referred to in this bulletin as MD17) was published in 2015; this bulletin is to update CBs regarding UKAS’ adoption of this MD.MD17 has a stated application date of 07 January 2018, since publication UKAS has been considering the most ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is to update you regarding aspects of the implementation of IAF MD5: 2015 Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems.The new version of MD5 has an application date of 9th June 2016; UKAS Assessment Teams will from now be reviewing the status of implementation and ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is to update you regarding the implementation of ISO/IEC 27006: 2015 - Information technology — Security techniques — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems.Certification Bodies offering certification to ISO/IEC 27001 will be aware that the updated version of ISO/IEC 27006 was published ...