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Date posted: June 14, 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 5. IAF MD 5: 2019 Determination of Audit Time of Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems was published on 7th May 2019 ...
Date posted: June 11, 2019
The Royal College of Radiologists and The College of Radiographers have developed the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI) to help diagnostic imaging services ensure that their patients consistently receive high quality services delivered by competent staff working in safe environments. UKAS delivers and manages assessment for accreditation for the QSI on behalf of the Colleges. QSI ...
Date posted: June 9, 2019
Today marks World Accreditation Day, an initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. This year the theme focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. Supply chains provide ...
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
Updated 10 July 2019 to reflect revision of the application date 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 ...