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  • Date posted: July 8, 2020

      Jet-Care International provides a comprehensive range of laboratory analysis services to the aviation, marine and industrial market sectors. Their services include analysis of oil, hydraulic fluid, fuel, grease, coolant, transformer oil, fuel, debris and filters, leading to the identification of potential problems with engines, gearboxes, critical control systems, generators and ...

     

  • Date posted: July 3, 2020

    John Ringrow Senior Assessment Manager John started his career in a private scientific consultancy and then spent many years working on the technical side and in management within NHS laboratories. John worked for Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd for a number of years before joining UKAS in 2013. His career ...

     

  • Date posted: July 1, 2020

    Since its formation in 1986, STS has established itself as an independent Certification Body in the UK. UKAS accredited for over a decade, against ISO/IEC 17065 to provide certification against the BRCGS Global Standards for Food and Storage & Distribution, STS has recently extended its scope of accreditation to include ...

     

  • Date posted: June 23, 2020

      Access to safe and nutritious food and water is one of the essential requirements for maintaining health and well-being of people around the world.  Accredited conformity assessment activities play a pivotal role in improving food safety, by contributing to the prevention and treatment of the adverse effects of unsafe ...

     

  • Date posted: June 11, 2020

    Introducing you to our trainer Trevor Thompson, for the ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 Awareness course and ISO 17025 Conformity Challenges - Hotspots Workshop.   Tell us about your career at UKAS I started my career in Accreditation with the first National Testing Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (NATLAS) in 1981, having been one of ...

     

  • Date posted: June 3, 2020

    Introducing you to our trainer Kevin Belson, for the ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO/IEC 17065 Awareness courses. What is a ‘normal’ day like for you? My days are very varied which keeps life interesting. I may be dealing with specific technical queries, writing or reviewing documents and articles, meeting with ...

     

  • Date posted: May 13, 2020

    The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic meant organisations had to quickly adapt their ‘normal’ working practices to fit in with government guidelines on social distancing.  Recognising that many accredited organisations needed to maintain their accreditation for legal, practical or business reasons during the lockdown, UKAS quickly brought forward its plan ...

     

  • Date posted: May 12, 2020

    Our Operations Team Leader for Healthcare Le Tran shares her experience of remote working following Covid-19 How have you as an individual adapted to working from home? It took a few weeks to adjust to the new set up but having a set workspace is important – even though it’s just ...

     

  • Date posted: May 6, 2020

    Introducing you to our trainer Rachel Boyer-Blanchard, for the 'Medical Laboratories ISO 15189:2012' training course  How did you get into Medical Laboratories sector? I qualified as a Biomedical Scientist in 1995 but rather than head into the NHS Diagnostic Laboratories I went to work in University Research on projects looking at developing ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    Our Training Specialist Dan's experience of remote working following Covid-19   How have you as an individual managed working from home during Covid-19? I’ve been privileged to work as an Assessment Manager for UKAS since 2018 so part of my role has always been “remote”. This has prepared me for ...