The current situation means that UKAS cannot continue assessments in their traditional form so all UKAS assessments are being evaluated to determine the best approach to ensure accreditation can be granted, maintained or renewed. The primary method will be remote assessment but under certain circumstances we will use a blended approach if it is safe and practical to do so. The amount of on-site assessment required, if any, will be determined on a case by case basis and communicated to the customer as appropriate.
We are committed to supporting our customers by continuing to provide trust and confidence in the market place through accreditation. Remote assessment allows us to protect the health and safety of both our staff and yours.
We understand that this may create some challenges for your organisation, but it is important that we protect the health and safety of our and your staff and that we continue to maintain trust and confidence in the market. Your support in enabling these actions will help to ensure both of these aims can be achieved.