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 ...
Date posted: January 31, 2018
This brochure provides information about how UKAS accreditation can be used as a tool across the construction sector to assure quality and provide assurance in a wide range of areas. With an increasing need for smart, clean and safe construction, UKAS accreditation supports the construction sector by providing a way to ...
Date posted: January 25, 2018
Following the publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, this bulletin has been produced to update laboratories and stakeholders on the UKAS transition process and overall timelines for transition of laboratory accreditation to this new version of the standard. Timeline: Date Milestone/Activity 30 November 2017 ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 issued December 2017 to February ...
Date posted: December 6, 2017
On the 13th October 2017, the Forensic Science Regulator published Version 4 of the ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct for forensic science providers and practitioners in the Criminal Justice System’ (The Codes). Organisations that provide forensic science services to the Criminal Justice System can include the compliance with The Codes ...
Date posted: December 1, 2017
Following the publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO has published a brochure to set out the key differences in the standard. A copy of the brochure can be downloaded here.
Date posted: November 28, 2017
In March 2017 UKAS issued communication to all accredited laboratories involved in Legionella testing of waters (appended). The letter set out the expectations for the reporting of results in the volume tested. The letter made specific reference to excluding the extrapolation of counts to give a result in a litre ...