» Media

  • Date posted: August 9, 2017

    Following the publication of ISO 17034:2016, UKAS is now launching its project to migrate the accreditation of Reference Material Producers (RMPs) from ISO Guide 34:2009 to ISO 17034:2016. This communication outlines UKAS’ approach to this migration and the timeframes involved.   Migration approach (Accredited bodies): UKAS will commence assessments to ...

     

  • Date posted: July 21, 2017

    Regulation (EU) 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (the eIDAS Regulation) came into force on July 1st 2017. The Regulation requires Trust Service Providers (TSPs) to gain ‘qualified status’. This involves achieving certification from an accredited certification body through an approved scheme, ...

     

  • Date posted: June 16, 2017

    Exova is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations.  Headquartered in Edinburgh, Exova is a global organisation with offices in 33 countries, a workforce of around 4,200 people throughout Europe, the ...

     

  • Date posted: June 8, 2017

    If you are considering applying for IQIPS accreditation, please take advantage of the wide range of pre-application support and resources that are available to you. This will ensure that your service is confident and prepared to continue the journey towards accreditation when you formally apply. Find out more

     

  • Date posted: June 7, 2017

    ILAC has just published a new document: ILAC G27 - Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process. This document is intended to provide guidance on measurements carried out as part of an inspection activity for both inspection bodies and the accreditation bodies assessing inspection bodies. The key ...

     

  • Date posted: June 7, 2017

    If you are considering applying for ISAS accreditation, please take advantage of the wide range of pre-application support and resources that are available to you. This will ensure that your service is confident and prepared to continue the journey towards accreditation when you formally apply. Find out more

     

  • Date posted: May 31, 2017

    The EA Certification Committee has now published its list of Frequently Asked Questions on the EA website. The FAQs originate from questions raised and answered at each EA Certification Committee meeting, the list will be updated as the answers to questions at subsequent meetings are finalised. It is important to ...

     

  • Date posted: May 11, 2017

    This technical bulletin is relevant to all Certification Bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17021-1 for Information Security Management Systems in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001. You may be aware that a new version of the ISMS standard has been published – BS EN ISO/IEC 27001: 2017. Please be aware that the ISO ...

     

  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    UKAS has prepared ‘the case for accreditation’ aimed at large consultancies and research organisations. The briefing note is intended to provide an introduction to support UKAS’ engagement with these organisations, so that they are in a position to understand that accreditation is a proven tool to solve the issue of delivering ...

     

  • Date posted: May 5, 2017

    The Vascular Assessment Unit (VAU) at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust diagnoses an array of blood flow disorders such as arterial narrowing and deep vein thrombosis using specialised ultrasound scans.  Operating out of a purpose built department within The Queen Alexandra Hospital, the VAU’s team of 11 staff is made up ...