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  • Date posted: June 14, 2018

    Change of Legal Entity A change of legal entity is where there is a change to the entity which is financially and legally responsible for those activities performed under UKAS accreditation. Your Assessment Manager should be notified sufficiently in advance of any such changes to the legal entity to decrease ...

     

  • Date posted: May 29, 2018

    Are you confident that your goods and services and their component parts are based on measurements taken with correctly calibrated measuring equipment? Download Who is doing your calibration work?

     

  • Date posted: May 22, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies (CBs) and concerns the actions required following publication of IAF MD 23 which was published by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) on 8th May 2018. IAF has allocated an implementation date for this document of 8th May 2019, providing a 1-year ...

     

  • Date posted: May 21, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies. A new version of IAF MD 1 - IAF Mandatory Document for the Audit and Certification of a Management System operated by a Multi-Site Organisation - was published by IAF (International Accreditation Forum) on 29 January 2018. This ...

     

  • Date posted: May 18, 2018

    A new leaflet has been produced by UKAS outlining the implications of Brexit for accreditation and conformity assessment and setting out the key objectives for the withdrawal process. The leaflet sets out the importance of: UKAS’ recognition as the National Accreditation Body continuing post-Brexit UKAS continuing as a member of ...

     

  • Date posted: May 18, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies offering accredited certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and supplements previous bulletin issued on the migration between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001. This bulletin is to clarify the status of 2 particular documents related to OH&SMS accreditation.   Publication ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2018

    Accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents. CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance i.e. ...

     

  • Date posted: March 19, 2018

    This is to clarify the UKAS position and requirements with regard to the issuing of unaccredited certificates for ISO 45001 during the migration period from OHSAS 18001. This technical bulletin follows detailed consideration of the views of various stakeholders and discussions at various forums and events. Certification Bodies holding current ...

     

  • 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 ...