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ISO/IEC 17025 Standard Revision Update

The Draft BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is now available on the BSI website for public comment.  For the past couple of years, ISO/CASCO Working Group 44 have been busy preparing this new version of ISO/IEC 17025.This standard, first produced from EN 45001 and ISO Guide 25 back in 1999, underwent just ...Read More

Date posted: January 12, 2017

New ISO/CASCO brochure “FAQs: Competency or Management System Based Standards”

A new publication detailing FAQs relating to "Competency or Management System" based standards has been published by ISO/CASCO. ISO Technical Committees (ISO/TCs) are often asked to choose between developing requirements for a 'management system' for an organisation's activities or to develop requirements for the 'competence' of an organisation to carry out its activities.The publication assists organisations in understanding the difference between ...Read More

Date posted: January 12, 2017

New 2017 ISTA International Rules for Seed Testing

              The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) has published "updated rules" for seed testing.  The Association produces internationally agreed rules for seed sampling and testing, accredits laboratories, promotes research, provides international seed analysis certificates and training, and disseminates knowledge in seed science and technology with the aim of promoting uniformity in seed testing. This facilitates ...Read More

Date posted: January 12, 2017

The UKAS Peer Evaluation 2016

One of the benefits of accreditation is the mutual recognition of reports and certificates issued by bodies accredited by a signatory to one of the accreditation mutual recognition agreements.  This is very important to UKAS customers that operate in the global market, and therefore it is of the utmost importance that UKAS maintains its signatory status, both at European level ...Read More

Date posted: January 9, 2017

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