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  • Date posted: November 8, 2017

    Following discussions at the IAF Technical Committee on October 23rd and 24th 2017, and with the transition process for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 now in its final year, IAF has published a communique highlighting the need for further steps to help ensure that certified companies are encouraged to ...

     

  • Date posted: November 2, 2017

        Ricardo plc is a global engineering and environmental consultancy, specialising in the transport and energy sectors.  The combination of two EU directives make it mandatory for organisations assessing the interoperability and safety of rail systems within the European rail sector to be accredited by a recognised national accreditation ...

     

  • Date posted: September 27, 2017

    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: September 18, 2017

    UKAS, in conjunction with the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and NHS England, is developing a new accreditation scheme for Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering services, to be known as MPACE. An introduction to the scheme and the progress that has been made with the project so far is ...

     

  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    This technical bulletin concerns the transition between IAF MD18 and ISO/IEC 20000-6. UKAS ISO/IEC 17021-1 accredited Certification Bodies for IT Service Management Systems will be aware that our assessments have included the criteria documented in IAF MD18: Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1). More recently ...

     

  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    This bulletin applies to Management Systems Certification to ISO 13485 for Medical Devices in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1. IAF MD 8 & IAF MD 9 were re-issued on 9th June 2017 with an application date of 9th June 2018. This communication identifies the steps needed to implement these new mandatory ...

     

  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    All customers currently accredited against the CPA POCT Standards will now undergo a transition to UKAS accreditation against ISO 22870:2006 Point-of-care testing (POCT) – Requirements for quality and competence. This transition is running alongside the ISO 15189:2012 transition.  Download this guide to find out more.

     

  • Date posted: August 25, 2017

    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. CBs must pay due cognisance to them within their accredited activities. It should also be ...

     

  • Date posted: August 21, 2017

    Accurate, reliable measurements are the cornerstone of industries and societies across the globe.  To ensure that measuring devices give accurate readings they should be properly calibrated as part of a robust quality control system.  The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) recommends using organisations accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for any calibration ...

     

  • 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 ...