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  • Date posted: February 20, 2020

    As part of our strategic priorities to improve service, we have been reviewing the Operations Team over recent months to identify ways of improving efficiency that will enable us to deliver improved service to our customers.   The review highlighted that there were improvements that could be made to the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2020

    Introducing Daniel Boyland the newest UKAS Academy Training Specialist who joined this week. Why did you choose a career with UKAS? Before joining UKAS I worked within the NHS for 14 years; developing from a support role early on, then undertaking further training onto a Biomedical Scientist within Haematology and ...

     

  • Date posted: February 18, 2020

    The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has officially launched the world's exclusive global database for accredited management system certifications, providing businesses and governments the ability to digitally validate an organization’s certification(s) to determine if a certificate is valid and if the Certification Body issuing the certificate is accredited to issue certifications ...

     

  • Date posted: February 17, 2020

    UKAS is continuing to monitor government and other external advice to assess the risks following the outbreak and rapid spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). As a result, UKAS has taken necessary precautionary measures which will impact overseas UKAS assessments and meetings due to take place in the affected areas.  Initially, UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: February 10, 2020

    Over 2.4 million organisations across the globe benefit from certification against management systems standards agreed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The most widely adopted of these is ISO 9001, the standard for quality management system requirements, the latest version of which was published in 2015. A new ...

     

  • Date posted: February 3, 2020

    Following the UK's departure from the European Union on Friday 31st January 2020, a list of the most frequently asked questions in relation to UKAS and accreditation is now available. UKAS will continue to update and augment these questions as the situation develops over the next few months.  [wpfilebase tag=fileurl ...

     

  • Date posted: January 24, 2020

    The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020 after which the UK will be in a transition period until 31 December 2020. During the transition period nothing will change; there will be no impact on the awarding of UKAS accreditation certificates. The UK Government has confirmed that ...

     

  • Date posted: January 21, 2020

    In order to comply with The Forensic Science Regulators Codes of Practice and Conduct, Sexual Assault Referral centres (SARCs) shall require accreditation by October 2023. To assist organisations in their preparations to meet this deadline UKAS is holding a one-day workshop to outline the requirements of BS EN ISO 15189:2012 ...

     

  • Date posted: December 11, 2019

    UKAS will be undertaking a Pilot Assessment Programme for the accredited certification to ISO 19650-2 ‘Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) — Information management using building information modelling — Part 2: Delivery phase of the assets’. The pilot assessment programme ...

     

  • Date posted: November 29, 2019

    There are now only 12 months to go before the completion of the largest standard transition UKAS has ever undertaken. As such we felt it would be an opportune time to update our customers and stakeholders on progress. With around 1600 organisations to transition to the new version of the ...