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  • Date posted: June 18, 2018

    UKAS is very proud to be a signatory to the European cooperation for Accreditation Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA), and fully recognises the importance of this to our customers when operating in the international market.  It is therefore our policy to ensure that the scope of our MLA covers all activities, ...

     

  • Date posted: June 11, 2018

    AIRMIC, the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce, has published a white paper on the value that standards and accredited conformity assessment can play in the management of risk. The report states that there is plenty of evidence that organisations perform better when they adopt voluntary quality ...

     

  • Date posted: June 8, 2018

    Check out all the latest news from the global accreditation organisation IAF ahead of World Accreditation Day 2018 on 9 June 2018. It contains articles on the latest developments from IAF, the regional accreditation groups, and developments from individual accreditation bodies around the world.     

     

  • Date posted: June 5, 2018

    9 June 2018 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world. The expectation of safe workplaces, ...

     

  • Date posted: June 4, 2018

    Following the recently published ILAC MRA 2017 Annual Report, please find a visual snapshot of the key statistics for the last year. Link to the full MRA 2017 Annual report is available here Other useful links: Public Sector Assurance http://www.publicsectorassurance.org Business Benefits http://www.business-benefits.org      

     

  • Date posted: May 30, 2018

    UKAS has now accredited its 60th organisation against the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) standard.  The Outside Clinic has been granted accreditation for its adult audiology services, making it the first solely domiciliary service provider to be awarded UKAS accreditation for IQIPS. Launched by the Royal College of Physicians ...

     

  • Date posted: May 24, 2018

    Following the initial expression of interest call (see below) for organisations/individuals undertaking a review of complete forensic casework, UKAS held a meeting with interested parties in June 2017 who carried out defence work in the DNA/Body fluid area. The meeting was designed to stimulate participation in a pilot study to ...

     

  • Date posted: May 21, 2018

    The ILAC MRA 2017 Annual Report has just been published on the ILAC website. As in previous years, it provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2017 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, are ...

     

  • Date posted: May 18, 2018

      UKAS will be exhibiting at the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition on Tuesday 26th June in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, to promote the value of accreditation for testing and calibration laboratories.   UKAS will be meeting players from industries such as Biotech, Chemical, Energy & Environment, Food ...

     

  • 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 ...