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  • Date posted: August 19, 2019

    A report issued by the construction industry’s Competence Steering Group (CSG) is recommending the use of UKAS accredited certification to ensure the competence of personnel involved with High Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs). The CSG was established, under the leadership of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), to address the criticisms and ...

     

  • Date posted: August 13, 2019

    Recent events like “dieselgate” and the PIP breast implant scandal have seen an erosion of trust in self-declarations of conformity, resulting in a move towards a peer review culture.  Dating back to the 17th Century, peer review of research articles is a long established and important part of the scientific ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2019

    UKAS are pleased to be exhibiting at the CIM 2019 19th International Metrology Congress taking place in Paris on the 24th – 26th September 2019.  This event with over 1000 participants from 50 countries within the measurement technology industry aims to ‘share measurement intelligence’ with round table discussions. Trevor Thompson will be ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2019

    Notification of changes to the UKAS Schedules of Accreditation for organisations conducting Toxicology Testing Further to intelligence gathered during assessments of accredited toxicology laboratories over the last 2 years, UKAS has initiated a root and branch review of the processes and analytical methods used in laboratories undertaking Toxicology Testing. One ...

     

  • Date posted: August 6, 2019

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  • Date posted: July 30, 2019

    UKAS has accredited organisations for the capture and preservation of data from mobile devices since 2008.  This accreditation is conducted by assessment using ISO/IEC 17025 and ILAC G19 and in line with the FSR’s codes of practice and conduct.  Due to the design and functionality of mobile devices at the ...

     

  • Date posted: July 25, 2019

    ILAC have issued a snapshot of the 2018 annual report. UKAS are a member of the ILAC MRA, which supports international trade by promoting international confidence and acceptance of accredited testing and inspection reports and proficiency testing programs. This provides assurance to the market that UKAS accredited services worthy of ...

     

  • Date posted: July 9, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is establishing a project for the accreditation of the certification of Collaborative Business Relationships (ISO 44001). Following a call for expressions of interest, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations will participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme: DNV GL Business Assurance UK ...

     

  • Date posted: July 4, 2019

    The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) & the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (BSCN) have released an official joint position statement regarding IQIPS accreditation for Neurophysiology services. The statement reinforces their strong endorsement of UKAS accreditation and encourages all Neurophysiology services to begin their journey to accreditation. It also includes ...

     

  • Date posted: July 3, 2019

    The new IQIPS Standard, which has been developed by the physiology community, is available in draft for wider consultation. It is a requirement that any standard is revised after a period of 4-5 years and the Accreditation Clinical Advisory Group (ACAG), has been working on the revision of the current IQIPS ...