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  • Date posted: August 6, 2020

    UKAS Accreditation recognised in report on culture change in the construction sector The Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG), led by Dame Judith Hackitt, has issued its second report on the progress of culture change in the construction sector. The ISSG was formed by government in the wake of the Grenfell ...

     

  • Date posted: July 29, 2020

    In 1967, The British Calibration Service (that would evolve into UKAS) approached AMETEK Land to be part of a consultation to develop a standard for non-contact temperature measurement.  AMETEK Land’s technical director was invited to sit on the technical panel whilst this standard was established. Two years later in 1970, ...

     

  • Date posted: July 29, 2020

    UKAS and FSA will be holding a virtual (via MS Teams) “round table” event on August 18th 2020 10am - 1pm to discuss the FSA’s approval process of CBD Products with laboratories, proficiency scheme providers, certified reference material providers, government departments and agencies, CBD producers and stakeholders. In February 2020 ...

     

  • Date posted: July 29, 2020

    In the last couple of years UKAS has received a few requests for accreditation to underpin the certification of a sector specific management system in the Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries (ISO 29001:2020). As UKAS has not accredited this conformity assessment activity before, it will need to undertake a ...

     

  • Date posted: July 27, 2020

    Background Laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2012 or ISO/IEC 17025:2017 can apply to include COVID-19 testing in their accreditation, using the AC COV form. It is acknowledged that to increase the national testing capacity, it may be necessary for non-clinical laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 to be utilised. UKAS believes that ...

     

  • Date posted: July 23, 2020

    UKAS has welcomed the publication of the draft Building Safety Bill. The draft Bill sets out proposals for changes to the legal framework for building safety overall, but particularly for higher risk buildings, such as residential buildings of 18 metres or more. The draft Bill is the Government’s response to ...

     

  • Date posted: July 16, 2020

    Latest Update - Posted 16/07/20 We are all aware of the restrictions that the Coronavirus pandemic continues to place on our businesses and personal lives. Like most organisations, UKAS has put a number of response measures into place in order to ensure business continuity whilst keeping our employees and customers ...

     

  • Date posted: July 14, 2020

      We are all aware of the restrictions that the Coronavirus pandemic continues to place on our businesses and personal lives. Like most businesses, UKAS has put a number of response measures into place in order to ensure business continuity whilst keeping our employees and customers safe. From the outset ...

     

  • Date posted: June 23, 2020

      Access to safe and nutritious food and water is one of the essential requirements for maintaining health and well-being of people around the world.  Accredited conformity assessment activities play a pivotal role in improving food safety, by contributing to the prevention and treatment of the adverse effects of unsafe ...

     

  • Date posted: June 18, 2020

      Alan Webb Training Specialist with the UKAS Training Academy What is a ‘normal’ day like for you? My normal day begins with a review of my inbox as this helps me to highlight any issues and the strategy required to progress development and operational work within UKAS. I then ...