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  • Date posted: January 18, 2018

    A two-day conference, organised by the SCI's Environment, Health and Safety Group and RSC’s Water Science Forum and the Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA), will showcase the recent progress of the SCA, discuss new and emerging analytical challenges, while also providing opportunities to network and share experience with colleagues throughout the industry.   ...

     

  • Date posted: January 18, 2018

    World Metrology Day, an annual event during which more than 80 countries celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives, will take place on May 20th. This date was chosen in recognition of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875, the beginning of formal international collaboration in metrology. ...

     

  • Date posted: December 20, 2017

    UKAS continues to keep in close contact with the Government departments preparing for the UK’s departure from the EU. UKAS has been reassured to know that the requirements of EU Regulation 765/2008 (the legislation that governs accreditation across the EU and which provides the basis for UKAS’ appointment as National ...

     

  • Date posted: December 20, 2017

    UKAS welcomes the Building a Safer Future Review’s interim report and is pleased to note that Dame Judith has highlighted the need to raise levels of competence, greater quality assurance and simplified regulatory guidance.  The report recognises that UKAS already supports Government in the delivery of the Building Regulations and ...

     

  • Date posted: December 14, 2017

    Please be advised that, following revision over the last 3 years, ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 has now been published by ISO. We expect BSI to publish the new standard in the next 2-3 weeks. All accredited laboratories will need to transition to this new version within 3 years.  Further details can ...

     

  • Date posted: December 4, 2017

    The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) has issued a position statement that recommends that all sleep and respiratory services should become IQIPS accredited to demonstrate compliance with professionally developed standards. The statement encourages and recommends that in 2018 all respiratory and sleep diagnostic services start to discuss service accreditation within ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2017

    UKAS welcomes the new Industrial Strategy published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. We are pleased that the Strategy recognises that close partnership working between Government and industry will be vital to meeting the key challenges to increased productivity and future prosperity. We are also pleased that the new ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2017

    Lord Lindsay, UKAS Chairman, has been appointed President of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), which works closely with UKAS to promote accreditation certification. The CQI President is a voluntary, non-executive position appointed by the CQI’s Board of Trustees in accordance with its Royal Charter. Lord Lindsay’s two-year term as CQI President ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2017

    NHS England is hosting a webinar on how to drive accreditation in your trusts. This will take place on 29 November between 12-1pm. The speakers will include Angela Douglas, Specialist Adviser, Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England. In addition, Rebecca Gibbons, Senior Assessment Manager, UKAS will provide an ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2017

    UKAS will be representing ILAC and IAF , the global accreditation associations, to present at The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party 6 in December. Working Party 6 works on Regulatory Cooperation & Standardization Policies to lower costs, facilitate trade & improve access to critical technologies, while protecting the ...