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  • Date posted: October 22, 2020

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is pleased to announce the first police force to gain accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020 for the examination of scenes of crime. Bedfordshire Police (the legal entity under which forensic services are delivered to Bedfordshire Police, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Cambridgeshire Constabulary) have been granted accreditation ...

     

  • Date posted: October 21, 2020

    UKAS has become aware of articles and statements in the press and other forms of media suggesting that the EU will no longer recognise the validity of UKAS accreditation from the beginning of 2021 (i.e. end of the Brexit transition period), which will impact upon the acceptability of certificates and ...

     

  • Date posted: October 21, 2020

    The UKAS Engineering Inspection Technical Advisory Committee (EITAC) is a UK based, advisory, non-executive committee, established by UKAS to provide a forum for input from stakeholders with interests in UKAS activities within this sector, e.g. professional bodies, accredited organisations, end users and regulatory bodies. The purpose of the EITAC is ...

     

  • Date posted: October 14, 2020

    Many Congratulations to all at UKAS on your 25th anniversary as the United Kingdom’s Accreditation Service! Of course the history of UKAS and of NPL is deeply entwinned. The relocation of the British Calibration Service to NPL in the 1970s and the introduction of the National Testing Laboratory Accreditation Scheme ...

     

  • Date posted: October 14, 2020

    World Standards Day is celebrated annually to pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of volunteers worldwide who develop the technical agreements subsequently published as International Standards. As well as acknowledging the input of these volunteers, World Standards Day raises awareness of the importance of standardization for safety and the global ...

     

  • Date posted: October 13, 2020

    UKAS would like to thank Vince Desmond and the rest of the team at QCI for their congratulatory statement and the kind words about what we have achieved in the past 25 years.   "In the twenty-five years since UKAS was established much has changed. Tectonic shifts in geopolitical and ...

     

  • Date posted: October 13, 2020

    UKAS has been featured in the latest edition of International Food & Meat Topics to explain how food accreditation plays a vital role in maintaining health worldwide.   Accreditation in the food sector underpins quality at every stage of the supply chain from farm to fork.  From chemical and microbiological tests ...

     

  • Date posted: October 12, 2020

    I have been involved with UKAS and formerly the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) for a large part of my career and have previously been responsible for running regional diagnostic services that have been involved in accreditation of laboratories to ISO 15189. Perhaps understandably, UKAS assessments were not always looked forward ...

     

  • Date posted: October 8, 2020

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is proposing to establish a project to develop ISO 14065:2013 accreditation for organisations wishing to deliver verification against the requirements of PAS 2060: 2014 Specification for demonstration of carbon neutrality, which specifies requirements to be met by any entity seeking to demonstrate carbon neutrality through ...

     

  • Date posted: October 6, 2020

    To support the Green Homes Grant Scheme, the government has pledged £3 billion to enable the enhancement of the energy efficiency of the nation’s existing housing stock. A key consideration is the quality of products and installations that will comprise what is promised to be the biggest upgrade to housing ...