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  • Date posted: February 19, 2019

    EA, the Association of National Accreditation Bodies in Europe, has published a statement on UKAS’ member of the organization (and in turn the recognition of certificates issued under UKAS accreditation). It states that EA has revised its Articles of Association and introduced the option of a transition period, which allows ...

     

  • Date posted: February 18, 2019

    In preparation for the UK’s departure from the European Union, a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on Conformity Assessment was signed between the US and the UK on 14th February 2019 in Washington. The agreement, which was signed by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch and Deputy United States Trade Representative ...

     

  • Date posted: February 8, 2019

    The Contamination Expo Series 2019 will be taking place at Birmingham NEC on 11th & 12th September 2019. The leading contamination event in Europe will encompass seven co-located shows; Land Remediation Expo, Spill Response Expo, Clean Air Technology Expo, Hazardous Materials Expo, Wastewater Expo, Nuclear Decommissioning & Remediation Expo, and ...

     

  • Date posted: February 8, 2019

    Please note that this page includes new information from previous versions. EU ETS Phase 4 runs from 2021-2031 and will be incorporated in to the EU ETS via the Commission Implementing Regulation 2067/2018on the verification of data and on the accreditation of verifiers pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC (AVR). The associated Implementing ...

     

  • Date posted: February 4, 2019

    The theme for World Metrology Day 2019 is The International System of Units - Fundamentally better. This theme was chosen because on 16 November 2018, the General Conference on Weights and Measures agreed perhaps one of the most significant revisions to the International System of Units (the SI) since its ...

     

  • Date posted: February 4, 2019

    UKAS Customers will be aware that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019, the requirements for placing certain products on the UK and EU markets, including the arrangements for conformity assessment, marking and labelling, will change. In this context customers will want to note ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2019

    UKAS will be supporting a BMTA workshop that will look at the imminent publication of the new HSE 'The Analysts' Guide', recent changes to sentencing guidelines, duty to manage and the outcomes of Grenfell, increasingly require building owners, advisers, contractors and test houses to look at how they work together ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2019

    UKAS will be presenting at a BMTA workshop on the 14th March on the challenges of transitioning to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, providing you with the opportunity to discuss your specific interests with UKAS and the chance to network with experts from a variety of industries. The session will involve expert presentations ...

     

  • Date posted: January 29, 2019

    In the last couple of years, a number of new ISO management system standards have been published. To date, UKAS has received little or no requests for accreditation to underpin the related certification activities. As they are new standards UKAS would need to undertake a development project to confirm the ...

     

  • Date posted: January 25, 2019

    UKAS is developing an assessment approach for the accreditation of Collision Investigation at the request of the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR). Accreditation is planned to be progressed using the international standard ISO/IEC 17020 – “Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections”. This standard ...