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  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    As part of the Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on the reform of the building safety regulatory framework. Building a Safer Future: Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system contains sections on the ...

     

  • Date posted: June 13, 2019

    The ILAC MRA 2018 Annual Report has just been published on the ILAC website. As in previous years, it provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2018 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, are ...

     

  • Date posted: June 12, 2019

    Following the resignation of the Prime Minister on 7 June, the political climate of uncertainty over when and how the UK will leave the European Union continues. However, UKAS is continuing to meet Government Departments and other relevant  authorities to ensure the needs of our customers and the importance of ...

     

  • Date posted: June 9, 2019

    Today marks World Accreditation Day, an initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. This year the theme focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. Supply chains provide ...

     

  • Date posted: June 5, 2019

    Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains (#WAD2019) - June 9th 2019 The theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, which will take place on 9th June 2019, focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. The day has become an important fixture in the calendar to ...

     

  • Date posted: May 30, 2019

    UKAS has appointed Mark Bohun as its new Commercial Director.  Mark took up this newly created position on 20th May, forming a key part of a strengthened Executive Management team at UKAS. Announcing Mark’s appointment, Matt Gantley, CEO of UKAS said:  ”UKAS’s vision is that everything that should be underpinned ...

     

  • Date posted: May 21, 2019

    UKAS are proud to be a sponsor of the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards and Networking event. TAF is a significant voice of UK business, encouraging the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations to government, industry and the wider public. The annual prestigious event ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2019

    As of Monday, World Metrology Day, the kilogram will no longer be defined by a physical object. The new definition of the kilogram is based on the Planck constant, a value observed in the natural world that is inherently stable and can be checked at any time, in any location. ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2019

    UK Quality Infrastructure (UKQI) partners: the British Standards Institution (BSI), the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) welcome the Government’s International Research and Innovation Strategy. UKQI provides the UK with the standardisation, accreditation, metrology and conformity assessment (testing, inspection and certification) that are required to support ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2019

    UKAS is delighted to be a leading sponsor of the CQI's International Quality Awards which will take place on November 27th 2019. UKAS' involvement with the awards is part of our continuing work with CQI to advocate accredited certification, and to communicate a better understanding of the role of the UK Quality Infrastructure (standards, conformity ...