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  • Date posted: April 10, 2018

    World Accreditation Day 2018 focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world. To support the day, a video has been created to help celebrate the day. The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics however show ...

     

  • Date posted: April 9, 2018

    The 2018 IAF/ILAC Mid-Term Meetings enabled accreditation bodies and certification bodies to review the transition to the 2015 ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental management system standards. There has been significant progress as the last five months of the transition period approaches, which  has been supported by the ...

     

  • Date posted: April 5, 2018

    The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), to which UKAS is a full member, and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), have entered into a new partnership as part of an ongoing strategy to strengthen collaboration for the benefit of consumers worldwide. Through this agreement, IAF and GFSI commit to developing and maintaining ...

     

  • Date posted: April 5, 2018

    As part of its series of events to uspport accredited laboratories, BMTA is hosting a seminar on the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017. All assessments will be undertaken to the new Standard from January 2019 with the scope revised to include all laboratory activities including Testing, Calibration, and Sampling. This leaves many ...

     

  • Date posted: April 5, 2018

    As part of the British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA), a UKAS Member, accredited Laboratories Meetings Series, it is organising a one day seminar involving a range of expert speakers including BEIS, BSI, BASEC, UKAS and the CBI about the potential effects Brexit will have on the whole Laboratory and Test House sector, and its impact on ...

     

  • Date posted: April 5, 2018

    European Accreditation, the organisation responsible for managing accreditation in the EU, has published its annual report. It sets out the work that is carried out to maintain and improve the Multilateral Arrangement (MLA) that underpins the acceptance of test reports, inspection reports and certificates across borders. The report also provides ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2018

    UKAS has published its gender pay gap results in line with the government’s Gender Pay Gap regulations introduced in April this year. Download a copy of the UKAS Gender Pay Gap Report 2017.

     

  • Date posted: April 3, 2018

    Accreditation can provide many benefits to the bodies holding accreditation, as well as the market place and wider society in general.  One of the benefits is in providing global confidence in conformity assessment and therefore, reducing barriers to international trade. In order for this benefit to be realised, it is ...

     

  • Date posted: April 3, 2018

    Stakeholder Engagement As the National Accreditation Body, UKAS is required to serve the interests of a broad range of stakeholders. These range from our direct customers, major purchasing organisations, large and small business, to consumers and government regulators. In order to keep in touch with the needs of these stakeholders, ...

     

  • Date posted: March 29, 2018

    Since 2013, UKAS has been undertaking assessments to enable CPA accredited medical laboratories to transition their accreditation to ISO 15189:2012.  This transition has progressed well and has resulted in many improvements to medical laboratory services; it has also presented challenges to laboratories and also to UKAS.  During the past 12 ...