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  • Date posted: November 29, 2019

    There are now only 12 months to go before the completion of the largest standard transition UKAS has ever undertaken. As such we felt it would be an opportune time to update our customers and stakeholders on progress. With around 1600 organisations to transition to the new version of the ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2019

    We will soon be launching electronic certificates of accreditation on Monday 9th December 2019. This initiative stems from our strategic priorities and marks the start of the modernisation and improvement of our online services for both customers and stakeholders. UKAS accreditation certificates are about to become much more visible as ...

     

  • Date posted: November 25, 2019

    UKAS is an active partner in the EMPIR Examples of Measurement Uncertainty Evaluation Project 17NRM05. Known as EMUE, this project aims to promote the harmonized evaluation of measurement uncertainty according to internationally recognized standards and guides across a broad range of measurement disciplines. The overall objective is to provide a ...

     

  • Date posted: November 21, 2019

    UKAS will be undertaking a Pilot Assessment Programme for the accreditation of collision investigation activities (highlighted in black in the following link). The pilot assessment programme will carry out assessments against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 – “Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2019

    The British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) will be holding their 51st Annual Scientific Meeting in Harrogate on 10th - 12th December 2019.  For this year's meeting there are several special education streams running alongside the main programme, delegates attending Ultrasound 2019 on the respective dates are able to attend these sessions free of ...

     

  • Date posted: November 15, 2019

    Ever since Alan Turing posed the question of whether machines can think back in the 1950s, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been billed as potentially one of the most significant and pervasive general-purpose technologies, sitting alongside the likes of electrification, the internal combustion engine and computing.  The exponentially increasing rate of ...

     

  • Date posted: November 14, 2019

    We are excited to announce that from Monday 9th December 2019, UKAS will be transferring to electronic certificates of accreditation. This initiative stems from our strategic priorities and marks the start of the modernisation and improvement of our online services for both customers and stakeholders. UKAS has teamed up with ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2019

    ISO/IEC 17029  - Conformity assessment – General requirements for verification and validation bodies was published on 30 October. The new standard contains general principles and requirements for the impartial, competent and consistent provision of validation and verification activities by validation and verification bodies. The standard is applicable to validation and verification ...

     

  • Date posted: October 30, 2019

    The role of Proficiency Testing Providers (PTPs) is an important part of conformity assessment and of the Quality Infrastructure.  The services they provide are vital in helping laboratories and, where applicable, inspection bodies demonstrate the validity of the results that they produce.  In recognition of this, accreditation bodies started to ...

     

  • Date posted: October 25, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the first accreditations to BS 70000:2017 under the new Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE) accreditation scheme.  Following successful completion of the two year pilot assessment project, the first UKAS accreditations for MPACE have been awarded to The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation ...