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  • Date posted: May 22, 2020

    Accreditation: Improving Food Safety (#WAD2020) - June 9th 2020 World Accreditation Day, which takes place annually on 9th June, has become an important fixture in the calendar to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. It is celebrated in over 100 economies to promote and raise awareness ...

     

  • Date posted: May 19, 2020

    Introducing you to our trainer Ian Ronksley, for the ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO/IEC 17065 Awareness courses. What made you go into training? My career started with an old-fashioned 4-year engineering apprenticeship where colleagues effectively provide on the job training. In-keeping with this ethos I took up the mantle when ...

     

  • Date posted: May 15, 2020

    As one of the original accreditation bodies that founded the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) back in the late nineties, UKAS has continued to support the values and cooperation of accreditation across Europe. Established as a not-for-profit association, the EA was formally appointed by the European Commission in Regulation (EC) ...

     

  • Date posted: May 12, 2020

    Our Operations Team Leader for Healthcare Le Tran shares her experience of remote working following Covid-19 How have you as an individual adapted to working from home? It took a few weeks to adjust to the new set up but having a set workspace is important – even though it’s just ...

     

  • Date posted: May 11, 2020

    As understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop and the UK appears to have passed the peak of the virus, Government guidance has turned to outlining how the UK will emerge from lockdown and the measures that will be put in place to prevent a second peak of infections. ...

     

  • Date posted: May 6, 2020

    Introducing you to our trainer Rachel Boyer-Blanchard, for the 'Medical Laboratories ISO 15189:2012' training course  How did you get into Medical Laboratories sector? I qualified as a Biomedical Scientist in 1995 but rather than head into the NHS Diagnostic Laboratories I went to work in University Research on projects looking at developing ...

     

  • Date posted: May 5, 2020

    We are committed to safely supporting our customers during these unprecedented times so we are conducting remote assessments in place of on-site assessments until 31st July 2020.  UKAS has now hosted three webinars for ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 accredited customers to learn more about UKAS remote assessments. Hosted by Jeff ...

     

  • Date posted: May 5, 2020

    UKAS provides the accreditation process for medical laboratories and testing organisations. It is responsible for delivering a globally recognised assessment system which ensures international standards are met by individual organisations. Matt Hancock, the Secretary for Health and Social Care has said that during the Covid-19 (SARS-Cov-2) pandemic ‘good quality testing ...

     

  • Date posted: May 4, 2020

    UKAS issued an expression of interest notice for several management system standards, including ISO 41001, in January 2019. The responses showed that a small number of certification bodies were interested in accreditation to certify to this standard. However, at that time UKAS did not consider that there was sufficient interest ...

     

  • Date posted: May 1, 2020

    How to differentiate the fake from the valid During the current pandemic there is a greater demand for products and services, particularly Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and it is important that procurers are confident that what they are buying is fit for purpose and meets the necessary safety standards.  In ...