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  • Date posted: November 8, 2017

    On 9th November 2017 World Quality Day (#WQD17) will be celebrated around the world.  Initiated by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) which is a global professional body advancing the practice of quality management in all sectors, the celebration of World Quality Day is to promote a vision of a world ...

     

  • Date posted: November 7, 2017

    BMTA, a UKAS stakeholder, invites you to our Annual Asbestos Seminar held in conjunction with SGS MIS Environmental.   Seminar date: 30th November 2017, 9am – 4pm Venue: Life Science Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne Seminar cost: £100+vat (A 10% discount will be applied to three or more bookings from the ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2017

      The 2017 IAF General Assembly has approved the establishment of a database of management system certificates provided by certification bodies accredited by IAF members. The database presents a unique opportunity for organisations with accredited certificates, to be able to have their certificates in the database, presenting to the outside ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2017

    This IAF communiqué contains important information for Certification Bodies regarding the transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. IAF (the global association for developing the principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment) has passed a resolution that as of 15 March 2018, conformity assessment bodies must conduct all ISO 9001 ...

     

  • Date posted: October 17, 2017

    Call for expressions of interest to participate in the pilot accreditation programme UKAS is developing an assessment approach for the accreditation of Fire 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: October 11, 2017

    The latest Good Governance Report, the Institute of Director’s (IOD) flagship corporate governance publication which ranks the UK's largest listed companies based on their corporate governance performance, now uses accredited certification to ISO 9001 as one of the data sources. The report, which is compiled for the IoD by Cass ...

     

  • Date posted: October 11, 2017

    The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, addressed the UKAS Annual Lunch on October 10th to provide an update in the Brexit negotiations, and to confirm the Government position on UKAS’ role in supporting the UK economy. ...

     

  • Date posted: October 3, 2017

    The International Accreditation Forum, IAF, has just published its 2016 IAF Multilateral Recognition Agreement (MLA) Annual Report, which sets out the detailed activity carried out as part of the peer evaluation process to maintain the integrity and consistency of the IAF MLA. The report includes information about the structure of the ...

     

  • Date posted: September 28, 2017

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published its 2016 Survey of Management System Standard Certifications, an annual survey that counts certificates issued by certification bodies accredited by IAF Accreditation Body Members. Overall trends were positive, with 1,644,357 valid certificates reported in 2016 as opposed to 1,520,368 in 2015, marking ...

     

  • Date posted: September 13, 2017

    The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM), established by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), has recorded a series of webinars that will be of interest to laboratory medicine specialists ...