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  • Date posted: March 9, 2020

    UKAS is to undertake a Pilot Assessment Programme for accredited certification to ISO 19443:2018 ‘Quality management systems – Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by organizations in the supply chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services important to nuclear safety (ITNS)’. The assessments will be ...

     

  • Date posted: March 5, 2020

    UKAS is delighted to announce that the mutual recognition arrangement (MLA) it has signed with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) covering certification of management system standards has been extended to include ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety management systems.  As a consequence, UKAS accredited certification bodies providing an ISO ...

     

  • Date posted: March 3, 2020

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became part of UK law from 25 May 2018.  The Regulation contains provisions and requirements pertaining to the processing of personal data. Articles 42 and 43 of the GDPR provide for GDPR certification as a voluntary mechanism for verifying and demonstrating compliance. UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: February 28, 2020

    Just as the internet was the foundation of the third industrial revolution, blockchain is one of the emerging technologies leading the development of Industry 4.0.  Originally conceived and developed as the technology platform behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain is capable of bringing considerable efficiency and assurance gains across a wide range of ...

     

  • Date posted: February 20, 2020

    As part of our strategic priorities to improve service, we have been reviewing the Operations Team over recent months to identify ways of improving efficiency that will enable us to deliver improved service to our customers.   The review highlighted that there were improvements that could be made to the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2020

    Introducing Daniel Boyland the newest UKAS Academy Training Specialist who joined this week. Why did you choose a career with UKAS? Before joining UKAS I worked within the NHS for 14 years; developing from a support role early on, then undertaking further training onto a Biomedical Scientist within Haematology and ...

     

  • Date posted: February 18, 2020

    The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has officially launched the world's exclusive global database for accredited management system certifications, providing businesses and governments the ability to digitally validate an organization’s certification(s) to determine if a certificate is valid and if the Certification Body issuing the certificate is accredited to issue certifications ...

     

  • Date posted: February 10, 2020

    Over 2.4 million organisations across the globe benefit from certification against management systems standards agreed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The most widely adopted of these is ISO 9001, the standard for quality management system requirements, the latest version of which was published in 2015. A new ...

     

  • Date posted: February 3, 2020

    Following the UK's departure from the European Union on Friday 31st January 2020, a list of the most frequently asked questions in relation to UKAS and accreditation is now available. UKAS will continue to update and augment these questions as the situation develops over the next few months.  [wpfilebase tag=fileurl ...

     

  • Date posted: January 24, 2020

    The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020 after which the UK will be in a transition period until 31 December 2020. During the transition period nothing will change; there will be no impact on the awarding of UKAS accreditation certificates. The UK Government has confirmed that ...