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  • Date posted: August 13, 2013

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The objective of the European Commission (EC) Environmental Technologies Verification (ETV) pilot programme is to promote environmental technologies. This objective is to be achieved by providing technology developers, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with the opportunity to have third-party validation of the performance of innovative ...

     

  • Date posted: July 11, 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the UK’s first accreditation for retail financial products to the Fairbanking Foundation. The grant was made 4th July for the Foundation’s Fairbanking Mark following the successful completion of a 12 month pilot project. According to Antony Elliott, the CEO of The Fairbanking ...

     

  • Date posted: July 10, 2013

    UKAS Pilot Project Update – July 2013 Following the announcement of a pilot programme leading to accreditation of applicants involved in performing inspection of components supplied to new nuclear power plants or those who perform in-service inspection in existing nuclear power plants, the UKAS pilot assessments of applicants have now ...

     

  • Date posted: June 24, 2013

    Both the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Departmental Accreditation process and the Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) programme share the common aim of improving the quality of services offered to patients by assessing them against professionally devised standards. To demonstrate these aims, the BSE, UKAS and IQIPS have ...

     

  • Date posted: June 16, 2013

    The Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS organisation to become UKAS accredited under the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) programme. Accreditation has been granted by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the audiology services delivered at Aintree ...

     

  • Date posted: June 11, 2013

    In April 2012 HSE reissued HSG 264: Asbestos – The survey guide, replacing the first edition issued in 2010. Clarification from our colleagues within HSE has confirmed that the changes are very minor and, in summary, are as follows: references to the Control of Asbestos Regulations have been updated to ...

     

  • Date posted: June 10, 2013

    ISO/IEC 17065 was published in September 2012. This new standard will replace EN 45011 and ISO Guide 65 and will result in the need to implement changes within a Certification Body’s (CB) management system and processes in order to maintain UKAS accreditation in the future. The purpose of this Bulletin ...

     

  • Date posted: June 10, 2013

    The second edition of ISO/IEC 17024 was published in July 2012. This updated version includes some changes that Certification Bodies (CB) will need to implement within their management systems in order to maintain UKAS accreditation in the future. The purpose of this Bulletin is to explain the transition process that ...

     

  • Date posted: June 7, 2013

    The second edition of ISO/IEC 17020 was published in March 2012. This updated version includes some changes that Inspection Bodies (IBs) will need to implement within your management system in order to maintain their UKAS accreditation in the future. The purpose of this letter is to explain the transition process ...

     

  • Date posted: June 7, 2013

    Representatives from the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling UKAS accredited certification bodies to be formally recognised for designation as GS bodies. The purpose of this Bulletin is to explain ...