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  • Date posted: March 4, 2013

    UKAS Pilot Assessment Programme for Accreditation of Private Security Companies operating outside the UK The deadline for applications to participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme for Certification of Private Security Companies operating outside the UK expired on 24 April 2013. The names of the applicants accepted under the programme ...

     

  • Date posted: March 4, 2013

    A joint communiqué, issued by ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), IAF (International Accreditation Forum) & ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), has been published to reinforce the fact that accredited inspection bodies operate a recognised quality management system. Until now, accredited inspection bodies were often requested by their customers to undertake ...

     

  • Date posted: February 25, 2013

    The publication of PAS 2030: 2012 Edition 2 on 25 January 2013 and of MCS 023, the “bridging document” between the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) and PAS 2030 on 28 January 2013 raises a number of issues relating to accreditation of certification bodies for certification of Green Deal (GD) installation ...

     

  • Date posted: January 28, 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the UK’s first accreditation for Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) to Action for Deafness for adult hearing services to the IQIPS standards. Independent assessment and accreditation is a key part of the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) IQIPS Programme which ...

     

  • Date posted: January 21, 2013

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the first validation/verification bodies for Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) projects. The WCC was launched in July 2011 to help give credibility to woodland creation schemes which are specifically aimed at carbon sequestration. The first two bodies to be granted UKAS accreditation under ...

     

  • Date posted: January 1, 2013

    Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2050 was developed in response to broad community and industry desire for a consistent method for assessing the life cycle green house gas (GHG) emissions of goods and services. The development of the PAS was sponsored by DEFRA and the Carbon Trust. It is being used ...

     

  • Date posted: January 1, 2013

    EU ETS phase III commences January 1st 2013 and verification of emissions for 2013 will be provided by UKAS accredited verification bodies. UKAS has established the arrangements for verification bodies to apply for and achieve an extension to their accreditation for verification of emissions under the phase III requirements. UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: December 25, 2012

    The value of accredited certification as a valuable business tool has been confirmed by a survey conducted by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), of which UKAS is a principal member. The global survey received over 4,000 responses from businesses operating across a diverse range of industries in more than 40 ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2012

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the UK’s first accreditation for the identification and enumeration of birds from aerial photographs to APEM Ltd. The results of the analysis provide information on bird populations, which can form an integral part of environmental monitoring or impact assessment processes such as ...

     

  • Date posted: November 16, 2012

    The scope of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) was extended to include the accreditation of inspection bodies on 24 October 2012, at the annual ILAC/IAF meetings held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UKAS is proudly one of the thirty-nine accreditation bodies from thirty-nine economies that became inaugural signatories (www.ilac.org/ilacarrangement) ...