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  • Date posted: June 17, 2010

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the first accreditations for assessing greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services. Four verification bodies have been awarded UKAS accreditation against the requirements of Publicly Available Specification 2050, the product carbon footprinting standard published by BSI, and sponsored by the Carbon Trust ...

     

  • Date posted: June 17, 2010

    The first accreditations have been granted for wastewater sampling and testing by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). This is the result of two years of work with the Environment Agency developing a framework for accreditation under the Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS). Eighteen applicants have now been accredited to undertake ...

     

  • Date posted: May 17, 2010

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), ensuring the welfare of British racing dogs. Ahead of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations, which came into place in April 2010, GBGB was accredited to EN45011 (product certification). The GBGB has been in discussions ...

     

  • Date posted: April 27, 2010

    The Metropolitan Police Service has become the first police force in England and Wales to gain UKAS accreditation. Under ISO/IEC 17025:2005 the force is now accredited for forensic activities undertaken in the Evidence Recovery Unit laboratory in Elephant and Castle, London. The move follows a recommendation last year by the ...

     

  • Date posted: April 23, 2010

    BMC to CMC - A change in terminology from Best Measurement Capability to Calibration and Measurement Capability The measurement capabilities provided by UKAS calibration laboratories have in the past been described by the Best Measurement Capability (BMC) which expresses the lowest uncertainty of measurement that could be achieved during a ...

     

  • Date posted: March 25, 2010

    A UKAS Pre Election Briefing note has been circulated to the leading figures in all three main political parties. The briefing sets out the benefits of UKAS accreditation and suggests a number of areas in which accreditation could do more to support Government policy delivery. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=86 linktext='UKAS Pre ...

     

  • Date posted: March 4, 2010

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL INSPECTION BODIES ACCREDITED BY UKAS: SURVEYING FOR ASBESTOS IN PREMISES. Implementation of HSG264 – Asbestos: The Survey Guide (2010) In January 2010 the HSE formally published HSG264 ‘Asbestos: The survey guide’. This document replaces and expands upon MDHS100, ‘Surveying, sampling and assessment of asbestos containing materials’. ...

     

  • Date posted: March 2, 2010

    A guide to selecting competent bodies to perform stack emissions monitoring has been published by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Aimed at anyone with a permit from the Environment Agency under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, Stack Emissions Monitoring – Who Can You Trust? sets out simply and quickly the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 15, 2010

    The UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance in HMG (CESG) is planning a certification scheme for telecommunication service providers, the CESG Standard Security Certification Scheme (the “Scheme”). This is part of the development of the Security Standards for the Public Sector Network (PSN). The Scheme is intended to provide ...

     

  • Date posted: December 21, 2009

    Accreditation has a key role to play in driving standards in healthcare, concluded the 2009 Think Tank hosted by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. The event, which was the first to concentrate on a single area of accreditation, follows growing UKAS involvement in the healthcare sector. Four keynote speakers presented ...