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  • Date posted: November 11, 2011

    The first pilot assessment by UKAS of an inspection body involved in inspection of fairground and amusement park devices is now under way. A pre- assessment of Jacobs Engineering (UK) Ltd, Ashton Lane, Manchester was conducted by UKAS recently, where Jacobs’ readiness to proceed to the initial assessment stage was ...

     

  • Date posted: October 21, 2011

    The UK’s first accreditation for plant health inspection has been granted by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA). The achievement has put FERA in the unique position of being accredited by UKAS for both plant health inspection and plant health diagnostics. Upon receiving ...

     

  • Date posted: August 25, 2011

    Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA) has become the first certification body to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for ISO 28000 certification. ISO 28000 (Specification for security management systems for the supply chain) has been developed by ISO in response to demand from industry for a ...

     

  • Date posted: August 16, 2011

    Notification of project commencement This statement is in response to an open letter from Lord Henley (Parliamentary Under-Secretary) and Mark Prisk MP (Minister for Business and Enterprise) regarding the Government’s intentions to review waste policies. The British Standards Institution (BSI) have engaged with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills ...

     

  • Date posted: July 22, 2011

    Hymetrics Ltd has become the first organisation in the UK to be granted UKAS accreditation for the open channel flow calibration of weirs and flumes. Under the standard ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 the hydraulics facility at Hymetrics Ltd is now accredited for flow calibration services undertaken in its laboratory in Oxfordshire. ...

     

  • Date posted: July 15, 2011

    KPMG Audit plc has become the first organisation to have the CESG certification scheme for telecommunications service providers accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). CESG, the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance announced its scheme, now known as CESG Assured Service Telecoms Scheme, in 2010. The scheme ...

     

  • Date posted: June 24, 2011

    The deadline for registering interest to participate in a pilot assessment programme leading to successful applicants being accredited for inspection of components supplied to nuclear plants, expired on 15 June. We have received 20 expressions of interest from organisations wishing to participate in the pilot programme. Since the announcement inviting ...

     

  • Date posted: June 12, 2011

    The deadline for applications to participate in the UKAS programme for the accreditation of certification bodies to certify Green Deal Advisors and Installers expired on 30 September 2011. UKAS received 33 applications from organisations who wish to participate in the pilot programme and all 33 applicants will have the opportunity ...

     

  • Date posted: June 3, 2011

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is establishing the Green Deal energy efficiency framework aimed at revolutionising the energy efficiency of British properties. The Green Deal will enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost, and ...

     

  • Date posted: June 3, 2011

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is establishing the Green Deal energy efficiency framework aimed at revolutionising the energy efficiency of British properties. The Green Deal will enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost, and ...