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  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    A new UKAS brochure is now available for download which provides details of how UKAS accreditation can be used as a tool across the construction sector to assure quality and provide assurance in a wide range of areas. The UK construction industry contributes nearly £90bn to the UK economy and ...

     

  • Date posted: January 29, 2018

    UKAS has welcomed the publication of an open letter to businesses from Secretary of State for Exiting the EU David Davis, Chancellor Philip Hammond, and Business Secretary Greg Clark setting out their plans for an implementation period following Brexit. The purpose of the letter is to reassure those businesses concerned ...

     

  • Date posted: January 29, 2018

    The British Academy of Audiology (BAA), British Society of Audiology (BSA) and British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) are hosting a joint collaborative audiology day at the Hilton Leeds City in Leeds on Wednesday 7th February 2018. UKAS will take part in the day to promote the value of ...

     

  • Date posted: January 24, 2018

    Paul Stennett has announced that he plans to take early retirement from his position as UKAS’s Chief Executive Officer in Autumn 2018.  Paul joined UKAS in 2003 following a distinguished career in the food industry, where he held key directorial positions at leading blue-chip companies.  Under his executive leadership, UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: January 23, 2018

    UKAS is aware of the notice to stakeholders issued recently by the European Commission on the ‘Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of industrial products’ and has received a number of enquiries about its content. UKAS believes that the paper is an accurate statement on ...

     

  • Date posted: January 18, 2018

    A two-day conference, organised by the SCI's Environment, Health and Safety Group and RSC’s Water Science Forum and the Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA), will showcase the recent progress of the SCA, discuss new and emerging analytical challenges, while also providing opportunities to network and share experience with colleagues throughout the industry.   ...

     

  • Date posted: December 20, 2017

    UKAS continues to keep in close contact with the Government departments preparing for the UK’s departure from the EU. UKAS has been reassured to know that the requirements of EU Regulation 765/2008 (the legislation that governs accreditation across the EU and which provides the basis for UKAS’ appointment as National ...

     

  • Date posted: December 20, 2017

    UKAS welcomes the Building a Safer Future Review’s interim report and is pleased to note that Dame Judith has highlighted the need to raise levels of competence, greater quality assurance and simplified regulatory guidance.  The report recognises that UKAS already supports Government in the delivery of the Building Regulations and ...

     

  • Date posted: December 14, 2017

    Please be advised that, following revision over the last 3 years, ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 has now been published by ISO. We expect BSI to publish the new standard in the next 2-3 weeks. All accredited laboratories will need to transition to this new version within 3 years.  Further details can ...

     

  • Date posted: December 4, 2017

    The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) has issued a position statement that recommends that all sleep and respiratory services should become IQIPS accredited to demonstrate compliance with professionally developed standards. The statement encourages and recommends that in 2018 all respiratory and sleep diagnostic services start to discuss service accreditation within ...