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  • Date posted: April 3, 2018

    Accreditation can provide many benefits to the bodies holding accreditation, as well as the market place and wider society in general.  One of the benefits is in providing global confidence in conformity assessment and therefore, reducing barriers to international trade. In order for this benefit to be realised, it is ...

     

  • Date posted: April 3, 2018

    Stakeholder Engagement As the National Accreditation Body, UKAS is required to serve the interests of a broad range of stakeholders. These range from our direct customers, major purchasing organisations, large and small business, to consumers and government regulators. In order to keep in touch with the needs of these stakeholders, ...

     

  • Date posted: March 29, 2018

    Since 2013, UKAS has been undertaking assessments to enable CPA accredited medical laboratories to transition their accreditation to ISO 15189:2012.  This transition has progressed well and has resulted in many improvements to medical laboratory services; it has also presented challenges to laboratories and also to UKAS.  During the past 12 ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2018

    The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have produced a joint document that sets out a statement of outcomes that are to be expected as a result of accredited certification to all management systems standards. The intention of the document is that it promote a ...

     

  • Date posted: March 8, 2018

    UKAS was pleased to note that in her Mansion House speech on 2nd March 2018 the Prime Minister, Theresa May, recognised that following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union it was vitally important to “ensure that, as now, products need only undergo one series of approvals, in one country to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 8, 2018

    Healthcare Science week is an annual week of celebration and awareness-raising set up to educate and inspire the scientific workforce of the future, and to promote the role that scientists play in patient care and treatment. It takes place from 9-18 March alongside British Science Week.     Although scientists ...

     

  • Date posted: March 6, 2018

    UKAS has received enquiries in the past regarding accreditation to include certification for Collaborative Business Relationships (ISO 44001). This is an initial exploratory enquiry to enable UKAS to confirm if there is sufficient interest in organisations obtaining accredited certification. If you would be interested in participating in such a pilot ...

     

  • Date posted: February 28, 2018

    Following a call for expressions of interest the United Kingdom Accreditation Service is pleased to announce the commencement of a project to develop accreditation for ISO/IEC 17024, Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. The certification bodies will assess the competency of persons carrying out sampling ...

     

  • Date posted: February 21, 2018

    The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 transition timeline for UKAS customers, which is available in the UKAS Customer Area, has been revised. The key update is to state that all assessments from 1 January 2019 are to be conducted against ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (previously stated 1 June 2019). This is to reflect the timescales recently published ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2018

    UKAS will be presenting at an event organised by the Water Management Society (WMSoc) on March 22nd in London. The event will provide guidance on how to sample and decode test reports to prevent Legionnaires’ disease within various water systems. The event will cover the relevant ISO standards, as well ...