» News List

  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    Malcolm Hynd, UKAS External Affairs Manager, considers in the latest edition of Public Sector Focus, how accreditation can provide confidence in goods and services in uncertain times and will assume even greater significance for trade following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. A copy of the article is available for ...

     

  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    A Europe-wide study conducted by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) has revealed that nearly 80% of products tested bearing the CE-mark through self-declaration of conformity (SDoC) did not comply with EU regulations. The survey also found that 16% of products showed safety-critical failures, resulting in a high risk ...

     

  • Date posted: May 10, 2017

    The Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiqué on the Management System Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, first issued in 2005, has been updated in April 2017 to confirm that laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 operate a recognised quality management system. A copy is available ...

     

  • Date posted: May 9, 2017

      The 18th International Metrology Congress (CIM 2017), the annual meeting about R&D and best practices for measurement in industry, will be held between 19th to 21st September 2017 in Paris. The Congress will showcase the latest developments and innovations in this area and will also discuss measurement, analysis and ...

     

  • Date posted: May 8, 2017

    June 9th 2017 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2017), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation delivers confidence in construction and the built environment. The Chairs of both organisations have released a joint statement to introduce the ...

     

  • Date posted: May 8, 2017

      Indoor Air Quality & Water Safety 2017, incorporating Combating Legionella & Water Treatment is a comprehensive conference that provides essential updates on regulation and litigation best practice and debates the challenges facing risk assessments and compliance in the UK. This year the conference will be discussing future changes in maintaining ...

     

  • Date posted: May 3, 2017

    UKAS reported on the successful peer evaluations of its accreditation services conducted in November/December 2016 in a news article published on 9th January 2017.  This confirmed that positive recommendations had been provided by the peer evaluators with respect to the following objectives: Review of the existing scope of the EA ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2017

    The UK Measurement Strategy has been launched by Lord Prior, Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  It will support the UK's regulatory environment; improve the UK's measurement skills that can increase productivity and provide the confidence to innovate or invest; and respond ...

     

  • Date posted: April 26, 2017

      The Association for Clinical Genetic Science are running a Genetics Quality and Accreditation Workshop with a focus on Quality Assessment and ISO 15189:2012. The workshop is being hosted at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ben Courtney, UKAS Accreditation Manager will be presenting at the workshop, updating delegates with ...

     

  • Date posted: April 21, 2017

    ILAC has published the latest edition of ILAC News. It has an article from the new Chair, as well as highlights of the main projects that are underway, and links to new publications endorsing accreditation from organisations including OECD and UNIDO.