» Accreditation of Certification Bodies for water sampling in accordance with the Private Supply Regulations 2016 (England) and Private Supply Regulations as amended 2010 (Wales) Sampling

28 February, 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 for the purposes of complying with regulatory duties relating to the monitoring of private water supplies.  The sampling procedures will be set out in a sampling manual, the basis of which will form the ISO 17024 accredited certification scheme.

The pilot applicant is CATG Limited (CL). Assessments will take place over the coming months with grant of accreditation following successful demonstration of compliance with requirements. Further applications for accreditation for this certification activity will be accepted following the completion of the pilot programme.

UKAS and DWI would like to thank the local authorities who have already come forward to offer assistance in the certification process and would welcome assistance from any others.