» ISO/IEC 17020 Revised

01 March, 2012

The standard that is used to assess the competence of Inspections Bodies, ISO/IEC 17020 has been revised. The new version ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 Conformity assessment — Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection was published by ISO on 1 March 2012. UKAS will announce the transition arrangements on the UKAS website in due course and will also communicate these directly to inspection bodies. It is anticipated that UKAS will follow the transition timescales set by ILAC and, whilst these have yet to be confirmed, it is expected that a period of up to 3 years could be allowed.