» Re-use of UEEE and WEEE certification to PAS 141 Call for expressions of interest

06 May, 2011

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) previously commissioned BSI to develop a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for waste electrical and electronic equipment, the first in the European Union, and this is now available. PAS 141 provides requirements for those involved in reuse to help minimise the impact of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment and to assure consumers that any reuse electrical and electronic equipment is fit for purpose both in terms of safety and function.

In anticipation of the publication in June 2011 of a certification scheme for the PAS, UKAS is inviting expressions of interest from UK based certification bodies to participate in a pilot programme for accredited certification to PAS 141. The certification scheme is presently being drafted by Certification & Assurance Ltd (a TRL sister company) and a broad range of industry stakeholders. The pilot will provide the opportunity for certification bodies to achieve accreditation for certification to the PAS.

Expressions of interest should be sent to info@ukas.com marked for the attention of Nicola Campbell and should arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 3 June 2011. On receipt of expressions of interest, UKAS will provide further information on the application process for inclusion in the pilot, including details of a meeting for interested parties expected to be held in July. It is anticipated that assessments of applicants, including witnessing of certification audits, will take place between August and November following publication of the certification scheme.

Further information can be obtained from David Hayward (david.hayward@ukas).com