» UKAS Collision Investigation – Application for Pilot Programme

21 November, 2019

UKAS will be undertaking a Pilot Assessment Programme for the accreditation of collision investigation activities (highlighted in black in the following link). The pilot assessment programme will carry out assessments against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 – “Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections”. The technical assessment will also take into consideration the requirements of ILAC G19 – Modules in a Forensic Science Process, Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct and the principles of UKAS document RG201 – Accreditation of Bodies Carrying out Scene of Crime Examination.

UKAS is expecting a single application from policing through the NPCC Specialist Capability Programme arrangements. If there are any other organisations wishing to participate in the pilot programme, please can you contact David Compton (david.compton@ukas.com). All participants will need to submit a signed Pilot Terms of Reference form and the following supporting documentation to DevelopmentEnquiries@ukas.com by the 29th February 2020.

The objective of the collision investigation pilot programme is to confirm the applicability of the relevant standards, identify any areas which need further guidance and finally to establish a proportionate and robust assessment approach. The milestone for the pilot programme are detailed in the Terms of Reference document.