» 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
- UKAS Application Form (if a new applicant)
- AC2 Inspection Body Accreditation Application Form detailing scope of collision investigation activities – please refer to the following schedule
- UKAS Agreement (if a new applicant)
- Signed Pilot Terms of Reference Document
- Articles of Association or Corporation (if a new applicant)
- Application fee (if a new applicant)
- Quality Manual
- Technical Procedures covering the collision investigation activities
- Quality assurance procedures covering collision investigation activities and any supporting test equipment.
- Validation documentation
- Training and competence procedures
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.