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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Publication

Link to National accreditation logo and symbols: conditions for use

UKAS publications

GEN 1 General Principles for the Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (Edition 3, January 2021)
GEN 4 UKAS Policy and General Guidance on the Implementation and Management of Flexible Scopes of Accreditation (Edition 1, October 2019)
TPS 68 UKAS Policy on Accreditation of Infrequently Performed Conformity Assessment Activities (Edition 2, June 2020)
TPS 73 UKAS Policy on Accreditation and Conformity Assessment During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Edition 2, January 2021)

Relevant European and international publication

EA-2/13 M: 2019 EA Cross Border Accreditation Policy and Procedure for Cross Border Cooperation Between EA Members (replaces EA-2/13 M: 2012) - Implementation date May 2020
EA-2/15 M: 2019 EA Requirements for the Accreditation of Flexible Scopes (replaces EA-2/15 M: 2008) - Implementation date 16 April 2020

For all available EA / ILAC publications please see the publications pages of their websites.

Guidance in interpreting the standard has been published under international agreements and adopted by UKAS. UKAS has also published or adopted other publications concerned with specialised aspects of inspection. Even if a publication is applicable to only part of an inspection body’s activities, compliance with the requirements in the publication is still mandatory. Inspection bodies (including applicant IBs) and assessors/auditors must read the UKAS Publications List (M4) , which can be accessed via the Publications home page, to check for publications with which they have to comply.