Inspection Body Accreditation

UKAS Publications

TPS 41 UKAS Policy on Metrological Traceability (Edition 6, December 2022)
TPS 47 UKAS policy on participation in proficiency testing (Edition 5, January 2023)
TPS 53 Management system requirements of laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189) and inspection bodies (ISO/IEC 17020) - Statements for use on test, examination, calibration and inspection reports/certificates (Edition 3, December 2021)

Inspection Recommendation and Guidance Publications

RG 0 Guidelines on the competence of personnel undertaking engineering inspections (Edition 3, December 2018)
RG 1 Accreditation for in-service inspection of power presses and other specified machines and their safeguarding systems (Edition 5, May 2023)
RG 2 Accreditation for In-Service Inspection of Pressure Systems/Equipment (Edition 5, December 2018)
RG 3 Accreditation for in-service inspection of transportable pressure receptacles (TPRs) (Edition 5, May 2023)
RG 4 Accreditation for the inspection of Local Exhaust Ventilating (LEV) plant (Edition 5, May 2023)
RG 6 Accreditation for In-Service Inspection of Lifting Equipment (Edition 4, November 2019)
RG 8 Accreditation of Bodies Surveying for Asbestos in Premises (Edition 5, September 2021)
RG 9 Accreditation of Bodies Undertaking Legionella Risk Assessment Activities (Edition 4, March 2022)
RG 101 Accreditation for the Inspection of Electrical Equipment and Installations in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Edition 2, April 2019)
RG 102 Accreditation for the Inspection of Non-Public High Voltage Electrical Systems (Edition 2, November 2019)
RG 105 Accreditation for the Inspection of Low Voltage Electrical Installations and Associated Electrical Equipment (Edition 2, April 2019)
RG 201 Accreditation of bodies carrying out incident scene examination (Edition 3, March 2023)

Relevant European and International Publications

ILAC-P9:06/2014 ILAC Policy for Participation in Proficiency Testing Activities (relevant for some inspection activities)
ILAC-P10:07/2020 ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results
ILAC-P15:05/2020 Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies
ILAC-G19:06/2022 Modules in a Forensic Science Process
ILAC-G27:07/2019 Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process

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.