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Accreditation of Certification Bodies for ISO 17024 - Personnel Certification for water sampling in accordance with the Private Supply Regulations 2016 (England) and Private Supply Regulations as amended 2010 (Wales) Sampling

UKAS has established a project to develop accreditation for ISO/IEC 17024, Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. The certification body will assess the competency of samplers for the purposes of complying with regulatory duties relating to the monitoring of private water supplies.  The sampling procedures will be set out in a sampling manual, the basis of which will form the requirements for the certification scheme.

UKAS is running a pilot programme for those organisations that expressed interest.

The pilot programme will consist of the following key stages:

  • August 2017 (Date to be announced) Consultation meeting at the UKAS offices with those who expressed interest to participate in the pilot including key stakeholders to discuss the objectives and terms of the pilot
  • Deadline 30 October 2017 Applications for accreditation
  • October 2017- July 2018 Planning and assessment of pilot applicants
  • 30 September 2018 Announcement of first tranche of accreditations

The pilot applicant is CATG Limited (CL). Assessments will take place over the coming months with grant of accreditation following successful demonstration of compliance with requirements.