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  • Date posted: November 8, 2017

    Following discussions at the IAF Technical Committee on October 23rd and 24th 2017, and with the transition process for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 now in its final year, IAF has published a communique highlighting the need for further steps to help ensure that certified companies are encouraged to ...

     

  • Date posted: September 27, 2017

    Accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents. CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance i.e. ...

     

  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    This technical bulletin concerns the transition between IAF MD18 and ISO/IEC 20000-6. UKAS ISO/IEC 17021-1 accredited Certification Bodies for IT Service Management Systems will be aware that our assessments have included the criteria documented in IAF MD18: Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1). More recently ...

     

  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    This bulletin applies to Management Systems Certification to ISO 13485 for Medical Devices in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1. IAF MD 8 & IAF MD 9 were re-issued on 9th June 2017 with an application date of 9th June 2018. This communication identifies the steps needed to implement these new mandatory ...

     

  • Date posted: August 25, 2017

    CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance i.e. CBs must pay due cognisance to them within their accredited activities. It should also be ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2017

    Following the publication of ISO 17034:2016, UKAS is now launching its project to migrate the accreditation of Reference Material Producers (RMPs) from ISO Guide 34:2009 to ISO 17034:2016. This communication outlines UKAS’ approach to this migration and the timeframes involved.   Migration approach (Accredited bodies): UKAS will commence assessments to ...

     

  • Date posted: July 21, 2017

    Regulation (EU) 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (the eIDAS Regulation) came into force on July 1st 2017. The Regulation requires Trust Service Providers (TSPs) to gain ‘qualified status’. This involves achieving certification from an accredited certification body through an approved scheme, ...

     

  • Date posted: June 7, 2017

    ILAC has just published a new document: ILAC G27 - Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process. This document is intended to provide guidance on measurements carried out as part of an inspection activity for both inspection bodies and the accreditation bodies assessing inspection bodies. The key ...

     

  • Date posted: May 31, 2017

    The EA Certification Committee has now published its list of Frequently Asked Questions on the EA website. The FAQs originate from questions raised and answered at each EA Certification Committee meeting, the list will be updated as the answers to questions at subsequent meetings are finalised. It is important to ...

     

  • Date posted: May 11, 2017

    This technical bulletin is relevant to all Certification Bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17021-1 for Information Security Management Systems in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001. You may be aware that a new version of the ISMS standard has been published – BS EN ISO/IEC 27001: 2017. Please be aware that the ISO ...