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  • Date posted: November 29, 2019

    This technical bulletin affects scheme owners for all new conformity assessment schemes (CAS). UKAS has formalised its process for evaluating CAS. New CAS are usually evaluated together with an application for accreditation for a scope to include that new CAS and this will continue. However, new CAS are also evaluated ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2019

    UKAS Policy Reminder on Reporting Deviating Samples ISO/IEC 17025 requires that the condition of samples to be evaluated on receipt and that the laboratory shall consult the customer for further instruction should there be doubt over the suitability of a test item. If the customer requires the item of concern ...

     

  • Date posted: November 21, 2019

    A UKAS Schedule of Accreditation is the official and detailed statement of the scope of activities for which an accredited body (medical laboratory) is granted accreditation. UKAS offers an extension to scope service for customers who wish to add to or change their range of accredited activities. The vast majority ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2019

    At the IAF General Assembly in October 2019, two resolutions were published regarding the status of ISO 14065 (Greenhouse gases - Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition) and related standards in the field of Greenhouse Gas validation. These resolutions ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2019

    ISO/IEC 17029:2019 Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies, was published on 30th October 2019. This Technical Bulletin provides an update regarding the status of this new conformity assessment standard (CAS) and outlines UKAS’s activities towards implementation. Within the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) and ...

     

  • Date posted: November 12, 2019

    ISO 22301:2019 Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Requirements, was published on 30th October 2019. This replaces the current version of the standard, ISO 22301:2012. This Technical Bulletin provides an update regarding the transition planning and process for the new standard. At its General Assembly meeting in ...

     

  • Date posted: November 12, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies (CBs) currently transitioning to version 5 of the FSSC 22000 scheme and clarifies the necessary actions to achieve transition by FSSC’s stated deadline of 1 January 2020. The bulletin follows on from the UKAS transition letter dated 16 July 2019. As ...

     

  • Date posted: September 11, 2019

      Introduction This document outlines the UKAS assessment approach where the applicant or accredited laboratory does not directly manage all stages of the end to end process; in other words where critical parts of the pre-examination, examination/testing or post examination process are carried out by (an)other laboratory/laboratories. This includes laboratories ...

     

  • Date posted: July 23, 2019

    This bulletin has been prepared to inform interested parties that the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation reissued ILAC-G27: Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process in July 2019. The changes to this publication are not significant and have been made to update the text to correspond with the ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies and is to provide an update regarding recent changes to IAF document MD 22. IAF MD 22: 2019 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems was published on 7th May 2019 ...