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  • Date posted: May 7, 2019

    Note: This supersedes the 6 June 2014 Technical Bulletin - Guidance on Water Matrices Definitions for Sampling and Testing to ISO/IEC 17025. It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: April 26, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is to clarify two issues regarding ISO/IEC 20000-1: Information Technology – Service Management – Part 1: Service Management Systems Requirements.   Transition Timescales UKAS has previously stated a 2-year transition period for transitions to ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2018, this was determined by UKAS at the time of the ...

     

  • Date posted: April 23, 2019

    This bulletin is for all Conformity Assessment Bodies offering certification under the Railway Interoperability Directive. As you may be aware, the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) has been monitoring the consistency of the assurance mechanism implemented across all European Member States for the delivery of conformity assessment in compliance ...

     

  • Date posted: February 18, 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 11. IAF MD 11 – Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audit of Integrated Management Systems issue 2 was published on 17 January 2019 with an ...

     

  • Date posted: January 29, 2019

    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: January 23, 2019

    This Technical Bulletin is to update certification bodies regarding the development of ISO Standards in preparation for the implementation of ISO 19443: third party certification of QMS when supplying products and services important to nuclear safety. Relevant ISO documents. ISO 19443:2018 Quality management systems - Specific requirements for the application ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2018

    At the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Technical Committee meeting in Singapore, the following Resolution was agreed and published: - “IAF Resolution 2018-13 – (Agenda Item 9) Non-Accredited Product Certification where the CAB is accredited for the same scope - The General Assembly acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee ...

     

  • Date posted: November 19, 2018

    On 16th November 2018, a meeting was held at the BIPM (International Bureau of Weights and Measures) in Sevres, France where fundamental changes were agreed to the International System of Units (SI). These changes will come into force on 20 May 2019, exactly 144 years since the date of the ...

     

  • Date posted: September 18, 2018

    This Technical Bulletin provides an update to recent communications regarding NACE 1.1 to NACE 2 scoping reconciliation and integration of the various ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 schedules into single schedules, including the Technical Bulletins below; QMS and EMS Certification – Transition from NACE 1 to NACE 2 (5 February 2018) The ...

     

  • Date posted: August 24, 2018

    Following discussions with Certification Bodies (CBs) and other stakeholders, UKAS has been developing a new format of accreditation schedule to present the accredited scope of management systems CBs under ISO/IEC 17021-1. The aim of the new format is to provide a single accreditation schedule that will specify each of the ...