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  • Date posted: October 8, 2020

    IQIPS Standard v2:2020 has been published. This new standard will replace IQIPS Standard v1:2012 - Improving Quality in Physiological Services. Training relating to the revised standard and transition process will be delivered to customers and assessors through live webinars in the latter quarter of 2020 and a further technical bulletin ...

     

  • Date posted: September 18, 2020

    This bulletin is applicable to all CABs accredited for BRC GS Schemes. Since the widespread Covid-19 transmission continues to have an impact on on-site certification audit arrangements, BRCGS has recently published a remote audit protocol that can be followed by Certification Bodies operating under IAF MD4 and IAF ID3 to ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2020

    This Bulletin is to inform Certification Bodies that 2 IAF Informative Documents have been revised and updated: - IAF ID 1: 2020 - IAF Informative Document for QMS and EMS Scopes of Accreditation IAF ID 4: 2020 - Market Surveillance Visits to Certified Organisations in both cases the changes are ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2020

    Assessment of ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD1:2020 This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Certification Bodies. Following the publication of ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD1:2020, this bulletin has been produced to update certification bodies and stakeholders on the UKAS assessment process and overall timelines for assessment against the amended requirements introduced ...

     

  • Date posted: June 19, 2020

    Introduction Communication has been issued to laboratories and published on the UKAS website making it clear that UKAS is currently ready and able to accept applications to include COVID-19 testing within scopes of accreditation. UKAS continues to be in regular contact with key stakeholders to ensure the service UKAS provides ...

     

  • Date posted: June 9, 2020

    This Technical Bulletin provides an accessible record of communications relating to volume scene of crime accreditation previously sent by UKAS to relevant interested parties. Updated UKAS Customer Guidance Communication for Volume Scene of Crime Accreditation - Law Enforcement (May 2020) Introduction Further to our communication in January 2020 this update ...

     

  • Date posted: June 2, 2020

    ILAC P15:05/2020 Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies has been published (May 2020) and is available from https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-policy-series/. This document provides information for use by both accreditation bodies and inspection bodies on the application of ISO/IEC 17020. This revision of ILAC P15 includes updates as a ...

     

  • Date posted: May 28, 2020

    On the 22nd April 2020, the Forensic Science Regulator published Issue 5 of the ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct for forensic science providers and practitioners in the Criminal Justice System’ FSR-C-100 (The Codes). Organisations that provide forensic science services to the Criminal Justice System can include the compliance with The ...

     

  • Date posted: May 7, 2020

    This Bulletin has been produced to ensure that accredited certification bodies providing food safety certification services are aware of the Guidance on Remote Auditing Activities published by the IAF Food Working Group Task Force on April 23th 2020. The IAF Task Force document explains which are the steps that should ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    IAF has stated in a new FAQ that all standards transitions and migrations have been extended by 6 months, the answer to FAQ 20 states “Yes, transition periods are extended for six months. The audit for transition can be done with remote audit techniques, following what has already been clarified ...