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  • Date posted: February 21, 2020

    Governance requirements through Section 22a/23 agreements With the continued expansion of collaboration arrangements between police forces under a Section 22a or Section 23 agreement to include other scientific activities and the development of potential new arrangements between Police and Fire services, UKAS has revisited the general principles of the agreements ...

     

  • Date posted: January 30, 2020

    This Bulletin has been produced to ensure that certification bodies that provide Medical Device QMS (MDMS) certification services are aware of the change to IAF MD 8 and of the impact it will have upon them. This IAF document is aimed at Accreditation Bodies and the requirements that they need ...

     

  • Date posted: January 30, 2020

    Following discussions at the IAF Technical Committee, and with the migration process for ISO 45001:2018 now in its closing stages, IAF has confirmed the following to be observed by certification organisations. The end date for the migration period is 31 March 2021 (last day of the month) in accordance with ...

     

  • Date posted: January 3, 2020

    IAF Resolution 2019-16 – Withdrawal of IAF MD 3:2008 Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures states that: The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved to immediately withdraw IAF MD 3:2008 Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP), Issue 1, Version 2, issued on 01 February 2008. Certification ...

     

  • Date posted: January 3, 2020

    This document intends to provide clear instructions to certification bodies that currently offer accredited certification for BRCGS Storage and Distribution categories 3 and 4, and aim to include in their schedule of accreditation the same categories for BRCGS Agents and Brokers scheme. The UKAS assessment process will be based on ...

     

  • 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

    Revised 19/12/2019 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 ...

     

  • 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 ...