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  • Date posted: June 8, 2016

    The European Commission has recast and reissued three further Regulations: -Regulation (EU) 2016/425: Personal Protective Equipment (replaces Directive 89/686/EEC)Regulation (EU) 2016/426: Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels (replaces Directive 2009/142/EC)Regulation (EU) 2016/424: Cableways (replaces Directive 2000/9/EC)All three Regulations will come into effect on 21st April 2018, at which point the previous Directives ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    Certification Bodies will be aware that IAF Mandatory Document 17 (Referred to in this bulletin as MD17) was published in 2015; this bulletin is to update CBs regarding UKAS’ adoption of this MD.MD17 has a stated application date of 07 January 2018, since publication UKAS has been considering the most ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is to update you regarding aspects of the implementation of IAF MD5: 2015 Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems.The new version of MD5 has an application date of 9th June 2016; UKAS Assessment Teams will from now be reviewing the status of implementation and ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is to update you regarding the implementation of ISO/IEC 27006: 2015 - Information technology — Security techniques — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems.Certification Bodies offering certification to ISO/IEC 27001 will be aware that the updated version of ISO/IEC 27006 was published ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is applicable to certification bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17021 (or ISO/IEC 17021-1) for certification to ISO 13485.You will be aware that ISO 13485: 2016 - Medical devices — Quality management systems —Requirements for regulatory purposes - was published in March 2016. IAF Resolution 2015/13 allocates a 3 year ...

     

  • Date posted: March 7, 2016

    ISO/IEC 17021 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: November 30, 2015

    This bulletin is applicable to UKAS accredited Notified BodiesThis bulletin provides an update regarding the New Legislative Framework (NLF) alignment package of updated directives and follows a previous UKAS technical bulletin issued in November 2014 on this subject.As you will be aware from previous communications, the current alignment package of ...

     

  • Date posted: October 16, 2015

    With the publication of the new version of ISO 14001 on the 15th September 2015, UKAS is publishing this update to provide clarification to those Certification Bodies (CBs) that were not involved in the Early Adopter Programme on how UKAS will handle their ISO 14001 transition assessments under ISO/IEC 17021: ...

     

  • Date posted: September 10, 2015

    As the anticipated publication date for the new version of ISO 9001 approaches, UKAS is publishing this update to provide clarification to those Certification Bodies (CBs) that were not involved in the Early Adopter Programme on how UKAS will handle their ISO 9001 transition assessments under ISO/IEC 17021: 2011. CBs are ...

     

  • Date posted: August 3, 2015

    Since Issue 3 the following section has been updated:-[4] Asbestos qualifications[6] Survey Re-inspectionsThe updated sections reflect:A change to the existing P402 qualification and an additional qualification for individuals now accepted by UKAS for Report Writing for Asbestos Surveys (P402RPT). The UKAS policy on accepting re-inspections as a separate accreditable activity4SC arrangementsFurther ...