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  • Date posted: March 12, 2014

    As part of UKAS’s processes for continual improvement we have recently been trialling a wider roll-out of the use of a pre-visit questionnaire with a number of certification bodies, based upon those that we routinely use for the assessment of certain sectors in our testing laboratory areas. The aim of ...

     

  • Date posted: March 7, 2014

    Since Issue 2 the following section has been updated:- • [11] Asbestos qualificationsThe updated section shows an additional qualification for individuals now accepted by UKAS for asbestos bulk analysis in support of Lab 30 (Table 1) No further changes documented in this 3rd Issue. To download a copy of this ...

     

  • Date posted: January 6, 2014

    There have been numerous changes since Issue 1 and so these are not highlighted within the document. Therefore the bulletin needs to be read in its entirety. As part of UKAS’s commitment to providing a valid accreditation service to the asbestos sector UKAS reviews its asbestos-related policies, procedures and requirements ...

     

  • Date posted: November 29, 2013

    As part of our assessment programme for certification bodies (Management System, Product and Personnel), UKAS conducts witnessed assessments of Certification Body audits to help confirm the competence of the certification body. UKAS needs to conduct sufficient Witnessed Assessment on an annual basis to allow maintenance of accreditation and to cover ...

     

  • Date posted: October 22, 2013

    The UKAS Extension to Scope process has been designed to allow accredited bodies to extend their scope of accreditation to include new activities. In order for UKAS to be able to progress such an application the applicant CAB is required to complete the relevant AC Form(s) and supporting documentation so ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    This bulletin is intended to clarify the requirements for the adoption of the updated version of IAF MD5 and of the new IAF documents MD10 and MD11.IAF MD5: 2015 - Duration of QMS and EMS AuditsThe updated document was published on 9 June 2015 with an immediate implementation; therefore at your ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2013

    A new standard, ISO/IEC 17067: 2013 - Conformity assessment -- Fundamentals of product certification and guidelines for product certification schemes, was published by ISO on 31st July 2013. This standard cancels and replaces ISO Guide 67: 2004, which has been technically revised. This Bulletin is to confirm UKAS’ current view ...

     

  • Date posted: July 6, 2013

    The second edition of ISO/IEC 17020 was published in March 2012. This updated version includes some changes that Inspection Bodies (IBs) will need to implement within your management system in order to maintain their UKAS accreditation in the future. The purpose of this letter is to explain the transition process ...

     

  • Date posted: June 27, 2013

    The GS Mark Representatives from the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling UKAS accredited certification bodies to be formally recognised for designation as GS bodies. The purpose of this Bulletin ...

     

  • Date posted: June 11, 2013

    In April 2012 HSE reissued HSG 264: Asbestos – The survey guide, replacing the first edition issued in 2010. Clarification from our colleagues within HSE has confirmed that the changes are very minor and, in summary, are as follows: references to the Control of Asbestos Regulations have been updated to ...