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  • 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-inspections The 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: August 3, 2015

    This is to inform you of discussions at a recent IAF WG meeting where the following item was discussed:   Extract below from IAF WG meeting:GHG and Energy“Some energy programmes require energy audits, and this may involve a Certification Body in providing consultancy which is not permitted under ISO/IEC 17021, ...

     

  • Date posted: July 16, 2015

    As has been widely communicated, ISO 14001 is currently under revision and is expected to be published in September of this year. You may also be aware that the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has allocated a 3-year transition period (from date of publication of the standard) for certification bodies to ...

     

  • Date posted: May 8, 2015

    This Bulletin is an update to the existing transition information Bulletin. The update follows a discussion on the ISO 9001 transition process and associated requirements held during the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) technical meetings in Frankfurt in April 2015. (Updated text is included in italics for convenience.) The IAF agreed a ...

     

  • Date posted: February 26, 2015

    ISO 9001 is currently under revision and it is expected that the new version will be published later this year. You may also be aware that IAF has allocated a 3-year transition period (from date of publication of the standard) for certification bodies to transfer their clients from the 2008 ...

     

  • Date posted: February 11, 2015

    ISO/IEC 17021-1 2015 was published on 8th June 2015, one week earlier than originally expected. To coincide with this the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has also published an updated version of IAF MD5 – Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems.ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 will replace ISO 17021: ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2014

    In August 2014 the long awaited revision of ILAC G19 was published on the ILAC website www.ilac.org. The revised document provides guidance for organisations undertaking activities in relation to the forensic science process, including scene of crime units and laboratories. It is expected that all organisations offering accredited activity in ...

     

  • Date posted: November 27, 2014

    This bulletin is applicable to UKAS accredited Notified Bodies This bulletin provides further information regarding the new alignment package of updated Directives and follows a previous technical bulletin on this subject (issued in July 2014). You will now be aware that the EU has updated and reissued a package of ...

     

  • Date posted: September 11, 2014

    Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies Please be aware that ILAC has now published the above publication, which provides information for use by both accreditation bodies and inspection bodies on the application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012. This is available to download from the ILAC website: http://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-documents/procedural-series/ The ...