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  • 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: August 19, 2014

    IAF MANDATORY DOCUMENT FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA TO PROVIDE INDICATORS OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION BODIES’ PERFORMANCE UKAS currently collects metric data regarding the operations of its certification body customers via an annual operational metrics questionnaire. This questionnaire, with minor amendment will be used to meet the data collection requirements ...

     

  • Date posted: June 9, 2014

    This bulletin provides updated information regarding the requirements for transition of Certification Bodies offering ISMS certification under ISO/IEC 17021: 2011 from ISO/IEC 27001: 2005 to ISO/IEC 27001: 2013. The bulletin follows on from the letter sent to Certification Bodies on 7th October 2013. Transition Requirements. IAF has issued a resolution ...

     

  • Date posted: June 9, 2014

    IAF Decision Log Technical queries submitted to the IAF are discussed within the relevant Committees or Working Groups to reach a consensus view, and then forwarded for consideration by the Technical Committee (TC) who will aim to ratify them as IAF Decisions. Decisions made by the IAF TC are maintained ...

     

  • Date posted: June 6, 2014

    It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS accreditation schedules and historically, water matrices have been described in general terms which has led to a variety of different descriptors for ...

     

  • Date posted: April 8, 2014

    This bulletin provides information regarding a question raised at the EA Certification Committee (EACC) with regard to the practice of Certification Bodies providing lists of consultants to their prospective clients. The question was considered by the EACC at the 25th meeting (March 2013). It should be noted that answers presented ...