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  • 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 ...

     

  • 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 ...