» Publications relating to accreditation of Certification Bodies

To gain accreditation, a certification body must be fully conversant and comply with the following relevant standards and supporting documents:

 

Joint IAF-ISO Communiqué

Joint IAF-ISO Communiqué on the publication and transition of ISO 9001:2015

  • All Certification Bodies

UKAS Publications

C 1

General Principles for the Assessment of Management System, Product and Persons Certification Bodies (Edition 4, September 2014)

TPS 62

Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting UKAS accredited Certification Bodies and their Certified Organisations (Edition 2, August 2016)

Relevant European and International Publications

IAF MD 12: 2016

Accreditation Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries (Issue 2, 7 January 2016)

IAF MD 23: 2018

Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Systems Certification Bodies (Issue 1, 8 May 2018 - application date 8 May 2019)

 

  • Certification Bodies for Management Systems

To gain accreditation, a certification body must be fully conversant and comply with the relevant standard, which is:

ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems

A copy of this standard can be obtained from BSI

UKAS Publications

CIS 3

UKAS Guidance for bodies operating certification of Trust Service Providers seeking approval under Scheme (Edition 2, February 2014)

CIS 9

UKAS Guidance for Certification Bodies Certifying Private Maritime Security Companies against ISO 28000 / ISO 28004-1:2015 (Edition 1, October 2015)

CIS 10

UKAS Guidance for Certification Bodies Certifying the Management Systems of Private Security Companies against ANSI/ASIS PSC1: 2012 or ISO 18788: 2015 (Issue 1, September 2016)

TPS 65

UKAS Policy on Issuance of Accredited and non-accredited Certificates by Accredited Certification Bodies (Edition 2, July 2017)

TPS 66

UKAS Technical Policy Statement for the Implementation of IAF MD 17 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies (Edition 2, March 2018)

Relevant European and International Publications

IAF MD 1:  2018

Audit and Certification of a Management System Operated by a Multi-Site Organization (Issue 2, 29 January 2018)

IAF MD 2: 2017

Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems (Issue 2, 15 June 2017; Application from 15 June 2018)

IAF MD 3: 2008

Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP) (Issue 1, 1 February 2008)

IAF MD 4: 2008

Use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (“CAAT”) for Accredited Certification of Management Systems (Issue 1, 15 May 2008)

IAF MD 5: 2015

Duration of QMS and EMS Audits (Issue 3, 9 June 2015; Application from 9 June 2016)

IAF MD 8: 2017

Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) (Issue 3, 9 June 2017; Application from 9 June 2018)

IAF MD 9: 2017

Application of ISO/IEC 17021 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) (Issue 3, 9 June 2017; Application from 9 June 2018)

IAF MD 10: 2013

Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence in Accordance with ISO/IEC 17021:2011 (Issue 1, 11 February 2013)

IAF MD 11: 2013

Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems (IMS) (Issue 1, Version 3, December 2013)

IAF MD 17: 2015

Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies (Issue 1, Version 2, 9 January 2015; Application from 07 January 2018)

IAF MD 18: 2015

Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1) (Issue 1, 8 January 2015; Application from 8 January 2015)

IAF MD 21: 2018

Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007 (Issue 1, 18 January 2018; Application from March 2018)

IAF MD 22: 2018

Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS) (Issue 1, 25 January 2018)

EA-6/02 M: 2013

EA Guidelines on the use of EN 45011 and ISO/IEC 17021 for Certification to EN ISO 3834

EA-7/04 M: 2017

Legal Compliance as a Part of Accredited ISO 14001:2015 Certification (May 2017 Rev 03)

 

  • Certification Bodies for Persons

To gain accreditation, a certification body must be fully conversant and comply with the relevant standard, which is:

ISO/IEC 17024: 2012 Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons

A copy of this standard can be obtained from BSI

No specific publications

 
  • Certification Bodies for Products, Processes & Services

To gain accreditation, a certification body must be fully conversant and comply with the relevant standard, which is:

ISO/IEC 17065: 2012 Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services

A copy of this standard can be obtained from BSI

UKAS Publications

CIS 7

UKAS Approach to Accreditation of Competent Person Scheme Operators (Edition 1, March 2014)

CIS 8

UKAS Approach to Accreditation of Green Deal Certification Bodies (Edition 1, July 2014)

CIS 13

Accreditation for the Certification of Security Activities incorporating the Security Industry Authority Regulator's Principles (Edition 1, February 2018)

Relevant European and International Publications

EA-6/02 M: 2013

EA Guidelines on the use of EN 45011 and ISO/IEC 17021 for Certification to EN ISO 3834

 
  • Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS): Council Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009

CIS 11

UKAS Supplement for the Accreditation of Environmental Verifiers for EMAS (the EU Eco-Management Audit Scheme Regulation 1221/2009) (Issue 1, September 2016)

CIS 12

UKAS Supervision of a Verifier Accredited in Another EU Member State (Issue 3, January 2017)

 

Publications relating to the National Highways Sector Scheme for Quality Management in Highways Work

(Note: These publications are hosted on the UKAS website on behalf of National Highways England. The development and maintenance of these publications remains the responsibility of National Highways England)

Please see the attached statement regarding important changes to National Highways Sector Schemes 2B, 5A and 5B for Vehicle Restraint Systems including Parapets.

Scheme 0 - Part 1

Introduction and Overview – Guide to the identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes (Issue 1, February 2010)

Scheme 0 - Part 2.1

Guide to the Identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes – Pt 2.1 Scheme Development Process (Issue 2, November 2014)

Scheme 0 - Part 2.2

Guide to the Identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes (Issue 1, May 2012)

Scheme 0 - Part 2.4

Guide to the Identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes – Pt 2.4 NHSS – Guidance on Registration to the Schedule of Suppliers (Issue 1, February 2014)

Scheme 0 - Part 3

Guide to the Identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes (Issue 4, December 2012)

Scheme 0 - Part 4

Guide to the Identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes – Pt 4 Accreditation, Registration and Assessment Guidance for Certification Bodies (Issue 2, January 2018)

Scheme 0 - Part 5

Guide to the Identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes - Pt 5 Glossary (Issue 1, January 2016)

Scheme 2A

Sector Scheme Document for the Design and/or Supply, Installation and Repair of Fences for Infrastructure Works (Issue 18 [9001:2008], November 2016)

Scheme 2A

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for the Design and/or Supply, Installation and Repair of Fences for Infrastructure Works (Issue 2 [9001:2015], June 2017)

Scheme 2B

Sector Scheme Document for the Supply, Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Vehicle Restraint Systems (Issue 14 [9001:2008], March 2017)

Scheme 2B and 5B

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Vehicle Restraint Systems (Issue 1 [9001:2015], February 2018)

Scheme 2C

Sector Scheme Document for the Design, Supply, Installation and Repair of Environmental Barriers (Structural) for Infrastructure Works (Issue 8 [9001:2008], April 2017)

Scheme 2C

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Environmental Barriers (Structural) for Infrastructure Works (Issue 3 [9001:2015], February 2018)

Scheme 3

Sector Scheme Document for Stocking and Distribution Activities for Mechanical Fasteners (Issue 6 [9001:2008], July 2016)

Scheme 3

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Stocking and Distribution Activities for Mechanical Fasteners (Issue 1 [9001:2015], July 2016)

Scheme 3B

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Stocking and Distribution Activities for Structural Steel Products (Issue 1 [9001:2015], July 2016)

Scheme 4

Sector Scheme Document for Preservative Treatment of Timber (Issue 7 [9001:2009], December 2011)

Scheme 4

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Preservative Treatment and Supply of Treated Timber (Issue 1 [9001:2015], July 2017)

Scheme 5A

Sector Scheme Document for the Manufacture of Parapets for Road Restraint Systems (Issue 4, June 2008)

Scheme 5B

Sector Scheme Document for the Installation of Parapets for Road Restraint Systems (Issue 8 [9001:2008], March 2017)

Scheme 6

Sector Scheme Document for Minor Structures (Issue 8, October 2014)

Scheme 6

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Minor Structures (Issue 1 [9001:2015], July 2016)

Scheme 7

Sector Scheme Document for The Application of Road Marking Materials and Road Studs to Road Surfaces (Issue 8 [9001:2008], March 2017)

Scheme 7

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO9001:2015 for the Application of Road Making Materials & Road Studs to Paved Surfaces (Issue 3 [9001:2015], November 2017)

Scheme 8

The Overseeing and / or Installation and / or Maintenance of Highway Electrical Equipment and Supporting Works (Issue 21 [9001:2008], December 2016)

Scheme 8

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for The Overseeing and / or Installation and / or Maintenance of Highway Electrical Equipment and Supporting Works (Issue 1 [9001:2015], June 2016)

Scheme 9A

Sector Scheme Document for The Design, and/or Manufacture and/or Assembly and/or Provision of Permanent Road Traffic Signs (Issue 7 [9001:2008], May 2015)

Scheme 9A

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for The Design, and/or Manufacture and/or Assembly and/or Provision of Permanent Road Traffic Signs (Issue 2 [9001:2015], December 2017)

Scheme 10B

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Permanent Vehicle Restraint Systems Incorporating NHSS2B & NHSS5B (Issue 4 [9001:2015], October 2017)

Scheme 12A/12B

Sector Scheme Document for Static Temporary Traffic Management on Motorways and High Speed Dual Carriageways Including On-line Widening Schemes (Issue 7 [9001:2015], December 2016)

Scheme 12A/12B

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Static Temporary Traffic Management on Motorways and High Speed Dual Carriageways, Including On-Line Widening Schemes (Issue 2 [9001:2015], October 2017)

Scheme 12C

Sector Scheme Document for Mobile Lane Closure Traffic Management on Motorways and Other Dual Carriageways (Issue 12 [9001:2008], October 2016)

Scheme 12C

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Mobile Lane Closure Traffic Management on Motorways and Other Dual Carriageways (Issue 1 [9001:2015], October 2016)

Scheme 12D

Sector Scheme Document for Installing, Maintaining and Removing Temporary Traffic Management on Rural and Urban Roads (Issue 10 [9001:2008], November 2016)

Scheme 12D

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Installing, Maintaining and Removing Temporary Traffic Management on rural and urban roads (Issue 3 [9001:2015], April 2018)

Scheme 13

Sector Scheme Document for the Supply and Application of Surface Treatments to Road Surfaces (Issue 6 [9001:2008], January 2018)

Scheme 13

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for the Supply and Application of Surface Treatments to Road Surfaces (Issue 2 [9001:2015], January 2018)

Scheme 14

For the Quality Management of the Production of Asphalt Mixes (Issue 8, January 2014)

Note: Scheme 14 WITHDRAWN. Existing certificates of registration to the scheme will remain valid until 01 July 2017 or the date of their expiry, whichever is later. Certification bodies will not offer new or re-registration to Sector Scheme 14 beyond 01 July 2017.

Scheme 16

Sector Scheme Document for the Laying of Asphalt Mixes (Issue 6, January 2014)

Scheme 16

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management of the Laying of Asphalt Mixes (Issue 1 [9001:2015], May 2017)

Scheme 17/17B

Sector Scheme Document for Vehicle Recovery at Highway Construction sites (17) and Vehicle Recovery and Removal on Control Roads (Issue 4 [9001:2008], September 2016)

Scheme 17/17B

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Vehicle Recovery at Highway Construction Sites (NHSS 17) and Vehicle Recovery and Removal on Control Roads including storage (NHSS 17B) (Issue 1 [9001:2015], September 2017)

Scheme 18

Sector Scheme Document for the Natural Environment and Landscape including Ecology Infrastructure (Issue 16, October 2016)

Scheme 18

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for the Natural Environment and Landscape Including Ecology for Infrastructure (Issue 2 [9001:2015], February 2018)

Scheme 19A

Sector Scheme Document for Corrosion Protection of Ferrous Materials by Industrial Coatings (Issue 11 [9001:2008], June 2017)

Scheme 19A

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Corrosion Protection of Ferrous Materials by Industrial Coatings (Issue 3 [9001:2015], June 2017)

Scheme 20

Sector Scheme document for the Execution of Steelwork in Transportation Infrastructure Assets (Issue 8 [9001:2008], December 2016)

Scheme 20

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for the Execution of Steelwork in Transportation Infrastructure Assets (Issue 2 [9001:2015], December 2016)

Scheme 22

Sector Scheme Document for the Management, Operation, Installation and Maintenance of Road Tunnels (Issue 2, September 2010)

Scheme 22

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for the Management, Operation, Installation and Maintenance of Road Tunnels (Issue 1, September 2017)

Scheme 23

Sector Scheme Document for Small Scale Pavement Repairs (Issue 1 [9001:2008], May 2015)

Scheme 23

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Small Scale Pavement Repairs (Issue 1 [9001:2015], March 2017)

Scheme 29A

Sector Scheme Document for Land Drilling – Geothermal Drilling (Issue 1, September 2011)

Scheme 29A

Sector Scheme Document for Land Drilling – Geothermal Drilling (Issue 1 [9001:2015], March 2018)

Scheme 30

Sector Scheme Document for the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving (Issue 2, May 2015)

Scheme 30

Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving (Issue 1 [9001:2015], July 2017)

GD 02/16

Quality Management Systems for Highway Design Activities (Version 1, November 2016)

 

Guidance in interpreting these standards has been published under international agreements and adopted by UKAS.

UKAS has also published or adopted other publications concerned with specialised aspects of certification.

Even if a publication is applicable to only part of a certification body’s activities, compliance with the requirements in the publication is still mandatory.

Certification bodies (including applicant CBs) and assessors/auditors must read the UKAS Publications List (M4), which can be accessed via the Publications home page, to check for publications with which they have to comply.

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