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  • Date posted: January 11, 2021

    This Bulletin is to highlight the UKAS position with regard to the exclusion of design from ISO 9001 scopes. The previous version of ISO 9001 specifically permitted the “exclusion” of clauses in certain sections including Design, if they were not related to the client’s Quality Management System (QMS) scope. ISO ...

     

  • Date posted: January 8, 2021

    Further to the communication of the 17th December 2020, this Technical Bulletin clarifies the updated UKAS approach to the assessment for the implementation of changes introduced for FSSC 22000 V 5.1 in line with the approach detailed in FSSC 22000 Requirements V5.1 upgrade process dated December 2020. Existing Accredited Certification ...

     

  • Date posted: January 6, 2021

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is working with the Department for Transport to establish a project to develop ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accreditation for organisations wishing to deliver process or service certification to PAS 29000:2021 Commercially operated vehicles –Framework for mitigating security risks from malicious use – Specification which will provide general ...

     

  • Date posted: December 23, 2020

    As 2020 draws to a close, this also marks the end of the UK’s Brexit-transition period, with EU rules and regulations no longer applying to Great Britain from the 1st January 2021 (subject to a last-minute trade deal).  As the UK looks to strike out on its own, industry is ...

     

  • Date posted: December 22, 2020

    This Communication relates only to the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme (GHGVS). It does not relate to any other scheme e.g. ECO, GHG Local Authority Delivery scheme (GHG LAD). Regarding the GHG Local Authority Delivery scheme (GHG LAD) see Note d) below. In August 2020, with the announcement of the ...

     

  • Date posted: December 16, 2020

    This Bulletin is to provide Certification Bodies with clarification when dealing with non-cooperation issues covered within IAF MD2 Section 2.4. Where the issuing certification body (i) has not provided the requested information to the accepting certification body, or (ii) suspends or withdraws the transferring client’s certification without cause Then either ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2020

    This Bulletin is intended to clarify the requirements for surveillance activities under the CPR for organisations operating to EN 1090 - Structural Steel and Aluminium. This clarification follows discussions at the recent UK CPR Notified Bodies meeting with regard to the need for an annual surveillance visit and has been ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2020

    While development of new accredited activities in the area of forensic science has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to report that progress has been made in a number of areas. Fire Investigation The Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) published an invitation to tender in September to assist ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2020

    The UKAS annual report 2019-2020 with statements from the Chairman, Chief Executive and Finance Director has been published.  Download the report Highlights; Turnover increased to £33.9m, gross profit margin 39.8%, mirroring improved productivity. Agile delivery of Covid-19 remote-working/assessment and safety arrangements. Development of virtual training courses and free webinars to ...

     

  • Date posted: November 27, 2020

    ForeFront Certification provides training and certification services to a wide range of sectors, including Construction, Manufacturing, Recycling, Waste Management, Transport, Education, Communications. ForeFront was first accredited by UKAS in 2017 to ISO 17021, enabling them to certify to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and, most recently, ISO 45001. An unforeseen interruption ...