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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: 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: 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: November 23, 2020

    EffecTech is a global leader in gas measurement providing specialty gas mixtures and testing/inspection services to customers using gaseous fuels to create energy supporting the bridge to an economy based upon 100% renewable energy. This Staffordshire-based SME has an impressive global reach, with testing and calibration laboratories in the UK, ...

     

  • Date posted: November 5, 2020

    As a result of the Brexit referendum in 2016, the UK officially left the EU at the end of January 2020 and is currently operating within the transition period which comes to an end on 31st December 2020. UK conformity assessment bodies will no longer be able to carry out ...

     

  • Date posted: October 8, 2020

    IQIPS Standard v2:2020 has been published. This new standard will replace IQIPS Standard v1:2012 - Improving Quality in Physiological Services. Training relating to the revised standard and transition process will be delivered to customers and assessors through live webinars in the latter quarter of 2020 and a further technical bulletin ...

     

  • Date posted: September 23, 2020

    The impact of COVID-19 has been felt all over the world and, in many cases, has caused organisations (especially those in the healthcare sector) to undergo a dramatic re-evaluation of project priorities. This was certainly the case at the Northern General Hospital (part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation ...