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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 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 18, 2020

    This bulletin is applicable to all CABs accredited for BRC GS Schemes. Since the widespread Covid-19 transmission continues to have an impact on on-site certification audit arrangements, BRCGS has recently published a remote audit protocol that can be followed by Certification Bodies operating under IAF MD4 and IAF ID3 to ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2020

    This Bulletin is to inform Certification Bodies that 2 IAF Informative Documents have been revised and updated: - IAF ID 1: 2020 - IAF Informative Document for QMS and EMS Scopes of Accreditation IAF ID 4: 2020 - Market Surveillance Visits to Certified Organisations in both cases the changes are ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2020

    Assessment of ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD1:2020 This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Certification Bodies. Following the publication of ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD1:2020, this bulletin has been produced to update certification bodies and stakeholders on the UKAS assessment process and overall timelines for assessment against the amended requirements introduced ...

     

  • Date posted: June 19, 2020

    Introduction Communication has been issued to laboratories and published on the UKAS website making it clear that UKAS is currently ready and able to accept applications to include COVID-19 testing within scopes of accreditation. UKAS continues to be in regular contact with key stakeholders to ensure the service UKAS provides ...