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Technical Bulletin – IAF MD 23 – Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Sy

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This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies (CBs) and concerns the actions required following publication of IAF MD 23 which was published by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) on 8th May 2018. IAF has allocated an i... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – Publication of IAF MD 1: 2018

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This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all accredited management systems Certification Bodies. A new version of IAF MD 1 - IAF Mandatory Document for the Audit and Certification of a Management System operated by a Multi-Site Organisation - was ... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001: Publication of ISO/IEC TS 17021-10, Application of I

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This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Certification Bodies offering accredited certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and supplements previous bulletin issued on the migration between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001. Thi... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – ISO/IEC 17021 series documents

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Accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents. CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation ... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – Migration from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001: Issuing of Unaccredited Certificates d

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This is to clarify the UKAS position and requirements with regard to the issuing of unaccredited certificates for ISO 45001 during the migration period from OHSAS 18001. This technical bulletin follows detailed consideration of the views of various s... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – Change to Improvement Action Summary Form (IASF) Submission

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Background - ISO/IEC 17011 Revision As an Accreditation Body, UKAS operates in accordance with the requirements specified in ISO/IEC 17011 Conformity assessment - Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. T... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – ISO 45001 Migration – Documentation Requirements: Guidance to Certification Bod

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Introduction The IAF Migration document for ISO 45001 (IAF MD 21) states that: - ‘For accredited OHSAS 18001:2007 CB’s that have issued only accredited OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates, at a minimum the AB shall conduct a documentation review for ... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – ISO 45001 – Process and Requirements for Migration from OHSAS 18001

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ISO 45001:2018 is expected to be published shortly. This new standard will replace OHSAS18001:2007 - Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements. At its General Assembly in India (November 2016) the International Accreditation Fo... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – QMS and EMS Certification – Transition from NACE 1 to NACE 2

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As you will be aware, the methods of UKAS scoping for QMS and EMS accreditation under ISO/IEC 17021-1 are the IAF Codes (also referred to previously as EA Codes), as detailed in IAF ID 1, which relate to the NACE 2 classification codes. To support... Read full article

Technical Bulletin – ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 Guidance for Accredited and Applicant Laboratories

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Following the publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, this bulletin has been produced to update laboratories and stakeholders on the UKAS transition process and overall timelines for transition of laboratory accreditation to this new version of the standa... Read full article

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