Category Archives: Accreditation

Accreditation issues related to the guidance on accreditation and International Standards, such as ISO/IEC 17021:2011

Make your move to ISO 14001:2015 this Year…


Friday, 15 September 2017 will the mark the start of a final year-long process, which began on 15 September 2015 – The three-year transition period for users of ISO 14001:2004 & that will end on Friday, 14 September 2018. And … Continue reading

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Revision to UKAS Accreditation Logo Guidance


The document on use of the accreditation logo & symbols in the United Kingdom and with application for all UKAS-accredited entities was reissued by Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 15 February 2017 and is available via … Continue reading

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In celebration of World Environment Day 2017 & other Days


This past week has been full of days, literally, to celebrate the role of environmental professionals. The week proved a valuable opportunity to take time out from my daily work to celebrate, share and network with other environmental and sustainability … Continue reading

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OHSMS Auditor Competence Criteria published


The European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has recently published a new document to facilitate a harmonized approach for accreditation of certification bodies providing certification of Occupational Health and Safety management systems (OHSMS). The document entitled “EA – 3/13 EA Document on the Application … Continue reading

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IAF Study may lead to global database of Management Systems certificates


Following ISO’s decision to cancel a project to establish a global database of management systems certificates in 2014, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has been exploring the feasibility of developing a similar database. It is widely recognised that an international database would … Continue reading

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UPDATE: IAF Mandatory Documents with application in 2016


As a periodic update (as at 28 July 2016) to the IAF (International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Mandatory Documents (MD), you should note that the following MD’s have application dates in 2016 and so are likely to form part of an … Continue reading

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Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015


As part of the publication of ISO 14001:2015, the ISO TC207 Sub-Committee SC1 agreed an Interpretation Process at their plenary meeting in New Delhi, India on 10 September 2015. Their resolution has gone, largely, unnoticed until now but it has wider implications for … Continue reading

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