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  • ASAMS are now pleased to announce they have achieved accreditation to ISO 17025

    ISO 17025 2017 certificateASAMS are now pleased to announce they have achieved accreditation to ISO 17025:2017 well within the deadline of December 2020 set by UKAS. The smooth transition to the new standard demonstrates ASAMS' commitment to quality and was enabled by the hard work of all staff to analyse and implement the new requirements of the standard.

    ASAMS have been implementing the change across various areas of testing in order to comply with the most recent version of BS EN ISO 17025 which outlines general requirements for competence and testing for test laboratories. The awarding accreditation body UKAS visited ASAMS in August, where they conducted an annual audit of the lab in many key testing areas.

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  • Brexit and the Status of UKAS Accreditation

    ukas logoUKAS Customer Communication - Status of Accreditation

    Whatever the outcome of Brexit, whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal, UKAS will continue to be recognised by the UK Government as the UK's sole national accreditation body. This has been confirmed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and is included in the Statutory Instrument drafted in preparation of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit occurring.

    UKAS’s international recognition through signatory status to the multi-lateral agreements with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) will remain unaffected by Brexit. Within Europe, UKAS will also retain its membership of the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) and will remain a signatory to the EA multi-lateral agreement. Therefore, we are pleased to be able to confirm that UKAS Accreditation will retain the same international recognition that our customers and their clients rely upon, with the following exception:

  • Digital accreditation certification

    UKAS have now transitioned to issuing digital certificates of accreditation. With this comes additional functionality and reassurance for clients who are now able to check live whether the laboratory’s accreditation is still current. Below are the changes to the way ASAMS uses and publicises its accreditation with the digitisation.