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United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the UK Government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, conformity assessment bodies that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. It is a non-profit-distributing company, limited by guarantee, and operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on behalf of Government as a whole.

UKAS has Members (instead of shareholders) who represent those who have an interest in accreditation - national and local government, business and industry, purchasers, users and quality managers. The present Members are:

The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
The Association of British Certification Bodies
British Measurement and Testing Association
Confederation of British Industry
The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Federation of Small Businesses
The Local Authorities Coordinating Body of Regulatory Services
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
The Institute of Quality Assurance
The Safety Assessment Federation
Food Standards Agency
Defence Procurement Agency
Health and Safety Executive
Public Health Laboratory Services
British Retail Consortium

UKAS offers accreditation for:

Calibration/testing laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025
Reference material producers to ISO Guide 34
Proficiency testing providers to ISO/IEC Guide 43-1
Medical laboratories to ISO 15189
Certification bodies (management systems) to EN 45012
Certification bodies (products) to EN 45011
Certification bodies (persons) to ISO/IEC 17024
Certification bodies (environmental management systems) to ISO Guide 66
Environmental verifiers under EU Council Regulation (EU) No 761/2001 on an Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
Inspection bodies to ISO/IEC 17020

Contact
United Kingdom Accreditation Service
21-47 High Street,
Feltham,
Middlesex, TW13 4UN
Tel: +44 (0)020 8917 8400
Fax: +44 (0)20 8917 8500
E-mail: info@ukas.com

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