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What is UKAS Standards

What is UKAS?

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

One of my suppliers has a certificate from a body that does not appear to be accredited, - is it valid?

In many sectors accreditation is voluntary and there is no legal requirement to be accredited therefore the organisation is not operating illegally, however UKAS is unable to offer any comment on whether their services will meet your requirements.

Many organisations including most areas of UKAS government rely upon accredited organisations to ensure quality in their supply chain. As a result, it may not be possible for supplier of unaccredited services to be part of these supply chains.

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