UKAS Technical Advisory Committee

As Chair of the Federation of Certification Bodies, it was great to attend the UKAS Management System Technical Advisory Committee meeting today with colleagues from a wide range of sectors, all of whom have a vested interest in effective management system audit and accredited certification.

Topics included updates about:

·      Potential review and update of ISO 9001
·      Publication of ISO 17012 relating to remote auditing of management systems
·      Revision of IAF MD 1, 8, 9 and 12 relating to remote auditing aspects
·      Revision of ISO 17065
·      The IAF international CertSearch database
·      Ongoing project for the calculation of audit time for management systems
·      Resolution relating to management system certification scopes

Gary Jones
Chair of the Federation of Certification Bodies (FCB)
Director at Atlas Certification Limited
Director at SSIP