UKAS have announced some important information for their members, regarding their successful rebrand and 2021 standard fee rates.
UKAS is the sole National Accreditation Body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates technical competence, impartiality and performance capability.
The rebranded and modernised materials are now live, and from 15th January 2021, all certificates and schedules of accreditation that are sent out will be in the new branding.
UKAS accredited organisations will not be required to transition to the new branding with immediate effect, however the timetable for changes are:
- Digital Materials –1 year from launch (1stFebruary 2022)
- Printed Materials –2 years from launch (1stFebruary 2023)
- Certificates –3 years from launch (1stFebruary 2024)
You can find out more here: https://www.ukas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Branding-Toolkit-January-2021-external.pdf
In other news, UKAS have announced that due to adverse market conditions owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be no increase in their annual standard fee rates in 2021.
Throughout 2020, UKAS has worked tirelessly to deliver a comprehensive and consistent service, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
I have been tremendously impressed by the agility and resilience of the testing, inspection and certification sector in 2020. I am confident that working together we can continue to serve the needs of the UK and international market.
Matt Gantley, Chief Executive