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The British Measurement and Testing Association

The Voice of Measurement and Testing

BMTA was created in 1990 in response to the need for an independent ‘lobby’ for the private sector to speak with one voice to Government, UKAS, BSI and other official bodies on issues affecting the whole measurement and testing community.

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DigiCert and Valimail partner to help companies display brand in email, get BIMI-Ready

DigiCert, Inc. and Valimail, have announced that they are partnering to help companies prepare for Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI), a new standard currently in pilot that allows companies to display a verified logo in emails with a Verified Mark Certificate (VMC).

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BOOKING OPEN FOR VIRTUAL NORTH SEA FLOW MEASUREMENT WORKSHOP

Booking is open for the first ever virtual North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop, the premier global flow measurement event taking place 26-29 October 2020.

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EU Exit - New Statutory Instruments

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) are responsible for the regulatory framework for product safety, weights and measures and hallmarking.  To date OPSS have laid four Statutory Instruments (SIs), fixing deficiencies in EU retained law, that arise as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU.

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BMTA NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2020

Welcome to the Summer issue of the BMTA Newsletter. Once again contributions to the newsletter have been influenced by Covid-19, and we have articles in this issue that focus on the future of remote assessment, PPE and forged or fake certifications. 

We also take a look at World Accreditation Day - food safety, which promotes the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards.

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Covid 19

BEIS Webinar on Returning to Work - for Laboratories and Research Facilities

BEIS recent webinar on Returning to Work for Laboratories and Research Facilities is now available to watch, on demand, HERE. For those operating university laboratories, GUIDANCE has been published to help providers of higher education In England understand how to minimise risk during the coronavirus outbreak and provide services to students.

BEIS have also issued a SURVEY on how businesses are finding returning to work. This survey is to assist BEIS in understanding the issues being encountered when returning to the workplace or restarting operations. They would be grateful for your input. If you would like to keep up to date with the latest updates to government guidance, please subscribe to the Coronavirus Businesses and Employers Bulletin HERE.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - UPDATE

The Government updated their detailed guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme late on 12th June 2020. The updated guidance clarifies how employers can bring previously furloughed employees back to work on a part-time basis from 1 July (known as flexible furloughing).

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Government updates advise on Furlough to cover parents on family leave

The Government has announced that parents on family leave who return to work in the coming months can be furloughed and are exempt from the 10 June cut-off date, provided the employer has previously furloughed employees. This amendment to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme applies to those on maternity, paternity, adoption leave, shared parental leave and parental bereavement leave.

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Safe Working Guidelines published by BSI

BSI has published Safe Working Guidelines. The guidelines provide a framework for business owners, senior leaders, managers and workers to protect people at work from the ongoing risks related to the coronavirus. BSI plans to update the guidelines in the current weeks, based on the feedback they receive.

Please follow the links to the PRESS RELEASE and GUIDELINES documents.

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BMTA represents the interests of the measurement and testing industry in the UK and in Europe, through its representation on EUROLAB, the voice for laboratories in Europe.

BMTA will encourage you to make your views known in the standards making process, both nationally and internationally, through the Association and individual membership of relevant committees. We work to increase awareness of the measurement and testing industry, and provide training, through seminars and workshops, on topical subjects. It is a non-profit making association that is run by a Council elected by its members.

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