Following an intense week of peer evaluation by a team of 13 EA colleagues, UKAS is delighted to receive a positive recommendation to renew their EA MLA status. UKAS did receive a number of nonconformities, but none are of a significant nature or appear to identify any systematic risks within their system. They have, together with a number of comments, raised the opportunity for improvements.
The Summary Reported stated:
The evaluation team was impressed with the expertise of staff and the data management system quality and capabilities, UKAS’ staff knowledge of and adherence to procedures and reference documents; assessor monitoring records; strategic vision and drive; strength of the decision-making process, and also a good and complete coverage of the accreditation scopes was also appreciated. Top management is actively involved in operations and can rely on consistent data provided by the operations to take informed decisions and with an excellent and open sharing of the knowledge, supported by a comprehensive management system.