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Following serious consideration by the Board of Advanced Certification Limited (a UKAS Accredited company under reference 8872), a decision has been reached to cancel the operating agreement between Advanced Certification and Fusion Certification.
Between 1st January 2016 and 1st January 2019 Fusion Certification and Advanced Certification Limited had an operating agreement in place. This agreement required Fusion Certification to act in accordance with the Processes and Procedures of Advanced Certification in order for Advanced Certification to be able to issue UKAS certificates to companies audited by Fusion Certification.
This means that, as of 1st January 2019, Fusion Certification is not authorised by Advanced Certification to undertake any activities in the name of Advanced Certification Limited.
For clients that have previously been serviced by auditors form Fusion Certification, the impact of this decision on your certification is as follows:
The certificate(s) issued to you show both a Re-Audit due date and also an Expiry Date
The Re-Audit due date is the date at which the 3-year re-certification audit is due
The Expiry date is the date that your current certificate expires.
Advanced Certification will not be re-issuing your certificate in 2019 and so the expiry date is the date that your current UKAS accredited certificate(s) expire.
The Quality Manager of Advanced Certification will shortly write to all clients providing further information on the impact upon them.
Advanced Certification has been advised by UKAS that we are now an accredited body for ISO 45001:2018 as well as OHSAS 18001.
Advanced Certification Limited were audited last week as part of the ongoing works by UKAS and SSIP to bring into being an UKAS Accredited sector scheme for OHSMS Accredited Certification Bodies.
we are pleased to announce that we have been recommended for accreditation upon completion of the UKAS pilot programme in January 2019 following an audit with no non-conformity having been identified by UKAS
Advanced Certification is pleased to announce, following a final decision review by the UKAS decision makers, that our Scope of UKAS Accreditation for ISO 14001 has been extended to include a number of new areas, specifically:
EAC 8 - Publishing Activities
EAC 9 - Printing Activities
EAC 14 - Rubber Products
EAC 17 - Metal Products
EAC 19 - Electronics
EAC 22 - Automotive components
This is the result of a significant programme of witnessed audits and enables Advanced Certification to operate across a wide range of industries with UKAS accreditation to support this.
Advanced Certification would like to Thank Milvale Ltd, Innospec Ltd and H Case & Sons Ltd for their support and allowing UKAS attendance at audits
Advanced Certification has successfully passed the first hurdle in updating our accreditation for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems to include ISO 45001:2018
UKAS Senior Assessment Manager Leanie Du Toit issued an Assessment Timeline confirming that the documentation submitted by AC to UKAS was suitable and sufficient to progress to document review, with this review due to be carried out on the 16th and 21st May 2018.
Should this review result in no further actions being required by AC then it is anticipated that updated accreditation would be granted in June 2018
The AC Migration Policy for clients seeking to move from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 can be found here
Advanced Certification Limited hosted our inaugural International Conference in London over the week of the 23rd April 2018. Delegates attended from Europe, Middle East, Central and South East Asia.
Keynote speaker James Gibb (Technical Director of Advanced Certification) gave an in-depth analysis of the new ISO 45001:2018 standard, as well as introducing the new online database to the global network.
The conference provided a perfect opportunity for international networking and provided an excellent environment for developing the competencies and capabilities across all AC offices.
UKAS carried out a witness audit of AC Operations Director (Adrian Barnard) on the 12th April at Electo (South West) Limited of Bridgwater.
The much anticipated ISO 45001:2018 standard was published today.
The changes from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 mainly address the new Annex SL structure for all ISO Management system standards with additional changes in the following key areas:
Advanced Certification will be hosting a number of seminars on the ISO 45001 standard over the next few months including a Saturday event at the Brightside Cricket ground on the 11th August.
More details on the Migration process can be found here