Bluesky Certification has recently completed its’ UKAS reassessment. In addition to the normal annual surveillance visit program, every 4 years we have to go through a complete re-assessment of everything we hold accreditation for. This has taken several days of auditing to complete, with 3 separate UKAS assessors reviewing our files in considerable detail, followed by additional UKAS assessors carrying out a check of the audits they had done.
Office procedures and site audits were reviewed to confirm continued compliance with ISO/IEC 17065, with the process for any certification activity or audit visit we have conducted over the past four years being potentially selected for scrutiny. The accreditation process is particularly onerous, giving real credibility to the certification that accredited certification bodies such as Bluesky provide.