BMTA Newsletter BMTA Newsletter - Spring 2020 | Page 2 CONTENTS Page 2 – Editor's Note Page 3 – Meet our Newsletter Contributors Page 4 – News Page 9 – Accreditation Guidance By Wayne Terry, Chief Executive, ABCB Page 10 – Predictive Model Development by Dr Yanfeng Liang, Mathematician, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory Page 12 – Remote Auditing by James Gibb: Technical Director of Advanced Certification, Director of the Association of British Certification Bodies, and a member of the IAS Technical Advisory Council. Page 14 – Coronavirus and Calibration by Neil Morgan, Managing Director, Chamois Metrology Ltd. Page 16 – Covid-19 - Business Reactions Page 17 – Tenders Direct - ProActis Page 19 – Make UK - Coronavirus Manufacturing Monitor Page 22 – Training Courses Page 23 – Member Notices EDITOR'S NOTE Welcome readers to the Spring issue of the BMTA Newsletter The first quarter of the year hasn't been quite as expected and has brought with it challenges and difficulties of an unparalleled and exceptional nature. Contributions to this newsletter have been unsurprisingly influenced by Covid-19, and we have articles in this issue that focus on remote auditing, business reactions and how accreditations have been impacted by the virus. We have also created a new section on our website specifically for news and updates on news relating to Covid- 19. This section includes articles such as: Amended Government Treasury Direction Under the Coronavirus Act 2020 and Working Safely During Covid-19 in Factories, Plants and Warehouses. The next theme for our Summer 2020 issue is: BMTA - 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. 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. We encourage you to make your views known in the standards making process, 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. the challenges and opportunities of digitisation in the world of measurement and testing (AR, AI, VR etc) To help us provide our BMTA members with useful information we would like your help to: identify and share relevant topics; provide research on new technologies or techniques; let us know industry news; promote events and training sessions; inform us of publications you think may be of interest to your fellow BMTA members. If you would like to contribute to the next issue of the BMTA Newsletter please contact [email protected] with a brief synopsis. Equally, should your business produce any information, white papers or interviews that you would like to share, please submit this to [email protected]. To subscribe visit: