Consultation opens on UKWAS 5 Initial Revision Draft

Stakeholders can now make comment on an Initial Revision Draft of UKWAS 5.

The consultation draft has been prepared by a chamber-balanced working group reflecting economic, environmental and social interests taking full account of stakeholder input.

Working group chair, Peter Wilson, urged stakeholders to read through the draft and submit their comments by 30th April: “This Consultation Draft is just that: it presents the working group’s initial ideas on how to improve the standard. The revision working group now welcomes further comments from stakeholders and standard-users on all aspects of the draft standard”.

A further draft will then be prepared taking the feedback into account and a second revision draft will be released for a further round of consultation beginning in October.

The aim is for a new fifth edition of the UKWAS standard to be effective from April 2023.

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  • Standard-users and stakeholders should submit their input by Friday, 30th April to