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To gain accreditation, an inspection body must be fully conversant and comply with the relevant standard; 

ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity assessment - Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection

JOINT ISO-ILAC-IAF COMMUNIQUE

JOINT IAF-ILAC-ISO COMMUNIQUE ON THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS OF ISO/IEC 17020:2012, CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT – REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPERATION OF BODIES PERFORMING INSPECTION

Relevant EA / ILAC publications:

 ILAC-P10:01/2013ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results
ILAC-P15:07/2016Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies
ILAC-G19:08/2014 Modules in a Forensic Science Process

For all available EA / ILAC publications please see the publications pages of their websites. 

 

Guidance in interpreting the standard has been published under international agreements and adopted by UKAS.

UKAS has also published or adopted other publications concerned with specialised aspects of inspection. Even if a publication is applicable to only part of an inspection body’s activities, compliance with the requirements in the publication is still mandatory.

Inspection bodies (including applicant IBs) and assessors/auditors must read the UKAS Publications List (M4) , which can be accessed via the Publications home page, to check for publications with which they have to comply.

 

UKAS Publications:

E1General Principles for the Assessment of Inspection Bodies by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (Edition 3, August 2009)

Inspection Recommendation and Guidance Publications:

RG 0Guidelines on the competence of personnel undertaking engineering inspections (Edition 2, July 2007)
RG 1Accreditation for In-Service Inspection of Power Presses and Other Specified Machines and their Safeguarding Systems (Edition 3, October 2009)
RG 2Accreditation for In-Service Inspection of Pressure Systems/Equipment (Edition 4, January 2010)
RG 3Accreditation for In-Service Inspection of Transportable Pressure Receptacles (Edition 3, July 2010)
RG 4Accreditation for the Inspection of Local Exhaust Ventilating (LEV) Plant (Edition 3, June 2009)
RG 6Accreditation for In-Service Inspection of Lifting Equipment (Edition 3, July 2010)
RG 7Accreditation for Inspection Bodies Performing Non-Destructive Testing (July 2001)
RG 8Accreditation of Bodies Surveying for Asbestos in Premises (Edition 4, February 2015)
RG 9Accreditation of Bodies Undertaking Legionella Risk Assessment Activities (Edition 2, February 2015)
RG 101Accreditation for the Inspection of Electrical Equipment and Installations in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (July 2001)
RG 102Accreditation for the Inspection of Non-Public High Voltage Electrical Systems (July 2001)
RG 103Accreditation for the Inspection of Electrical Equipment in Quarries (Jan 2002)
RG 105Accreditation for the Inspection of Low Voltage Electrical Installations and Associated Electrical Equipment (Jan 2002)
RG 201Accreditation of Bodies Carrying out Scene of Crime Examination (Edition 2, August 2015)

 

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