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  • Date posted: June 7, 2017

    ILAC has just published a new document: ILAC G27 - Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process. This document is intended to provide guidance on measurements carried out as part of an inspection activity for both inspection bodies and the accreditation bodies assessing inspection bodies. The key ...

     

  • Date posted: May 31, 2017

    The EA Certification Committee has now published its list of Frequently Asked Questions on the EA website. The FAQs originate from questions raised and answered at each EA Certification Committee meeting, the list will be updated as the answers to questions at subsequent meetings are finalised. It is important to ...

     

  • Date posted: May 11, 2017

    This technical bulletin is relevant to all Certification Bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17021-1 for Information Security Management Systems in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001. You may be aware that a new version of the ISMS standard has been published – BS EN ISO/IEC 27001: 2017. Please be aware that the ISO ...

     

  • Date posted: April 18, 2017

    It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. In the case of pesticides in Feed, Food and Food products the general guidance is that validation should be in line with (or equivalent to) current SANTE Guidelines (at time of writing SANTE ...

     

  • Date posted: February 22, 2017

    TO ALL CERTIFICATION BODIES DELIVERING 1SO 13485 CERTIFICATION: PUBLICATION OF NEW IAF INFORMATIVE DOCUMENT ON INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE NOMENCLATURE (IAF MDN) – IN SUPPORT OF ISO 13485 CERTIFICATION. In October 2016 IAF approved ID13 International Medical Device Nomenclature (IAF MDN) Including Medical Device Risk Classifications, Issue 1. This was published ...

     

  • Date posted: January 30, 2017

    Since Issue 4 the following sections have been updated:-[4] Asbestos Qualifications[6] Survey Reinspections[7] 4SC – ArrangementThe updated sections reflect:Removing recent operational reference to the self-declaration process relating to reinspections4SC arrangements – the addition of reporting criteria for non-licensable activities and the need to record failuresA change to accepted qualifications demonstrating ...

     

  • Date posted: January 6, 2017

    ISO/IEC 17021 accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents.CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2016

    Transition for the 2016 release of AS/EN/JISQ 9100 Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defence Organizations under EN9104-001: 2013 Aerospace Sector Scheme   The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has recently published its 2016 revision of the aerospace quality management system (AQMS) standard - 9100.  As this ...

     

  • Date posted: August 3, 2016

    EA-3/13: EA Document on the Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)  This bulletin has been published by UKAS to make interested parties aware of the publication of a new mandatory document by EA (the European co-operation for Accreditation) in June 2016: ...

     

  • Date posted: June 17, 2016

    For the attention of ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 accredited Certification Bodies:This Technical Bulletin is to raise the awareness of the clarification recently issued by ISO/CASCO regarding the interpretation of clause 5.2.4: “A certification body shall not certify another certification body for its quality management system.” The full clarification can be obtained ...