Category Archives: Accreditation

Accreditation issues related to the guidance on accreditation and International Standards, such as ISO/IEC 17021:2011

Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Certification Auditing/Assessment Purposes


On 4 July 2018, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) published a revised version of their Mandatory Document, MD 4:2018 on the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes. The scope of this document is for the auditing/assessment … Continue reading

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Important Further Information for Certification Bodies regarding transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001


With the well-publicised 3-year long-transition period to move to ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 9001:2015 certification comes further news that the deadline of 15 September 2018 may not be a “hard deadline” after all as announced by the IAF in previous … Continue reading

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New IAF Mandatory Document on CB control on Entities


A new IAF Mandatory Document describes additional controls for Certification Bodies to apply in relation to Entities, which support their Certification processes. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which is the global network of accreditation bodies and other organisations involved in … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 Transition Deadline Approaching


As if there have not been enough warnings about the approaching deadline to transition to accredited ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 from National Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies & Consultants, the IAF/ILAC Mid-Term Meetings 2018 enabled accreditation bodies and certification bodies … Continue reading

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Revised criteria for the transfer of accredited certification to another Certification Body


The revised IAF MD 2:2017 IAF Mandatory Document for the Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems was published on 15 June 2017 & is coming up to the application date of Friday, 15 June 2018 (the date when the … Continue reading

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Issuing of Unaccredited ISO 45001:2018 Certificates during Migration


UKAS has issued a Technical Bulletin (19 March 2018) covering the process for UKAS-accredited Certification Bodies (CB) to migrate from issuing OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018 certificates. Similarly, ANAB has issued a Heads Up onĀ ISO 45001:2018 Unaccredited Certificates, which explains … Continue reading

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ISO 45001:2018 published today (12 March 2018)


With the heightened awareness of health, safety and welfare issues, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a new standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, that will help organizations reduce this burden by providing … Continue reading

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