Category Archives: Accreditation

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

IAF Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007


In preparation for the publication of ISO 45001:2018 later on 12 March 2018, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which represents the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment, has published its “road-map” for a … Continue reading

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IAF to Establish an Database of Accredited Management Systems Certifications


As reported in an earlier post: IAF Study may lead to global database of Management Systems certificates (9 August 2016), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has been revising the set of principles of the Database, and working on further development and … Continue reading

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CONSULTATION: UK National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Providers


Under the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) Regulations 1998 (SI 1988 No.1056) (as amended), all UK ports, harbours and oil-handling facilities must submit Oil Spill Contingency Plans (OSCP) to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), or, … Continue reading

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Only ISO 14001:2015 audits from 15 March 2018


Building on report made in earlier posts (Final IAF Guidance on the transition to ISO 14001:2015 & One year to ISO 9001 and 14001 transition deadline), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has published a further communiqué arising from their recent Annual General Assembly … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Interpretation on Clause 9.4.8.3a) Available


As reported in an earlier posts (ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available & Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. This ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by … Continue reading

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Has ISO 14001:2015 stalled?


The demand for ISO 14001:2015 certification may exceed the ability of certification bodies, their auditors and independent environmental consultants to keep up with the demand in the final 11 months until 14 September 2018. Earlier in September, the International Organization … Continue reading

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One year to ISO 9001 and 14001 transition deadline


No sooner than I had penned my post “Make your move to ISO 14001:2015 this Year…” last week (14 September 2017), I received the joint International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) communique on the remaining year for … Continue reading

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