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news from 2015

New version of Specific Accreditation Protocol about Construction Products Regulation (CPR) - system 3) (Dutch)

28-12-2015

Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-L003 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation "Construction Products Regulation (CPR) - system 3)". This SAP serves as a practical supplement to Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on December 23rd, 2015.

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New accreditations December 2015

22-12-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in December 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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New brochures ILAC

18-12-2015

ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) has revised the following brochures:

  • Why use an Accredited Laboratory
  • How Does Using an Accredited Laboratory Benefit Government and Regulators
  • The Advantages of Being Accredited
  • The ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement
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New accreditations November 2015

27-11-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in November 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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New version of explanatory document T032 about the implementation of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015

16-11-2015

This explanatory document describes the RvA policy and practices concerning the implementation of the ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.

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New accreditations October 2015

30-10-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in October 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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New version of Specific Accreditation Protocol about certification of persons (general)

26-10-2015

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-C014 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Accreditation of certification of persons (general)”. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to Policy Rule BR002 and was amended on October 26th, 2015.

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Transition ISO 9001:2015

16-10-2015

IAF (International Accreditation Forum) en ISO (International Organization for Standardisation) confirm that the formal publication date for ISO 9001:2015 is 15 September 2015.

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New accreditations September 2015

05-10-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in September 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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New version accreditation protocol EMAS

15-09-2015

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-C013 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Verification and validation in accordance with EMAS Regulation (EC 1221/2009)”. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to Policy Rule BR002 and was amended on September 15th, 2015.

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New accreditations August 2015

28-08-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in August 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New accreditations July 2015

03-08-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in July 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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EA MLA annual report 2014

02-07-2015

The new EA MLA Annual Report (2014) is published.
 

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Resolutions EA General Assembly May 2015

26-06-2015

On May 27th and 28th the European coorperation for Accreditation (EA) held it's 35th General Assembly.

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New accreditations June 2015

26-06-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in June 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New version of explanatory document T025

08-06-2015

This explanatory document T025 describes the way in which accredited tests, and any associated sampling, can be stated on the scopes of RvA-accredited testing laboratories.
 

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Annual Report ILAC MRA 2014

04-06-2015

The ILAC MRA 2014 Annual report has been published and is available from the ILAC website.

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Public Report 2014 RvA

04-06-2015

RvA has published her Public Report over 2014. Printed reports will be distributed in the near future, but we are happy to present the digital version to you in PDF.

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New accreditations May 2015

29-05-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in May 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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World Accreditation Day 2015

13-05-2015

June 9th 2015 will mark World Accreditation Day 2015 (#WAD2015) which focuses on the support accreditation provides in the delivery of health and social care.
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New version of Accreditation Protocol about certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

12-05-2015

The document SAP-C006 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “certification of  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems according to BS OHSAS 18001”. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to Policy Rule BR002 and was amended on April 27th 2015.

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New version of explanatory document about EN-ISO/IEC 17025:2005

11-05-2015

This explanatory document T015 sets out details of how the RvA deals with a number of criteria appearing in EN-ISO/IEC 17025:2005, a standard drawn up for all testing and calibration laboratories and not exclusively for accreditation purposes. In addition, a number of criteria are explained as a way of harmonising the application.

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Changes in RvA Policy Rules BR002 and BR003

11-05-2015

Policy Rule BR002 describes the RvA policy concerning the accreditation of bodies which carry out conformity assessment activities. Policy Rule BR003 describes the RvA policy on the definition of scopes for the different types of accreditation.

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RvA Transition policy towards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

01-05-2015

In response to the upcoming publications of new versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (with expected publication dates around September 2015) and the publication of IAF ID9 and ID10 (IAF Informative Document on Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 respectively, the RvA has determined its transition policy.

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New version of the Accreditation Protocol for Food Safety Management Systems

01-05-2015

The Specific Accreditation Protocol for the certification of food safety management systems (SAP-C001) describes the considerations of the RvA relating to the assessment of food safety management systems. This protocol is amended as of the 24th of April 2015.

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New accreditations April 2015

30-04-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in April 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New EA logo

22-04-2015

The European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) is getting a new logo in 2015, the year during which EA is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

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New accreditations March 2015

27-03-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in March 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Changes in the RvA policy rules BR004 en BR005

23-03-2015

The RvA has recently changed two policy rules, BR004 and BR005. Below, a summary of the most important changes.

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New website about the value of accredited conformity assessment for governments

20-03-2015

A new website is launched that illustrates the value of accredited conformity assessment in the public sector. The website is based on case studies from around the world in key policy areas.

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New accreditaions February 2015

27-02-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in February 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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ISO, ILAC and IAF streamline quality management requirements for medical laboratories

16-02-2015

Medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2012 (a sector-specific technical competence and management system standard) are recognized as meeting the management system principles of ISO 9001:2008.

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Vacancy Manager Lead Assessors

29-01-2015

RvA has a vacancy for a Manager Lead Assessors.

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New accreditations January 2015

23-01-2015

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in January 2015. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Fees 2015

09-01-2015

On November 21st 2014, the RvA board has determined the RvA fees and charges for 2015.

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