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news from 2017

Publication new explanatory document T047 concerning the implementation of EN ISO 17034:2016 (Dutch).

19-12-2017

Explanatory document RvA-T047 sets out details of how the RvA deals with the implementation of EN ISO 17034:2016 "General requirements for the competence of reference material producers".

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Publication new version of explanatory document T043 concerning the assessment of notified bodies (Dutch).

19-12-2017

This explanatory document describes the RvA policy and practices concerning the assessment of Notified Bodies based on European Directives/Regulations.

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Peer Evaluator Refresher Trainings at the RvA

19-12-2017

December 6-7 and 14-15, RvA hosted two Refresher Workshops for Peer Evaluation Team Leaders and Team members focused on the new ISO/IEC 17011:2017 and related harmonisation issues.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T040 concerning shadow assessments (Dutch).

18-12-2017

Explanatory document RvA-T040 sets out details of how the RvA deals with shadow assessments.

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Fees and charges 2018

13-12-2017

On 27 November 2017, the RvA board has determined the RvA fees and charges for 2018.

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Revision ISO/IEC 17025 general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

07-12-2017

November 30th, the revision of ISO/IEC 17025, general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories has been published. ISO working group 44 has worked on this new document (in which also RvA participated) for the past three years.

Further information regarding the implementation thereof will follow on short notice.

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Resolutions General Assembly EA

06-12-2017

New accreditations November 2017

06-12-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in 2017. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Oud-minister drs. Stef. A. Blok benoemd als nieuwe voorzitter Raad van Toezicht

05-12-2017

Resolutions General Assembly IAF and ILAC

10-11-2017

ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) and IAF (International Accreditation Forum) held their General Assembly meeting (October) in Vancouver.

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UN-RIAS Conferentie: 'Moving the frontiers for Internal Audit’

03-11-2017

Jaarlijks organiseert de UN-RIAS, een onderdeel van RIAS  Representatives of Internal Audit Services of United Nations organisations, multilateral financial institutions and other associated intergovernmental organisations, een conferentie. Dit jaar werd de meeting van 28 tot 31 augustus gehouden bij de OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) te Den Haag. Meer dan 80 deelnemers afkomstig van ruim 50 internationale organisaties waren hierbij aanwezig.

 

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New accreditations October 2017

29-10-2017

The table below gives an overview of  the new RvA accreditations in 2017. For more information on the accreditation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies,

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Publication new version of specific accreditation protocol M001 (Dutch) and publication of new explanatory document T046 (Dutch)

25-10-2017

The RvA has published a new version of specific accreditation protocol M001 (Point of Care Testing (POCT)) and a new explanatory document T046 (Medical laboratories; explanation on the EN ISO 15189:2012).

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol L005 concerning the Accreditation of laboratory tests of asbestos (Dutch).

25-10-2017

Specific Accreditation Protocol L005 contains a brief description for the accreditation of laboratory tests of asbestos. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol I003 concerning the inspection of soil protection facilities (Dutch)

25-10-2017

Specific Accreditation Protocol I003 contains a brief description for the accreditation of inspection of soil protection facilities. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Introductiefilmpje 'Expert voor de RvA'

25-10-2017

Publication (new version) of specific accreditation protocol C010 (ISMS certification) and C023 (certification of Asset Management Systems)

25-10-2017

The RvA has published a new version of specific accreditation protocol C010 (ISMS) and a new version of specific accreditation protocol C023 (certification of Asset Management Systems).

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol I002 concerning the accreditation of Inspection based on NEN 4400 according to SNA Standards Handbook (Dutch).

18-10-2017

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-I002 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Accreditation of Inspection based on NEN 4400 according to SNA Standards Handbook". This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on October 4, 2017.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol M000 concerning the Accreditation of Medical laboratories (general).

18-10-2017

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-M00 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation of Medical Laboratories. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on October 5, 2017.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T044 concerning the EN ISO 15189 scopes for medical laboratories (Dutch).

18-10-2017

Explanatory document RvA-T044 sets out details of how the RvA deals with the scopes of medical laboratories. This explanation is applicable for the all EN ISO 15189 accredited medical laboratories or medical laboratories which have applied for or will apply for EN ISO 15189 accreditation.

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol L006 concerning AP06. (Dutch)

04-10-2017

Specific Accreditation Protocol L006 contains a brief description concerning the accreditation program for sampling of solid animal fertilizers; AP06.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol C002 concerning the Accreditation of certification of IT Service management systems based on ISO/IEC 20000-1.

04-10-2017

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-C002 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation “Accreditation of Certification of IT Service management systems based on ISO/IEC 20000-1”.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on October 03, 2017.

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New accreditations September 2017

04-10-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in 2017. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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Implementation EA-7/04: certification of Environmental Management System and compliance with legal requirements

18-09-2017

In May 2017, an update of EA-7/04 was published. This EA ‘Mandatory Document’ provides information in the relationship between a certified Environmental Management System (EMS) and the organisation’s degree of compliance with applicable legal requirements.  

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Publication new version of explanatory document T018 concerning acceptable traceability.

12-09-2017

Explanatory document RvA-T018 sets out details of the RvA policy concerning acceptable traceability.

The RvA policy is based on ILAC P10:01/2013.

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New accreditations August 2017

04-09-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in August 2017. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies

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Meldregeling

25-08-2017

Op 1 juli 2016 is de Wet Huis voor klokkenluiders in werking getreden. Deze wet heeft als doel het doen van meldingen van misstanden binnen organisaties te stimuleren, door onderzoek naar misstanden mogelijk te maken en melders van misstanden (‘klokkenluiders’) beter te beschermen. Ook de RvA is verplicht een Meldregeling te hanteren. Op 15 maart jl heeft het bestuur dan ook een Meldregeling vastgesteld.

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New accreditations July 2017

02-08-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in July 2017. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Publication of SAP-I007 concerning the Accreditation of Final inspections after Asbestos removal (Dutch)

18-07-2017

Specific Accreditation Protocol I007 (Dutch) contains a brief description for the accreditation of final inspections after asbestos removal. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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New accreditations 2017

06-07-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in June 2017. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Implementation of IAF MD 17

19-06-2017

Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocols C004 (Certification of QMS in accordance with ISO 9001) and C005 (Certification of EMS in accordance with ISO 14001).

19-06-2017

Specific Accreditation Protocols C004 and C005 contain a brief description for the accreditation of management systems based on ISO 9001 (C004) and based on ISO 14001 (C005). These SAPs should be read in conjunction with SAP-C000, only additional or deviating aspects will be listed in these SAPs. This means that some numbers in these SAPs may be missing (if all information is already contained in SAP C000).

These SAPs serve as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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EA MLA Report 2016

09-06-2017

The European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) has published her MLA report 2016.

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World Accreditation Day: June 9th 2017

09-06-2017

Theme for this year is: 'Delivering confidence in construction and the built environment'. The European co-operation for Accreditation ('EA') has made a video in which the role of accreditation is explained: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0t3mN7IYlI&feature=youtu.be

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Publication new version of SAP-C021 concerning the Accreditation of Certification of Management Systems based on ISO/IEC 13485

06-06-2017

Specific Accreditation Protocol C021 contains a brief description for the accreditation of management systems based on ISO/IEC 13485. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Vacancy Medewerker Kwaliteit en Procesmanagement

01-06-2017

Deze vacature is inmiddels gesloten.

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The Public report 2016 of RvA (English version) will soon be published

16-05-2017

RvA bij de eerste ondertekenaars EA-MLA voor ISO / IEC 17043

15-05-2017

Sinds 27 april jl is de RvA een van de twaalf accreditatie-instanties waarvan de peer-evaluatie voor deze nieuwe MLA door de EA-Multilateral Agreement Council met een positief besluit is afgerond. De ISO/IEC 17043 is de opvolger van ISO-Guide 43 en is van toepassing voor organisatoren van ringonderzoeken.

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Publication new versions specific accreditation protocols C000 (17021-1), L001 (17020 en 17025) en V001 (14065)

10-05-2017

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has published new versions of SAP-C000, -L001 en -V001.
These SAPs serve as practical supplements to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Replacement BR008 (Policy rule Complaints RvA)

03-05-2017

The Dutch Accreditation Council RvA has withdrawn Policy rule BR008.

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New accreditations April 2017

03-05-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in April 2017. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New accreditations March 2017

03-04-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in March 2017. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Change of fields of RvA-accreditation in Policy Rule BR010

30-03-2017

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has recently changed policy rule BR010.
Policy Rule BR010 lists the conformity assessment activities the RvA is able to accredit for.

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Changes concering scheme management and the evaluation of schemes (explanatory document T033 and policy rule BR012)

09-03-2017

Changes in explanatory document RvA-T033 and publication of Policy Rule BR012

Recently the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) changed explanatory document RvA-T033 ‘Explanation of the requirements for conformity assessment schemes’. This explanation is relevant for bodies which develop conformity assessment schemes (hereinafter referred to as ‘schemes’) and/or (want to) use a scheme from an external party under accreditation.
In relation with this explanatory document a new policy rule BR012 ‘Policy rule for evaluation of conformity assessment schemes’ has been published. RvA Regulation R013 ‘Regulation for the Assessment and Acceptance of Scheme Managers’ has been withdrawn.

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Publication new version of document RvA-T015 concerning explanatory notes on ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

07-03-2017

Explanatory document RvA-T015 sets out details of how the RvA deals with a number of criteria appearing in NEN-EN-ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

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New accreditations February 2017

27-02-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in February 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Change of RvA policy rule BR002

21-02-2017

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has recently changed policy rule BR002. Below, a summary of the important changes.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T025 concerning the Scope of Testing Laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025).

13-02-2017

Explanatory document RvA-T025 describes the RvA policy and the RvA procedure concerning 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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Publication new version of explanatory document T032 concerning the implementation of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.

13-02-2017

Explanatory document RvA-T032 describes the RvA policy and the RvA procedure concerning the implementation of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.

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New accreditations January 2017

31-01-2017

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in January 2016. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol M001 concerning accreditation of Point of Care Testing (POCT) (Dutch).

16-01-2017

Specific Accreditation Protocol M001 contains a brief description for the accreditation of Point of Care Testing (POCT). 
Accreditation for POCT is only possible if the organisation is accredited for ISO 15189.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Fees and charges 2017

02-01-2017

On 15 December 2016, the RvA board has determined the RvA fees and charges for 2017.

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