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news from 2018

Positive result Peer Evaluation RvA 2018

11-10-2018

In January and May 2018, a Peer Evaluation was conducted by an EA Peer Evaluation team at the RvA. The RvA has been evaluated by thirteen colleagues from other European accreditation bodies on competence, impartiality and independence. On October 3rd  2018, the EA MAC reported that the results of the Peer Evaluation were successful.

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Publication new version of specific accreditation protocol C008.

04-10-2018

The RvA has published a new version of SAP-C008 concerning the accreditation of certification of products (general). This protocol serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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New accreditations September 2018

28-09-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in September 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Publication new specific accreditation protocol C024.

19-09-2018

The RvA has published a new SAP-C024 concerning the sustainability verifications of solid biomass for energy applications. This protocol serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Publication new version of specific accreditation protocol C009.

19-09-2018

The RvA has published new versions of SAP-C009 concerning the HKZ Certification and NEN-EN 15224 certification according to NTA 8224. This protocol serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Publication new version of specific accreditation protocols C021.

19-09-2018

The RvA has published a new version of SAP-C021 concerning the certification according to EN ISO 13485 (medical devices). This protocol serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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RvA prepares for future activities

18-09-2018

Teamleiders (Lead-assessoren) van de RvA oriënteren zich bij MX3D in Amsterdam op high-performance nieuwe productietechnologie om gevoel te krijgen bij wat er voor nodig is om de kwaliteit te borgen en hoe je dat zou kunnen beoordelen.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T018 concerning acceptable traceability.

12-09-2018

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

11-09-2018

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

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Mr. Y.C.M.T. (Yvonne) van Rooy appointed as Chair of the Supervisory Board RvA

30-08-2018

A press release has been issued today regarding the appointment of Mrs. Van Rooy as Chair of the Supervisory Board RvA:

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New accreditations August 2018

27-08-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in August 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Change of Policy Rule BR010 and Regulation VR003

26-07-2018

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has recently changed policy rule BR010 and regulation VR003.
Policy Rule BR010 lists the conformity assessment activities the RvA is able to accredit for.
Regulation VR003 describes the rules for the use of RvA accreditation marks and logo’s.

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IAF TC decision concerning transition 9001/14001:2015

25-07-2018

During the mid-term IAF meeting in Frankfurt in April 2018, the technical committee of the IAF (IAF TC) has taken the following decision (Meeting and Minute reference: Frankfurt 12.7):

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New accreditations July 2018

19-07-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in Juli 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol C000 concerning the Accreditation of Certification of Management Systems (general, based on ISO/IEC 17021-1).

11-07-2018

Specific Accreditation Protocol C000 contains a brief description for the accreditation of management systems based on ISO/IEC 17021-1. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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RvA extends IAF signatory status

11-07-2018

The European Coorperation for Accreditation (EA) has been recognised by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to expand its signatory status to include Food Safety Management Systems, Information Security Management Systems Certification, Energy Management Systems and Medical Devices Quality Management Systems.

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AVG-certification

28-06-2018

Als verantwoordelijke of verwerker kunt u een AVG-certificaat aanvragen bij een certificatie-instelling die daarvoor geaccrediteerd is door de Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA).

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New accreditations June 2018

26-06-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in June 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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RvA contributes to expertsession FHI

25-06-2018

May 31, FHI (Federation of Technology branches), branch Laboratory Technology, organised its annual general meeting including an expertsessions regarding 'The new norm: chances for laboratories'.

 

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Study visit Ukraïne delegation at RvA

20-06-2018

Friday June 1, a Ukraïne delegation has visited RvA. The visit was part of a studytour of the Agricultural and Rural Development support project.

 

 

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Workshops eigen beoordeling van een schema voor conformiteitsbeoordeling

14-06-2018

Sinds 2017 heeft de RvA de werkwijze rondom de beoordeling van schema’s aangepast, zoals toegelicht in RvA document T033.

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Succesvolle conferentie: ‘Vertrouwen in een veilige, digitale samenleving’

13-06-2018

Op 7 juni jl. organiseerde de RvA een succesvolle conferentie die mede in het teken stond van Wereldaccreditatiedag 2018.  De hiervoor gekozen locatie, High Tech Campus te Eindhoven, sloot naadloos aan bij het thema en is goed bezocht door vertegenwoordigers van de belanghebbenden bij het werk de RvA .

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EA Training Peer Evaluators at RvA

11-06-2018

June 4-6 RvA hosted workshops for new Peer Evaluators for the European Accreditation Cooperation (EA).

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9 June World Accreditation Day 2018

07-06-2018

Op 9 juni a.s. is het Wereldaccreditatiedag (‘WAD’). Zoals elk jaar nemen de wereldwijde accreditatie-instanties ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) en IAF (International Accreditation Forum) op deze dag het initiatief voor een brede campagne.

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New accreditations May 2018

31-05-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Resolutions EA General Assembly

22-05-2018

On 16 and 17 May 2018, the EA General Assembly was held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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RvA's Public Report 2017 will soon be published!

03-05-2018

Publication of specific accreditation protocol C007 concerning the certification of the SHE Checklist Contractors (SCC/VCA) and the SH Checklist Temporary Employment Agencies (SCT/VCU) (Dutch).

01-05-2018

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-C007 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation for certification of the SHE (Safety, Health and the Environment) Checklist Contractors (SCC/VCA) and the SH (Safety and Health) Checklist Temporary Employment Agencies (SCT/VCU).
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on May 01, 2018.

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Vacancy Lead Assessor Medical Laboratories 15189

26-04-2018

Vanwege de groeiende behoefte aan onafhankelijke toetsing en erkenning nemen de werkzaamheden van de RvA toe. Wij zijn daarom op zoek naar een enthousiaste en betrokken Lead Assessor Medische Laboratoria 15189.

 

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Change of RvA policy rule BR003

25-04-2018

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has recently changed policy rule BR003.
Policy Rule BR003 describes the RvA policy regarding the Scope of Accreditation.

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EA MLA rapport 2017!

25-04-2018

Almost 20 peer evaluations / 150 EA assessors and more than 35000 accreditations: The European cooperation for Accreditation (‘EA’) has published it’s MLA annual report 2017. This report contains information regarding the EA MLA (Multi Lateral Agreement). The EA MLA serves as a framework to realise the objective  ‘accredited once, accepted everywhere’).

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11 World Accreditation Day 2018 - RvA Conference June 7

25-04-2018

9 June will mark World Accreditation Day ('WAD'), a global initiative, jointly established by IAF and ILAC, to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2018 focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world.

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New accreditations April 2018

18-04-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T015 concerning explanatory notes on ISO/IEC 17025.

13-04-2018

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

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol C020 (de CO2-Prestatieladder voor Ladder-CI’s) (Dutch)

13-04-2018

Specific Accreditation Protocol C000 contains a brief description for the accreditation the "CO2-Prestatieladder voor Ladder-CI’s". This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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RvA- Lead assessor elected vice-chair key committee EA

26-03-2018

During the 19th EA Horizontal Harmonization Committee (HHC) meeting on 6-7 March, Sjaak Hendriks (lead assessor RvA) was unanimously elected as HHC-vice chair. HHC is an important committee of EA and focusses on (among others) strenghtening the cooperation and harmonization between accreditation bodies in Europe

 

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New accreditations March 2018

21-03-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 First Dutch translation for Dr. Peter van de Leemput

19-03-2018

Peter van de Leemput, RvA-expert & lead assessor - acted as chair in the development of the very first version (1999) and the second version of the ISO 17025 norm for testing and calibrationlabs (2015). Peter (retired since 2016) has played a key rol in this process and was therefore honoured at the NEN-congress of March 8 where he was given the first Dutch translation of the latest version.

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Publication new version of specific accreditation protocol L002 concerning AP04 en AS SIKB 3000 (Dutch).

19-03-2018

Specific Accreditation Protocol L002 contains a brief description for the accreditation of activities in the framework of AP04 and AS SIKB 3000. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Stef Blok leaves RvA and is appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs

16-03-2018

Ed Nijpels was prepared to become acting Chairman (appointed March 7th) and in this position, he will lead the search for a new Chairman of RvA’s supervisory board.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol L001 concerning the accreditation of air measurements (Dutch)

16-03-2018

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-L001 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation of air measurements. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on February 28th, 2018.

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RvA services strenghtened: organizational structure aligned

26-02-2018

In order to optimize our services to our clients, RvA recently changed its organizational structure

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Publication new version RvA-T033

22-02-2018

Publication new version of explanatory document T033 concerning the requirements for conformity assessment schemes.

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New accreditations February 2018

21-02-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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Publication new explanatory document T049 concerning the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

09-02-2018

Explanatory document RvA-T049 sets out details of how the RvA deals with the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories).

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol I007 concerning the accreditation of final inspections after asbestos removal (Dutch)

06-02-2018

Specific Accreditation Protocol I007 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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Peer Review RvA

30-01-2018

Once every four years national accreditation bodies subject each other to intensive assessments, known as peer reviews. A peer review is undertaken by colleagues from other European accreditation bodies. They check whether the body to be assessed meets the specific criteria and use international standard ISO/IEC 17011 and European Regulation 765/2008 as guidelines during that process.

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New accreditations January 2018

28-01-2018

The table below gives an overview of the new RvA accreditations in 2018. For more information on the accreditation or the organisation, please refer to the list with all accredited bodies.

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New accreditations December 2017

04-01-2018

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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Publication new explanatory document T048 concerning the migration from BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018

03-01-2018

Explanatory document RvA-T048 sets out details of how the RvA deals with the migration from BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018.

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Publication new version of SAP-C006 concerning certification of occupational health and safety management systems (OH&SMS) in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001

03-01-2018

Specific Accreditation Protocol C006 contains a brief description for the accreditation of occupational health and safety management systems certification in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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