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news from 2019

New accreditations December 2019

20-12-2019

In December 2019, five organizations received a new accreditation.

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

17-12-2019

Explanatory document RvA-T044 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the scope of accreditation for EN ISO 15189 accredited medical laboratories.

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New accreditations November 2019

22-11-2019

In November 2019, four organizations received a new accreditation.

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RvA welcomes American FDA and NVWA for knowledge exchange on accreditation

18-11-2019

On 13 November, representatives of the US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) together with representatives of the Dutch Food & Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) visited the RvA. During this visit, the FDA representatives were informed about the accreditation system in the Netherlands in general and the accreditation of the NVWA laboratories in particular.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol C018 concerning the accreditation of activities in the framework of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

08-11-2019

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-C018 contains a brief description for the accreditation of activities in the framework of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) systems 1, 1+ & 2+.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on November 8, 2019.

With the publication of this new version of SAP-C018, SAP-C019 has been withdrawn.

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

29-10-2019

Specific Accreditation Protocol C020 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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Publication new version specific accreditation protocols C000 (management system certification, general) and C004 (QMS certification - ISO 9001)

29-10-2019

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 and was changed on October 28, 2019.

Specific Accreditation Protocol C004 contains a brief description for the accreditation of quality management system certification in accordance with ISO 9001.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002 and was changed on October 28, 2019.

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New accreditations October 2019

25-10-2019

In October 2019, four organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication of new specific accreditation protocol A006 concerning directive 2014/90/EU - Marine equipment (Dutch)

16-10-2019

Specific Accreditation Protocol A006 contains a brief description for the accreditation of marine equipment certification.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol A032 concerning pressure equipment in the use phase (Dutch)

16-10-2019

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-A032 contains a brief description for the accreditation of activities concerning pressure equipment in the use phase. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on October 16, 2019.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol I005 concerning verification activities in the framework of "Regeling energie vervoer" (Dutch)

07-10-2019

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-I005 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation of  verification activities in the framework of "Regeling energie vervoer".
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and was amended on October 07, 2019.

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Publication of new version of Specific Accreditation Protocols M000 (Medical laboratory (general)) and M001 (Point of Care Testing (POCT)) (Dutch).

02-10-2019

The Specific Accreditation Protocol SAP-M000 contains a brief description for the specific area of accreditation for Medical Laboratory in general and SAP-M001 for accreditation for Point of Care Testing. These SAPs serve as practical supplements to RvA Policy Rule BR002  and were amended on October 02, 2019.

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New accreditations September 2019

20-09-2019

In September 2019, four organizations received a new accreditation.

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RvA welcomes Chinese delegation

27-08-2019

On August 26, the Accreditation Council (RvA) received a delegation from China. It was an inspiring afternoon where an introduction of eachothers organziation and an exchange of knowledge took place.

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New accreditations August 2019

23-08-2019

In August 2019, one organization received a new accreditation.

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Change of RvA policy rule BR002

15-08-2019

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has recently changed policy rule BR002.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T046 concerning explanatory notes on ISO/IEC 15189:2012 (Dutch).

08-08-2019

Explanatory document T046 describes how the RvA deals with a number of requirements of the EN ISO 15189:2012.
This standard applies to all medical laboratrories and is not only intended for accreditation purposes.
A number of reguirements is explained to harmonise the application.

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New accreditations July 2019

18-07-2019

In July 2019, three organizations received a new accreditation.

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New RvA Executive Board started!

24-06-2019

The new RvA Executive Board, Roeland Nieuweboer and Joep de Haas, started on 22 June 2019.

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New accreditations June 2019

21-06-2019

In June 2019, six organizations received a new accreditation.

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New accreditations May 2019

24-05-2019

In May 2019, eight organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T039 (explanatory document hydrobiology) (Dutch).

21-05-2019

Explanatory document RvA-T039 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the accreditation of hydrobiological tests for EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited organizations.

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Publication new versions of explanatory documents T025 concerning the scopes of testing laboratories and T049 concerning the implementation of EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

20-05-2019

Explanatory document RvA-T025 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the scopes of testing laboratories.

Explanatory document RvA-T049 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the implementation of EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

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Publication of new version of Specific Accreditation Protocol K000 concerning the accreditation of calibration

17-05-2019

Specific Accreditation Protocol K000 contains a brief description for the accreditation of calibration based on EN ISO/IEC 17025. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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Change of RvA policy rule BR002

23-04-2019

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

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New accreditations April 2019

19-04-2019

In April 2019, four organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol L006 concerning the accreditation program for sampling of solid animal fertilizers; AP06 (Dutch).

17-04-2019

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 and has been changed on April 16, 2019.

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Transition ISO 50001:2011 to ISO 50001:2018

15-04-2019

In August 2018 ISO has published the standard ISO 50001:2018 “Energy Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use” as a revision of ISO 50001:2011. In its meetings in October 2018 the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has decided about the transition arrangement for this revision.

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Publication of new Specific Accreditation Protocol (SAP) for certification of management systems for information security in healthcare according to NEN 7510-1 (Dutch)

08-04-2019

Specific Accreditation Protocol C025 contains a brief description for the accreditation of management systems for information security in healthcare according to NEN 7510-1. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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New executive board RvA!

27-03-2019

The following press release has been issued today:

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New accreditations March 2019

22-03-2019

In March 2019, nine organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication new version of specific accreditation protocol C010 concerning the Accreditation of certification based on EN ISO/IEC 27001

19-03-2019

Specific Accreditation Protocol C010 contains a brief description for the accreditation of certification based on EN ISO/IEC 27001. This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002.

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New accreditations February 2019

22-02-2019

In February 2019, six organizations received a new accreditation.

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Questions about Brexit answered

19-02-2019

With a form of the Brexit coming closer on 29 March 2019, we receive questions about what this means for accreditation. We therefore have listed the most important questions (and answers).

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Publication of new version of explanatory document T021 concerning the accreditation of sampling

07-02-2019

Explanatory document RvA-T021 sets out details of how the RvA deals with the accreditation of sampling.

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Publication of new version of explanatory document T001 concerning the reference to reference methods on the scopes of test laboratories.

30-01-2019

Explanatory document RvA-T001 sets out details of how the RvA deals with the reference to reference methods on the scopes of test laboratories.

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New accreditations January 2019

24-01-2019

In January 2019, eigth organizations received a new accreditation.

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Transition ISO 20000-1:2011 to ISO 20000-1:2018

08-01-2019

In September 2018 ISO has published the standard ISO 20000-1:2018 “Information technology - Service management - Part 1: Service management system requirements” as a revision of ISO 20000-1:2011. In its meetings in October 2018 the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has decided about the transition arrangement for this revision.

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Fees and charges 2019

07-01-2019

On 14 December 2018, the RvA board has determined the RvA fees and charges for 2019.

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