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news from 2020

New accreditations November 2020

24-11-2020

In November 2020, one organization received a new accreditation.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T051 concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances

03-11-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T051 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances (e.g. the outbreak of the current Corona virus) affecting the RvA, accredited bodies and their customers.

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New accreditations October 2020

26-10-2020

In October 2020, one organization received a new accreditation.

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Change of RvA Regulation VR003

19-10-2020

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has recently changed Regulation VR003 regarding the use of Accreditation marks and logo's.

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Publication new version of explanatory document microbiology (RvA-T002) (Dutch)

29-09-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T002 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the assessment of microbiological activities.

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New accreditations September 2020

25-09-2020

In September 2020, two organizations received a new accreditation.

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New accreditations August 2020

31-08-2020

In August 2020, three organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication of the new ILAC-P15: 05/2020 (explanation of ISO / IEC 17020)

11-08-2020

Recently the new ILAC-P15: 05/2020 has been published (implementation date November 2021).
The changes from the previous version are limited.

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Publication of Clarification ISO / CASCO regarding NEN-EN ISO / IEC 17021-1, section 9.5.3.2

11-08-2020

Recently, ISO / CASCO has published a "Clarification" regarding the requirement in section 9.5.3.2 of the 17021-1 for applying the prescribed period for verification of the corrections and corrective actions for a major nonconformity. The reason is the current COVID-19 crisis and the limitations this entails for verifying corrections and corrective actions on location.

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New accreditations July 2020

20-07-2020

In July 2020, one organization received a new accreditation.

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Publication of new version of explanatory documents T001 (reference to reference-methods) and T049 (implementation of EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017)

29-06-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T001 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the reference to referencemethods on scopes of testlaboratories.

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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Transition periode for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 extended until June 1 2021

29-06-2020

RvA aligns with ILAC’s policy regarding the extension of the transition periode for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 until June 1 2021. 

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New accreditations June 2020

22-06-2020

In June 2020, one organization received a new accreditation.

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New accreditations May 2020

15-05-2020

In May 2020, two organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T051 concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances.

07-05-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T051 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances (e.g. the outbreak of the current Corona virus) affecting the RvA, accredited bodies and their customers.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T051 concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances.

07-04-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T051 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances (e.g. the outbreak of the current Corona virus) affecting the RvA, accredited bodies and their customers.

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Publication new version of explanatory document T051 concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances

22-03-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T051 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances (e.g. the outbreak of the current Corona virus) affecting the RvA, accredited bodies and their customers.

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New accreditations March 2020

19-03-2020

In March 2020, two organizations received a new accreditation.

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Measures related to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

16-03-2020

Publication new version of explanatory document T051 concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances

12-03-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T051 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances (e.g. the outbreak of the current Corona virus) affecting the RvA, accredited bodies and their customers.

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Change of RvA policy rules BR002 & BR011

11-03-2020

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has recently changed the policy rules BR002 and BR011.

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Publication new explanatory document T051 concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances

09-03-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T051 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the management of extraordinary events or circumstances (e.g. the outbreak of the current Corona virus) affecting the RvA, accredited bodies and their customers.
 

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

02-03-2020

RvA continuously monitors government and other external advice to assess possible risks related to the outbreak and spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19). As a result, RvA has taken, and will continue to take all necessary precautionary measures. These measures might impact assessments and meetings due to take place in affected areas.

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Publication of specific accreditation protocol C029

28-02-2020

Publication new versions of specific accreditation protocols C001, C002, C010 and C025

28-02-2020

New accreditations February 2020

21-02-2020

In February 2020, one organization received a new accreditation.

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New accreditations January 2020

24-01-2020

In January 2020, two organizations received a new accreditation.

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Publication of new version of explanatory document T040 concerning shadow assessments

08-01-2020

Explanatory document RvA-T0h40 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning shadow assessments.

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Publication of new version of specific accreditation protocol C009 (HKZ-certification and NEN-EN 15224 certification according to NTA 8224) (Dutch)

08-01-2020

Specific Accreditation Protocol C009 contains a description for the accreditation of HKZ certification and NEN-EN 15224 certification according to NTA 8224.
This SAP serves as a practical supplement to RvA Policy Rule BR002 and was amended on January 07, 2020.

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Publication specific accreditation protocols C015, C021 and C030

03-01-2020

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has published (new versions of) the following Specific Accreditation Protocols:

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