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Positive result Peer Evaluation RvA 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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RvA prepares for future activities


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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RvA extends IAF signatory status


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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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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RvA contributes to expertsession FHI


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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EA MLA rapport 2017!

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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RvA- Lead assessor elected vice-chair key committee EA


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


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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Peer Review RvA


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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