About ISO/IEC 17020:2012
Who should get ISO/IEC 17020:2012 certification?
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Consultation Approach
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Process Step by Step
01 /What is ISO
International Standardization for Organizations (ISO) is an independent body which issues certificates to company’s assuring that the product, service, or system in question meets specific requirements as per their standards.
02 /What is certification body?
Certification Body is a third-party company contracted to assess and evaluate the system of the organization to the requirements of the appropriate standard and issue a certificate based on conformity to an organization.
03 /What is accreditation body?
Accreditation body is the organization which serves as third party recognition of competence and performs specific task such as testing, sampling, calibration, inspection and certification of product, process, service, management system, person, or an organization by ensuring that the certification body, testing laboratories, inspection agency and other conformity assessment bodies meet the established standard and compliance with codes of conduct.
04 /What does IAF mean?
International Accreditation Forum is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel, and other similar programmes of conformity assessment.
05 /What is ISO/IEC 17020?
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 is the international standard which provides requirements for the competence of bodies performing Inspection and for the impartiality & consistency of their inspection activities.
06 /What is Inspection?
Examination of a product, process, service or installation or their design and determination of its conformity with specific requirements or, based on professional judgment, with general requirements. The inspectors determine whether the item or material is in proper condition and of the right quantity.
07 /How many types in inspection body?
Inspection is the conformity assessment either based on defined or general requirements. In connection with accreditation, inspection bodies are classified into three different types, A, B and C. The type is specified based on the interdependence between the inspection body and the target of the inspection.
08 /What is type A inspection body?
An inspection body providing third party inspections shall meet the type A requirements.
09 /What is type B inspection body?
An inspection body providing first party inspections, second party inspections, or both, which forms a separate and identifiable part of an organization involved in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, use or maintenance of the items it inspects, and which supplies inspection services only to its parent organization (in-house inspection body) shall meet the type B requirements.
10 /What is type C inspection body?
An inspection body providing first party inspections, second party inspections, or both, which forms an identifiable but not necessarily a separate part of an organization involved in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, use or maintenance of the items it inspects, and which supplies inspection services to its parent organization or to other parties, or to both, shall meet the type C requirements.
11 /What are the benefits of ISO/IEC 17020:2012?
An ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accredited inspection body has a definite advantage over competitors and good image of inspection body as quality inspection bodies in worldwide market. It helps to enhanced effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency in the overall Inspection bodies operation, it provides guideline and better control for maintenance of tools, it saves time and money due to decrease or removal of the require for re-inspection. It extends confidence in Inspection data and of personnel performing work. Greater control of procedures and activities throughout Inspection bodies. It provides International recognition and credibility.
12 /What is certification process of ISO/IEC 17020:2012?
Certification is being issued by the Accreditation body after assessing and auditing the accreditation system of the organization as per the conformance of the requirements of the standard. Accreditation process stages are like acknowledgement of application, initial review of the application, application and documents review, Pre-assessment, onsite audit, Technical review report and granting of accreditation certification for inspection body.
13 /Do we have to appoint Quality Officer?
No, you will not be required to appoint a Quality Officer. However, it is recommended to appoint someone as the Management Representative (MR) who will assist the consultants & take the responsibility of getting the organization certified by successful project completion.
14 /What is cost of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 registration and certification?
The cost of the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Accreditation standard is depending on the organization size, complexity, technical scope, and the number of schemes and standard that the body wishes to be accredited for.
15 /What else can you help us with?
We can provide you with:
- We provide ISO/IEC 17020:2012 document template tool kit.
- We can provide in-house and online training for ISO/IEC 17020:2012.
- Advice and guidance throughout the entire process to achieve ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation.
16 /How long will it take to get accreditation system certification?
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation certification is an ongoing process, it is not merely a single event because once certified, that certification needs to be maintained and renewed by complying with the international standard requirements. However, depending on the size and complexity of the organization it could take between 1-3 months of time to achieve the initial certification.
17 /What is the latest version of ISO/IEC 17020:2012?
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 is the latest version. ISO/IEC 17020:1998 was the previous version.
18 /What will you do for us for achieving ISO/IEC 17020:2012?
We will establish the project, provide training, develop document, and implement the project throughout the process but it is important that your organization runs the project.