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ILAC Newsletter – April 2018

The latest edition of the bi-annual ILAC Newsletter, Issue 53 – April 2018, has now been published.  The newsletter includes information on the international, regional and national updates on accreditation and conformity assessment from ILAC members and liaisons, as well as the ILAC Chair and Secretariat. Subscribe to the ILAC Newsletter now for future updates.

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Accreditation: Delivering a Safer World

World Accreditation Day 2018 focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world. To support the day, a video has been created to help celebrate the day. The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics however show that the expectation is not […]

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ILAC Welcomes SE-UZBEKACCREDITATION

The State Enterprise – Uzbek Centre for Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies (SE-UZBEKACCREDITATION), Uzbekistan, is welcomed as an Affiliate member of ILAC. We welcome SE-UZBEKACCREDITATION and look forward to working with our SE-UZBEKACCREDITATION colleagues.

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Latest revision of ILAC R1 published

As a result of a recent ballot, ILAC R1:03/2018 Management of ILAC Documents has been published. This document provides the rules and procedures for the classification and publication of ILAC documents. This now includes the need to provide a table as an Annex in ILAC documents detailing the key changes in revised documents. The latest […]

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Membership Change – AZAK

Azerbaijan Accreditation Centre (AZAK) is welcomed as an Associate Member of ILAC.  AZAK has been an Affiliate member since 5 October 2012. We welcome AZAK as an Associate Member and look forward to continuing working with our AZAK colleagues.

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Joint ILAC-OIML Assessment Procedure in the Field of Legal Metrology Revised

On 01 January 2018, the OIML replaced their Basic OIML Certificate System and the OIML Mutual Acceptance Arrangement (MAA) with the OIML Certification System (OIML-CS). The OIML-CS is a system for issuing, registering and using OIML Certificates and their associated OIML type evaluation reports for types of measuring instruments (including families of measuring instruments, modules, or families of modules), […]

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Revised Brochures Published

    The ILAC MCC and Joint IAF/ILAC CMC have reviewed a number of brochures, including: Securing testing, measurement or calibration services – The difference between accreditation and certification Benefits for Laboratories Participating in Proficiency Testing Programs Accreditation: Supporting safe food and clean drinking water Recommended guide for engaging with Government & Regulators Accreditation: Facilitating […]

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Latest revision of IAF/ILAC A1, A2, A3 & A6 Published

As a result of recent ballots, a number of IAF/ILAC A-series documents have been reviewed and approved for publication: IAF/ILAC-A1:01/2018 – IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Regional Group. The implementation period for the revised IAF/ILAC A1 is for all peer evaluations that commence from the date of […]

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ILAC Welcomes LA, Lithuania

We welcome Lithuanian Accreditation Bureau (LA), Lithuania, as a Full Member of ILAC. LA joined ILAC as an Associate Member on 19 January 2018.  As LA is a signatory to the EA MLA for the accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories using ISO/IEC 17025, medical testing laboratories using ISO 15189 and inspection bodies using ISO/IEC 17020, LA has […]

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PJLA, USA – Signatory Status

The signatory status of Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc (PJLA), USA, has been extended to include inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available here.

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