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Adopted ILA/IAF Publications

SADCA has adopted the ILAC/IAF publications listed below.  Should you wish to access any of these documents, please follow the relevant links:

A Series: Joint ILAC/IAF Publications 
These documents can be accessed at:  Joint ILAC / IAF Documents (A Series) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

• IAF/ILAC A1:01/2018:  IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Regional Group
• IAF/ILAC A2:01/2018:  IAF/ILAC Multi-lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Single Accreditation Body
• IAF/ILAC A3:01/2018:  IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Template report for the peer evaluation of an Accreditation Body based on ISO/IEC 17011:2017
• IAF/ILAC A5:11/2013: IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004

ILAC DOCUMENTS:
G Series: ILAC Guidance Documents

These documents can be accessed at:» ILAC Guidance Documents (G Series) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

 ILAC G26:11/2018:  Guidance for the Implementation of a Medical Accreditation Scheme

  • ILAC G27:06/2017:  Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process
  • ILAC G28:07/2018:  Guideline for the formulation of scopes of Accreditation for Inspection Bodies

 P Series: ILAC Policy Documents
These documents can be accessed at: Policy Documents (P Series) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

  • ILAC P8:03/2019: ILAC MRA supplementary requirements for the sue of the accreditation symbol and for claims of accreditation status by accredited CAB’s
    • ILAC P9:06/2014: ILAC Policy for Participating in Proficiency Testing Activities
    • ILAC P10:01/2013: ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results
    • ILAC P11:09/2009: Monitoring Performance of ILAC Evaluators
    • ILAC P12:04/2009: Harmonisation of ILAC Work with the Regions
    • ILAC P13:10/2010: Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Proficiency Testing Providers
    • ILAC P14:01/2013: ILAC Policy for Uncertainty in Calibration
    • ILAC P15:07/2016: Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies

R Series: ILAC Rules
These documents can be accessed at: ILAC Rules Documents (R Series) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

  • ILAC R4:05/2015: Use of the ILAC Logo and Tagline
    • ILAC R7:05/2015: Rules for the use of the ILAC MRA Mark

IAF DOCUMENTS:
PL Series: IAF Policy Documents
These documents can be accessed at: IAF Policy Documents (PL Series)

  • IAF PL-1 2009: Code of Conduct for Accreditation Body Members of IAF

MD Series: IAF Mandatory Documents
These documents can be accessed at: IAF Publications: Mandatory Documents

  • IAF MD 1:2018:  IAF Mandatory Document for the Audit and Certification of a Management System Operated by a Multi-Site Organization
    IAF MD 2:2017: IAF Mandatory Document for the Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems
    IAF MD 3:2008:  Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP).
    IAF MD 5:2015:  Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems
    IAF MD 6:2014:  Application of ISO 14065:2013
    IAF MD 7:2010:  IAF Mandatory Document for Harmonization of Sanctions to be applied to Conformity Assessment Bodies
    IAF MD 8:2017:  Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
    IAF MD 9:2017:  IAF MD 9:2017 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485)
    IAF MD 10:2013: Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence in Accordance with ISO/IEC 17021: 2011
    IAF MD 11:2019: IAF Mandatory Document for the Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems
    IAF MD 12:2016:  Accreditation Assessment for Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries
    IAF MD 13:2014: Knowledge Requirements for Accreditation Body Personnel for Information Security Management Systems (ISO/IEC 27001).
    IAF MD 14:2014: Application of ISO/IEC 17011 in Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification (ISO 14065:2013)
    IAF MD 15:2014: Mandatory Document for the Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of Management System Certification Bodies’ Performance.
    IAF MD 16:2015: Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification Bodies.
    IAF MD 17:2015: Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies.
    IAF MD 18:2015: Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1)
    IAF MD 19:2016: IAF Mandatory Document For The Audit and Certification of a Management System operated by a Multi-Site Organization (where application of site sampling is not appropriate)
    IAF MD 20:2016: Generic Competence for AB Assessors: Application to ISO/IEC 17011
  • IAF MD 21:2018: Requirements for the Migration to ISO 45001:2018 from OHSAS 18001:2007
  • IAF MD 22:2018: Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)
  • IAF MD 23:2018: Control of Entities Operating on Behalf of Accredited Management Systems Certification Bodies

ML Series: IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement Documents
These documents can be accessed at: IAF Publications Multilateral Recognition Arrangement Documents

  • IAF ML1: 2016: Guidance for the Exchange of Documentation among MLA Signatories for the Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies
    IAF ML 2:2016: General principles on use of the IAF MLA Mark.
    IAF ML 4:2016: MLA Policies and Procedures for a Multilateral Recognition Arrangement on the Level of Single Accreditation Bodies and on the level of Regional Groups.

ID Series: IAF Informative Documents
These documents can be accessed at: IAF Informative Documents

  • IAF ID 1:2014: IAF Informative Document for QMS and EMS Scopes of Accreditation
    IAF ID 8:2014: IAF Informative Document for the Transition of Food Safety Management System Accreditation to ISO/TS 22003:2013 from ISO/TS 22003:2007
    IAF ID 9:2015: Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 9001:2015
    IAF ID 10:2015: Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 14001:2015

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