18th July 2008 - ATS will start receiving the applications for the accreditation of management system certification organisations from 15.09.2008 solely against SRPS ISO/IEC 17021:2007.
On 15.09.2006 the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) published ISO/IEC 17021 (Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems) which replaced the following guides: ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996 and ISO/IEC Guide 66:1999, and thereafter the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), in cooperation with the ISO set 15.09.2008 as the commencement date for the implementation of ISO/IEC 17021.
On 30.11.2007 the Institute for Standardisation of Serbia published SRPS ISO/IEC 17021:2007 (Conformity Assessment – requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems) which was identical with ISO/IEC 17021:2006 and which replaced SRPS EN 45012:2004 (ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996) and SRPS ISO/IEC Guide 66:2001.
Thereby the conditions were met for the ATS to start accrediting management system certification organisations against SRPS ISO/IEC 17021:2007, while on the other hand it would be obliged to ensure harmonisation of those quality management system certification organisations that had already been accredited and those environmental management certification organisations that had already been accredited with the requirements of the said standard.
In that regard the ATS has published Guide ATS-08-55-02-00, accreditation process as laid down in the new standard.
In accordance with the said Guide the ATS will start receiving the applications for accreditation of management system certification organisations from 15.09.2008 solely as per SRPS ISO/IEC 17021:2007 and will start implementing accreditation procedure in accordance with procedure ATS-11-55-00-00 – Accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies.
Accreditation can be applied for in case of the following types of management systems which would then include the requirements of the said standard:
- quality management system (SRPS ISO 9001),
- environmental management system (SRPS ISO 14001),
- food safety management system (SRPS ISO 22000), and
- information safety management system (SRPS ISO/ IEC 27001).