Information on document ILAC-P15: 05/2020

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Information on document ILAC-P15: 05/2020

ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) published a new version of the document ILAC-P15: 05/2020 Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies containing the criteria for the accreditation of inspection bodies on May 22, 2020.

This document contains information for the application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012, Conformity assessment-Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing the inspection. It is used in the process of assessment of inspection bodies by accreditation bodies, but also as a document containing information for inspection bodies concerning the application of the reference standard. The deadline for its application is November 2021.

In this regard, ATS has prepared document ATS-UP42, Guidelines for the implementation of ISO/IEC 17020, which is a translation of the ILAC-P15: 05/2020. According to the action plan, ATS shall commence using the document in the assessments of inspection bodies, as of  September 1, 2020.

Sincerely, your ATS