Annual meeting with assessors (leading/technical) for evaluation of inspection bodies
The annual meeitng with assessors (leading/technical) for assessment of inspection bodies was held on November 9, 2020. The meeting was held ’’online’’ using the Cisco Webex platform.
The main topics of the meeting were the following: Guidelines for the implementation of ISO/IEC 17020 standard (ILAC-P15: 05/2020), i.e. the application of the ATS-UP42 document and the Conformity Assessment Modules in accordance with Decision no. 768/2008/ EC with special reference to the link between the mandatory document EA-2/17 M, EA Document on Accreditation for Notification Purposes and ATS-PA08, Areas of activity of ATS, Annex 1. During 2019 and 2020, the number of accredited inspection bodies has significantly increased, so the number of assessments of these bodies were extremely large. The evaluation findings and the use of assessment documents (dilemmas, problems, positive experiences) were also discussed at the meeting.
At the end of the meeting, the issues initiated by the assessors were discussed, with the aim of improving the quality of the assessment process.
Sincerely, Your ATS