Extension of the scope of ATS’s work to accreditation of certification bodies for certification of products, processes and services in the area covered by the Law on Contruction Products (Official Gazette of the RS, no. 83/2018)
Law on Contruction Products (Official Gazette of the RS no. 83/2018 from October 29, 2018) recognized the role of accreditation in the procedure of notification of a body for assessment and verification of continuity of performance, which is defined in Article 41 of the Law. It is prescribed that a body which has an accreditation certificate, meets the prescribed requirements for notification given in the law to the extent that the requirements are covered by the scope of accreditation, taking into account the procedures for assessing and verifying continuity of performance for construction products are covered by accreditation.
In accordance with the Accreditation Rules and its procedures, ATS has expanded the scope of its work to accredit certification bodies for assessment and verification of constancy of construction products performance (certification bodies for certification of products, processes and services), according to regulations adopted in accordance with the Law on Construction Products, i.e. for the assessment and verification of the continuity of product performance. The procedure of accreditation of these CABs will be carried out for the purpose of their notification of a body for assessment and verification of continuity of performace, in accordance with the Law on Construction Products, by the ministry in charge.
For the needs of accreditation in this area of conformity assessment, Guide ATS-UP 43 Criteria for accreditation and guidlines for assessment of certification bodies and verification of continuity of performance of construction products, has been prepared, and it is available on ATS website. By publishing the mentioned guide, ATS is ready to accept also applications for accreditation/extension of the scope of accreditation for conformity assessment in accordance with the regulations adopted on the basis of the Law on Construction Products.
Sincerely, Your ATS