ISO 17020:2012 - INSPECTION BODY
What is ISO 17020?
ISO 17020 conformity assessment requirements for the operation of varied sorts of bodies performing inspection are developed so as to create confidence within the inspection bodies.
Accreditation to inspection bodies may be a procedure by which an authoritative body provides formal recognition of technical competence for specific inspection, supported third-party assessment supported ISO 17020:2012 standard.
This international standard ISO 17020:2012 is drafted in accordance with the principles given within the ISO Directives.
Benefits of ISO 17020:2012
Who can be Certified ISO 17020:2012?
Who can issue this Accreditation?
Document required for ISO 17020:2012
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of ISO 17020:2012
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.
The implementation process is described below:
Application to Accreditation Body
Implementing Management System
Year on Year
Provide guidelines and better control for maintenance of kit, preservation of inspection records, etc. Establish confidence of management and customers on results also as reports and increase customers trust also as market share.
IAS accredits inspection agencies to ISO/IEC Standard 17020. This accreditation process involves an assessment of the agency’s competence for performing inspections and the consistency of their inspection activities.
ISO 17020 is the international standard “for organizations carrying out inspection activities” and “was deemed more appropriate than ISO/IEC 17025 for crime scene examinations”. UKAS explained that “accreditation of crime scene examination is not mandatory but is recognised as capable of ensuring that crime scene