This 36th meeting brought together 49 participants from 40 National Accreditation Bodies and EUROLAB, one of EA Recognized Stakeholders, in Warsaw (Poland) to deal with inspection accreditation issues.
The discussions mainly focused on the following subjects:
Implementation of ISO/IEC 17020 and the positions taken by EA-IC on its implementation: revision of ILAC-P15:07/2016 Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies was addressed. RvA delegate in the EAIC is a member of the ILAC TFG in charge. IC provided the RvA representative the Committee consolidated input to the ongoing revision of the document.
Technical Network Car Inspection: as recommended by the TN, the IC set up a sub-group of the TN. The new Convenor of the new EAIC/CITA TFG is Javier Barroso from ENAC. The TFG reported on its June 2018 meeting. Traceability of calibrations, independence and competence of the Accreditation Body Assessment teams, uncertainty in Periodical Technical Inspection (PTI) measurements and independence of PTI Centers were the key topics on the TFG table in June. Several amendments were also proposed to revise EA-5/02 EA Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC 17020 in Periodic Inspection of the Roadworthiness of Motor Vehicles and their Trailers such as adding a reference to ILAC G-27 Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process and an annex list of equipment which need traceability in the PTI scheme. It was also reported that TURKAK will nominate a member to the TFG.
Informal Leading Group for EU ETV: an update on latest development had been prepared by Pierre Henry from the European Commission
More information could be found on the official EA website HERE http://www.european-accreditation.org/The next EA IC meeting will be on 12 March 2019 in Oslo (Norway), hosted by NA.