Activities on the IRSA in Izmir

On February 12-16, 2018 in Izmir, Turkey, a seminar was held on the basis of the Interregional Standardization Association (IRSA) to study the requirements and practice of applying the international standard ISO/IEC 17024.

The seminar is organized by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) with the aim of harmonizing the understanding and application of the international standard ISO/IEC 17024:2012 among the member states of the IRSA.

Specialists of standardization bodies, certification bodies and accreditation bodies of the IRSA member states took part in the seminar.

In addition to a detailed study of the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17024 standard, the participants of the seminar on February 14, 2018 were given the opportunity to study the experience of its practical application using the example of a personnel certification program for the inspection of elevators developed and applied in Turkey.

On February 15-16, 2018, the third meeting of the Council for Strategy and Business Development of the IRSA was held.

During the meeting of the Council, as a result of discussions and exchange of views, the following decisions were made with respect to:

1) consideration of proposals for draft new certification schemes for personnel for the period 2018-2020 in the area of interest;

2) draft scheme for the certification of personnel in the field of calibration (prepared by the Republic of Belarus);

3) draft program for the certification of personnel for the inspection of elevators, etc.


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