IAF has published eight new and revised publicly available documents since the last edition of the IAF Newsletter. IAF documents are available free of charge in the Publications area of the IAF website.
IAF MD 5:2019 Determination of Audit Time of Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
(Issue 4, issued 07 May 2019, application from 07 May 2020)
This document is mandatory for the consistent application of the relevant clauses of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for audits of quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety management systems. All clauses of ISO/IEC 17021-1 continue to apply and this document does not supersede any of the requirements in that standard.
IAF MD 11:2019 IAF Mandatory Document for the Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems
(Issue 2, issued 17 January 2019; application from 17 January 2020*)
This document is mandatory and provides requirements for the application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the planning and delivery of audits of integrated management systems and, if appropriate, the certification of an organization's management system(s) against two or more sets of audit criteria/standards.
IAF MD 17:2019 Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies
(Issue 2, issued 07 May 2019, application from 07 May 2020)
This document is mandatory for the consistent application of the relevant clauses of ISO/IEC 17011:2017 Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.
IAF MD 22:2019 Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS)
(Issue 2, issued 07 May 2019; application from 07 May 2020)
This document is mandatory for the consistent application of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for the accreditation of Certification Bodies providing certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS).
*A ballot is currently in progress to extend the application date until 17 January 2021.
Documents for General Information:
IAF-ILAC-IEC Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the revised MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC, and IEC. The original MoU was signed by Randy Dougherty, the then Chair of IAF, Daniel Pierre, the then Chair of ILAC, and Aharon Amit, the General-Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of IEC, on 29 October 2010 at a ceremony in Shanghai, China. An initial update to the MoU was signed in October 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The most recent update to the ILAC-IAF-IEC MoU is the November 2018 version.
IAF Public Document Responsibility – January 2019
This document lists the IAF Main Committee responsible for each publicly available IAF document.
IAF Representatives, Liaisons, and Contacts – January 2019
This document lists the IAF representative(s) and liaison(s) to external committees and organizations, and the contact information for individuals in those committees and organizations.
IAF Overview (Presentation) – January 2019
This PowerPoint presentation contains information on IAF, including its objectives, benefits, structure, current status of the IAF MLA and on use of the IAF MLA Mark.