Recent IAF Publications

IAF has published eleven new and revised documents since the last edition of the IAF Newsletter. IAF documents are available free of charge in the Publications area of the IAF website.

 

Policy Documents:

 

IAF PL 4:2018 Rules for IAF Membership Fees

(Issue 5, issued on 23 July 2018: application from 23 July 2018)

This document is for the audit and, if appropriate, the certification of management systems of organizations with a number of sites with a single management system.

 

Mandatory Documents:

 

IAF MD 4:2018 IAF Mandatory Document for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes
(Issue 2, Issued 04 July 2018, application from 04 July 2019)
The scope of this document is for the auditing/assessment of management systems, persons and product and is applicable to conformity assessment bodies and accreditation bodies. The use of ICT is not mandatory and may be used for other types of conformity assessment activities, but if used as part of the audit/assessment methodology, it is mandatory to conform to this document.

 

Procedures Documents:

 

IAF PR 2:2018 General Procedures for the Development of IAF Documents
(Issue 4, issued 23 November 2018; application from 23 November 2018)
This procedure sets out the rules for the development and approval of IAF documents.

 

IAF PR 5:2018 Procedure for Handling Applications for MoU Membership in IAF
(Issue 2, Issued 13 June 2018, application from 13 June 2018)
This document describes procedures to be followed in the processing of applications from Accreditation Bodies, Industry and Certification Body Associations, and

Regional Accreditation Groups for Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Membership status in IAF.

 

Documents for General Information:

 

IAF-ILAC-OIML Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the updated MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC and OIML. The updated MoU was signed by Xiao Jianhua, the Chair of IAF, Merih Malmqvist Nilsson, the Chair of ILAC, and Roman Schwartz, the President of the International Committee of Legal Metrology for OIML, on October 10, 2018 at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. The revised document replaces a second revision dated October 16, 2014. The original tripartite MoU was signed on October 28, 2007.

 

IAF-ILAC-World Bank Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC, and the World Bank. The MoU was signed by Xiao Jianhua, the Chair of IAF, Merih Malmqvist Nilsson, the Chair of ILAC, and John Panzer, Director, International Development Association, World Bank, on October 30, 2018.

 

IAF-ILAC-IHAF Memorandum of Understanding
Copy of the text of the MoU agreed between IAF, ILAC, and IHAF. The MoU was signed by Xiao Jianhua, the Chair of IAF, Merih Malmqvist Nilsson, the Chair of ILAC, and Mohamed Saleh Badri, the Secretary General of IHAF, on October 30, 2018.

 

Promotional Documents:

 

IAF MLA Annual Report 2017 – Sept. 2018

 

The Route to Signing the IAF or ILAC Arrangements – Sept. 2018

 

How do I Gain Confidence in an Inspection Body – Sept. 2018

 

Accreditation - Delivering Confidence in the Provision of Energy – Sept. 2018