NABCB Secures International Equivalence for Energy Management Systems
The National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), has secured international equivalence for its accreditation programme for energy management systems certification. It has signed the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) for its accreditation programme based on international standards ISO/IEC 17021-1 and ISO 50003.
NABCB Conducts Appreciation Programmes on Implementing ISO 45001:2018
NABCB organized a series of one-day appreciation programmes on ISO 45001:2018 on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS) on 15 September 2018 at Chennai, 22 September 2018 at Delhi and 29 September 2018 at Mumbai. The purpose of organising these programmes was to give a head start to organizations who wish to implement ISO 45001 or migrate to ISO 45001 from OHSAS 18001.
The programme was attended by industry personnel, consultants and CB personnel involved in planning, implementing, maintaining, supervising and auditing of OH&SMS. Mr Abhay Pathak, Lead Assessor, NABCB was the resource person for the programmes.
Regulators Relying on NABCB Accreditation
In its continued endeavor to get regulators in the country to accept and rely on accredited conformity assessment, NABCB has moved a step forward by signing an MoU with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), the energy regulator in India, on 28 May 2018. Under the MoU, NABCB will provide accreditation services to support BEE’s regulatory and voluntary frameworks.
The food regulator in India, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), in a gazette notification published on 7 Sep 2018, has prescribed that it will grant recognition to auditing agencies for the purpose of carrying out food safety audits that hold a valid accreditation for ISO/IEC 17020 or ISO/IEC 17021 or ISO/TS 22003 from the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) for the required food categories specified by it.
NABCB signs MoU with BEE