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ISO/IEC 17065

KS Q ISO/IEC 17065 STATISTICS - Based on KAS Accreditation

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Product Certification
Bodies

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES FOR ISO/IEC 17065

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The development of system for product certification body. - procedure , quality manual and forms that comply with ISO/IEC 17065(KAS)

 
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Conducting of Internal Audits.

Internal audits should verify that the body complies with ISO/IEC GUIDE 65 and with internal technical and quality procedures. Internal audits are also an excellent preparation for external assessments and can help to continually improve the quality system. The body should have a procedure and a schedule for internal audits. Internal audits can either cover the whole body and all elements of the quality system at one specific period of time or can be divided into several subsections. The audit program should be managed by the quality manager.

 
3

The Management Review.

There should be a schedule and procedure for periodic management reviews. Recommended review frequency is once a year. The management review should include a discussion about the outcome of recent internal audits and external assessments, corrective and preventive actions, results of proficiency testing, and any recommendations for improvements. Management should decide on follow-up activities. These activities should be monitored for effectiveness.

 

KASKorea Accreditation System (KAS) is a national accreditation body established in 2001 within the framework of Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) which is a governmental body under the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE). The Administrator of KATS serves as the Head of KAS. KAS provides accreditation for product certification bodies in the fields of electric apparatus, gas appliances, renewable energy equipments, metals, ceramics, metals, chemicals and plastics which are not subject to the current mandate. KAS joined PAC MLA in July 2007 and IAF MLA in October 2007 for products

Applicant organization is required to submit the following documents to the head of KAS

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Document stating the relationship between the Certification Bodies and the certification user, and a copy of contract

 
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Representative Agreement signed by the representative of the applicant

 
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The field and scope of accreditation desired specified in the Korean Standard Industrial Classification Code

 
4

Incorporation register book, which confirms that the applicant is the third party organization

 
5

Adequate agreement certificate which contains information on the responsibility incurred arising out of the operation or activities of the applicant (including liability insurance policy, etc.)

 
6

The general features of the applicant organization (title, address, legal status, organization structure and major activities, etc)

 
7

The job description records of the human resources related to the certification works, which include internal and external certification assessors

 
8

Document proving the ownership of relevant certification mark (for example: a trademark certificate issued by the Commissioner of Korea Intellectual Property Office, etc.)

 
9

Mark and label to be used in certified products

 
10

The copy of brochures, promotional materials, pamphlets or other published materials to promote or explain relevant certification work.

 
11

Certification record of relevant mark and the list of certified products which includes the information on the manufacturers and sellers of relevant products

 
12

List of relevant standards and a copy for each standard

 
13

List that contains the relationship and identity of the organizations which carry out the part of relevant work including test, examination and/or assessment on behalf of the applicant

 
14

Documents specified in Clause 2 of Article 18 of the Requirements on Accreditation and Surveillance of Product Certification Bodies

 
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Document containing detailed description of relevant procedures including sampling, test level and acceptance criteria, etc.

 
16

List of testing equipments required for performing accredited activities

 
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Document explaining the public features of relevant certification activities and their necessity for customers

 
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Quality manual and procedures of applicant organization

 
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Document proving that the applicant had received consulting on certification and technology

 
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Results of internal audit and management review

 

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