This standard specifies the requirements for the efficiency, consistent operation, andimpartiality of the accreditation centers that assess and accredit conformity assessmentbodies. Activities covered by accreditation include, but are not limited to, testing, calibration,inspection, and certification of management systems, people, products, processes, and services, providing proficiency testing, production of reference materials, and verification.
It enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world.It also helps facilitate cooperation between laboratories and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of results between countries.
It is concerned with the conformity assessment activity and has been prepared to clarify the requirements for the accreditation of technical and administrative inspection bodies. It aims to give confidence in inspection work and improve its ability to issue accurate and guaranteed reports. It is the main standard for international accreditation bodies to accredit inspection bodies and verify their technical competence, generating wider acceptance of inspection reports between different bodies.
This standard has been prepared to clarify the requirements for bodies performing auditand certification in the field of quality such as (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO/IEC27001, ISO 13485, ISO 50001, ISO 45001) facilitating the recognition of managementsystem certification to meet their specified requirement.
This standard specifies accreditation requirements for bodies certifying products,processes, and services, thereby facilitating the recognition of such bodies and the acceptance of certified products, processes, and services, ensuring they meet their specified requirements.
This standard specifies accreditation technical and administrative requirements for bodies operating certification of persons to ensure they meet their specified requirement.
This standard specifies the accreditation technical and administrative requirements for medical laboratories. It aims to give confidence in the work of medical laboratories and improve their ability to issue accurate results. It is the standard used for international accreditation bodies for the accreditation of medical laboratories and to verify their technical competence, which contributes to the acceptance of laboratory results between different bodies.
It is concerned with verifying the technical competence of the bodies granting halalcertificates, which gives the clients of these bodies confidence in the quality of services.These certificates authorize the product and prove its compatibility with Islamic Sharia sothat the product is from a legitimate source or slaughtered in the Islamic way.
ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements and the set of policies, processes, and procedures necessary to plan, implement and provide(products/services) to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. This system is concerned with the continuous improvement of the services and products provided.
ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. It has been developed to help organizations sustain their success while keeping the environment in mind.
This international standard is a set of policies and control procedures that must be implemented to confirm the existence of processes that can meet the requirements of the customer and the legislative requirements of food safety. This standard applies to organizations that participate directly or indirectly in one or more steps in the food chain.
The ISO 27001 for Information Security Management Systems is a system of information security management that can be certified, implemented, maintained, and continuously improved within practical frameworks and reduce the possibility of unauthorized access to highly sensitive or confidential information. It also manages security risks, recovering data, and minimizes security breaches.
ISO 13485 specifies quality management systems requirements for medical devices or anything related to medical supplies.It is an internationally recognized quality system and requires defining regulatory requirements, risk management, and supplier controls, as well as defining the design,manufacturing, and production processes.
This international standard consists of management systems in the field of energy. When the organization follows it through a designed framework, it guarantees continuous improvement in energy management, including providing sufficient energy and managing how to use it in the best possible way.
O 45001 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S)management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.
|Accreditation||Accreditation is the independent evaluation (SAC evaluation) of conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality and competence.|
|Conformity Bodies (CB)||Bodies approved by the Center to carry out conformity assessment, referred to as “Bodies”.|
|Conformity Assessment Activity||The legal activity of the conformity assessment body when evaluating.|
|Certification Officer||A representative of SAC who is authorized to manage all conformity assessment bodies documents.|
|Assessor||A qualified person entrusted by the Center with evaluating a conformity assessment body in a specific field requiring accreditation.|
|Evaluation Team Leader||A qualified assessor assigned by the center and given overall responsibility for assessment activities to a specific conformity assessment body.|
|Technical Assessor||A qualified assessor, appointed by SAC, who has specific knowledge and technical proficiency concerning the scope of accreditation that needs to be assessed and does it independently.|
|Technical Expert||A person appointed by SAC, working under the supervision of an assessor who provides specific knowledge or experience concerning the scope of the accreditation that needs to be assessed and does not work independently.|
|Accreditation Process||A designed, consistent and objective process whereby an accreditation officer is assigned to each applicant to assist the applicant “conformity assessment body” through application submission to granting and maintaining accreditation according to the accreditation plan|
|Accreditation Activity||Specific activities for which conformity assessment bodies seek accreditation.|
|Evaluation||A systematic, independent, documented process, carried out by the Center, to determine the competence of the conformity assessment body following international standards and/or reference documents according to the field of accreditation.|
|Accreditation decision||SAC takes accreditation decisions (granting, maintaining, expanding, reducing, suspending, and withdrawing) based on the compliance of the conformity assessment bodies with the international standard and other mandatory documents.|
|Grant Accreditation||Grant accreditation to the conformity assessment body in a specific field.|
|Maintain Accreditation||Confirm that the conformity assessment body still maintains its accreditation in its approved field.|
|Extend Accreditation||Add conformity assessment activities to the accredited field.|
|Reduce Accreditation||Cancellation of part of the accreditation scope if the conformity assessment body fails to meet the accreditation requirements, follow the accreditation rules, or voluntarily requests to reduce accreditation.|
|Suspend Accreditation||Temporary discontinuation of body’s accreditation, if it fails to meet the accreditation requirements or comply with the accreditation requirements or voluntarily requests that all or part of its accreditation be suspended.|
|Withdrawn Accreditation||including removal of the Organization from SAC website pending resolution of issue.|
|Accreditation Certificate||Accreditation status indicates a conformity assessment body is no longer accredited by SAC. This can result from a serious lack of compliance with the Standards, failure to follow accreditation regulations, or the body may voluntarily withdraw its accreditation.|
|Accreditation Field||An official document issued to the conformity assessment body in a specific field.|
|Active||List of tests or processes that have been evaluated and accredited by the center and attached to the accreditation certificate.|
|Suspended||The accreditation is valid.|
|Expired||Accreditation has been suspended at the body's request or based on SAC's decision.|
|Cancelled||Accreditation has expired and in this case it is considered withdrawn.|
|SAC Mark||A mark granted by SAC to the approved conformity assessment bodies in a specific field.|
|Neutrality/Objectiveness||When there is no conflict of interest or that these interests are resolved so that they do not negatively affect the activities of SAC.|
|Appeal||A request submitted by the conformity assessment body to reconsider any unfavorable accreditation decision related to the required accreditation status.|
|Advisory Committee||A group of people, usually volunteers, whether from or outside SAC, who meet to recommend policies and procedures for accreditation activities.|