According to ISO, an inspection is:
An examination of a product, process, service, or installation or their design and determination of its conformity with specific requirements or, on the basis of professional judgment, with general requirements (ISO/IEC 17000 definition).
Inspection bodies are engaged to carry out these inspections on behalf of:
The objective of inspection is to provide the client with information regarding the conformity of the inspected items with specifications, which may be contained in regulations, standards, inspection schemes or contracts. Inspection can be used by clients to measure the compliance of products or systems with quality, safety, and fitness for purpose requirements.
UAF provides ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation to organisations performing the following types of inspection, surveys and risk assessments:
Bodies offering inspection services, if seeking UAF accreditation, must meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 – Conformity assessment—Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.
If you are interested to apply for UAF Accreditation of your Inspection Body in accordance with ISO 17020, please send an email at email@example.com to request the following documents for Accreditation.
Please read Accreditation requirements for Inspection Bodies and other guiding documents in the publication area.