Who can be accredited?
UK Akkreditering Forum Limited accreditation activities
UK Akkreditering Forum Limited provides accreditations to conformity assessment bodies (CAB). These bodies consist of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies, providers of proficiency tests and reference material producers.
A CAB may be accredited by UK Akkreditering Forum Limited if it meets the requirements of the corresponding international standards.
|Laboratories||Testing and Calibration Laboratories
|Inspection Bodies||ISO/IEC 17020|
|Certification Bodies||for Person
|for Management Systems
ISO/IEC 17065 (or EN 45011)
|Validation and Verification Bodies||ISO 14065|
|Providers of Proficiency Tests||ISO/IEC 17043|
|Producers of Reference Materials||ISO Guide 34|
Accredited once, accepted everywhere
The international harmonisation of these standards warrants that the accreditations are carried out on a global basis according to the same criteria. As a result of these harmonised standards, and thanks to international agreements, the assessment services of bodies accredited in Germany are accepted in many European and non-European countries.
This ability to overcome technical barriers to trade facilitates cross-border trade and warrants the acceptance of conformity assessments results at an international level without requiring further inspections.