SNAS performs accreditation of technical activities according to the EN 45000 series, the related ISO/IEC standards, guides and application EA, ILAC, IAF documents.
(A) Accreditationin accordance with the following standards/guides:
(B) Attestation of fulfilling notification/authorization requirements(EN 45503, EA-2/17)
(C) Assessment and inspection of laboratories in the field of GLP(OECD (ENV/MC/CHEM (98)17,No.1, Directive 2004/10EC and 2004/9/EC)
(D) Accreditation abroad:SNAS performs accreditations abroad in compliance with cross-border accreditation principles EA-2/13 and EP and EC Regulation No. 765/2008 after informing accreditation body in relevant country (RR-P4).
In connection with its accreditation activity SNAS adopts international (EA, ILAC, IAF) or its own application or guidance documents. Where international application or guidance documents are available, these are implemented in the SNAS accreditation practice. SNAS application documents have been formulated by technical committees or persons possessing the necessary competence.
In relation to extending its activities, SNAS has established, documented and implemented procedures for extending its activities taking into account the demands of interested parties.
Character of SNAS ServicesIn connection with accreditation SNAS provides other following services:
SNAS experts involved in the preparation of an applicant for accreditation or providing other services incompatible with the activities of the accreditation body are obliged to declare such activities in the contract and are excluded from the assessment connected with the accreditation of the applicant.
The obligation of independence and impartiality is declared in the working contract and the SNAS Employee Declaration, which is signed by each SNAS permanent employee and Declaration of SNAS Assessor, which is signed by each assessor before being engaged in the particular case of accreditation.
Promotion of SNAS ServicesInformation on SNAS services provided is available on the SNAS Internet homepage, published in the UNMS SR official journal ”Vestník ÚNMS SR”, in the journal ”Metrológia a skúšobníctvo” and it is distributed on various occasion (e.g. at trainings, seminars or conferences organised by SNAS).
Inquiry into the Client’s Needs and SatisfactionAn inquiry into the needs and satisfaction of the clients of SNAS in the field of accreditation is an important form of feedback information for SNAS on the standard, scope and quality of the services provided.
The inquiry is organised by means of questionnaires distributed to all accredited CABs holding valid accreditation certificates, to all registered applicants for accreditation and to other subjects.
The results of the inquiry are used as one of the sources for SNAS identification of the preventive actions and for suggestions for SNAS quality program improvement.