Updating Methodical Guideline for accreditation: MSA - E/02

This methodical guideline discloses requirements for environmental verifiers (hereinafter, EV) according to ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 and Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (hereinafter, Regulation), amended by Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1505 and Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/2026. This methodical guideline is obligatory for employees of the accreditation body and applicants for accreditation.

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Updating Policy-57: SNAS Policy and Procedure on the Assessment of Certification Bodies Certifying Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) according to Requirements of Standard ISO/IEC 27001: 2022 in accordance with IAF MD 26: 2023

This document determines the SNAS policy and procedure on the assessment of certification bodies certifying Information security management systems according to the requirements of the standards ISO / IEC 27001-1: 2022 in accordance with IAF document MD 26: 2023, issue 2.

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Change of head of the Department of Certification Bodies and Verifiers in SNAS

We would like to inform our clients and external collaborators that on April 1, 2023, Ing. Jaroslav Remža, PhD. replaced the previous leader Ing. Gizela Pelechová.

We thank to Ing. Pelechová for her previous work for SNAS in this position and for her contribution and representation of SNAS in Slovakia and abroad. We wish much success in further building the work team and in representing SNAS to Ing. Remža, PhD.

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New Act. No 53/2023 Coll. on the accreditation of conformity assessent bodies

We would like to inform our clients, external colaborators and professional public that on February 22, 2023, was announced Act. No 53/2023 Coll. on the accreditation of conformity assessent bodies, with effect from April 1, 2023.

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Updating Methodical Guideline for Accreditation MSA-06

This methodical guideline for accreditation stipulates rights, obligations and responsibilities of the Slovak National Accreditation Service and conformity assessment bodies. MSA applies mandatory international documents.

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Updating Methodical Guideline for Accreditation MSA-05 Requirements for SNAS Assessors and Experts

The conformity assessment bodies are calibration, testing and medical laboratories, inspection authorities, proficiency test organizers, certification authorities for certification of products, management systems and persons, environmental verifiers and green-house gas emissions verifiers.

The assessors and experts play a decisive role in this area. The effectiveness and trustworthiness of an accreditation body depends on proficiency, professionalism and independence of its assessors and experts and on an effective system for their qualifications improvement, monitoring their performance and proficiency and on their evaluation.

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Updating Methodical Gudeline for Accreditation MSA-04

This Methodical Guideline for Accreditation (MSA) regulates the basic principles relating to the applicants for accreditation service (preliminary assessment, accreditation, reassessment procedure of accreditation, surveillance, witness assessment, extraordinary assessment, assessment associated with different types of attestations, accreditation for purposes of notification/authorization).

Effective from 30th of January 2023.

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Appointment of the Director of the Slovak National Accreditation Service

We would like to inform our clients that according to §12 par. 1 of Act no. 505/2009 Coll. on the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies and on the amendment of certain laws and the wording of later regulations, according to Article 6 par. 2 letters e) point 2 of the Organizational Rules of the Office for Standardization, Metrology and Testing of the Slovak Republic (IRA_ÚNMS SR_44/2020) and based on the results of the selection process, the director of the Slovak National Accreditation Service was appointed as of November 12, 2022 Ing. Štefan Král, PhD.

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