The development and maintenance of the competence of an accreditation body in the scope of voluntary certification of products and management systems
Barbara Miareczko M.Sc.
The management system of the Centre for Certification of Products and Management Systems of CIOP-PIB underwent an annual assessment during an overview of the management and an internal audit. The resulting assessment showed the management system conformed with the requirements of the PN-EN 450001:2000 and PN-EN ISO/IEC 17021:2007 standards regarding meeting the criteria for accreditation. The activity within certification of products and management systems was also assessed annually by the management council at CIOP-PIB, which confirmed that the Instituteʼs activities conformed to the principles in the "Declaration of policy on quality". To ensure reliable and unbiased assessment in certification processes, four programmes were developed: on certification of quality management systems (PR-QMS), environment management systems (PR-EMS), occupational and safety management systems (PR-BHP) and food safety management systems (PR-FSMS). While the task was carried out, a new "Declaration of policy on the quality of the centre for certification of products and management of CIOP-PIB" was also established. Criteria of certification of the following products were also updated: high voltage insulation and protection equipment, equipment protecting the skin, protective clothing and office seats. As the scope of the certification services has been extended, a new PC-17 procedure "Assessment of compliance of occupational safety and health management systems in accordance with the requirements of OHSAS 18001" was also developed. A "Customer satisfaction questionnaire" was also developed. A questionnaire study was administered to assess the Centreʼs certification services.
Centre for Certification of Products