Apr 07, 2020 Last Updated 4:58 PM, Jan 9, 2020

Important Check list Assessment of PT participation by CABs

1 Is there clear recognition of CAB of the importance of ILC and PT to Quality Assurance?

2 Is there a PT participation plan?

3 Is there provision to review the plan in response to changes in staffing, methodology, instrumentation etc?

4 When was the most recent participation?

5 Who was the PT provider?

6 Is this provider accredited?

7 If not, is there any indication of their proficiency in delivering this PT program?

8 What were the results of the labs participation?

9 If there were adverse results, how did the CAB respond to these results?

10 If accredited did the CAB’s inform JANAAC of poor performance in PT program?

11 How did they treat with recent test results and reports sent to clients?

12 Did the CAB develop appropriate Corrective Actions (CAs) to these adverse results?

13 Were these CAs implemented?

14 If not, is there a timetable for implementation?

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Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17011:2017

    JANAAC is currently in transition to the new ISO/IEC 17011:2017 standard. As such, all our accredited CABs and new applications will be informed in a timely manner of any accreditation requirements which may be affected. Please contact JANAAC for further information or clarifications.

    Notice of Transition to
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017

    ILAC, in consultation with ISO, has agreed on a three-year period for laboratories that demonstrate conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, to make the transition from ISO/IEC 17025:2005, to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version of the standard. A communique has been issued in this regard. JANAAC, in keeping with this communique, requires its accredited laboratories to make this transition by November 30, 2020. After this date, accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will no longer be valid. During this transition period, both revisions of the standard are equally valid and applicable. Testing and calibration laboratories may continue to submit applications for accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard up to December 31, 2018, in which case, initial assessments must be conducted by March 31, 2019. After December 31, 2018, JANAAC will no longer be accepting applications for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. After March 31, 2019, all assessments (initial, re-assessments and interim assessments, including scope extensions) will be conducted using the revised standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2017. If the date of reassessment or interim on-site assessment (surveillance) occurs before Nov 30, 2020, and after December 31, 2018 the laboratory will be assessed against the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard, in accordance with international practice. All accredited and applicant testing and calibration laboratories are required to purchase a copy of the revised standard at the earliest opportunity and to commence the transition process. Please contact JANAAC for any further information and clarification required.