In this section you will find all relevant promotional material for EA. The materials include press material for customers, end users, Government and Commission Officials. The EA also provides a range of brochures (including a ‘Guide to EA) which can be downloaded.
ILAC Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17011:2004
Following the initial publication of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 Conformity Assessment – General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, IAF, ILAC and ISO issued a Communiqué in November 2004 and a Press Release in December 2004. For more information, please download the Joint-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17011:2004 and its press release.
ILAC Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17025:2005
The Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on the Management Systems Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, was originally issued on 18 June 2005. The Communiqué was revised in January 2009 to refer to ISO 9001:2008 rather than ISO 9001:2000. It was produced to relieve the confusion caused by the perception that accredited laboratories do not operate a recognised quality management system. The Communiqué should be read in conjunction with the covering letter dated 8 January 2009. For more information, please download the Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and its Cover Letter.
ILAC Communiqué on ISO 15189:2012
The initial Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO 15189 accreditation was originally issued in 2009 to reinforce the fact that medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2007 Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence, do operate a recognised management system. The Communiqué was revised in January 2015 to refer to the 2012 edition of ISO 15189. For more information, please download the joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué .
To get clarifications on the relationship between ISO 9001:2008 and the management system requirements of ISO 15189:2012 for accredited medical testing laboratories, please download the press release ISO, ILAC and IAF streamline quality management requirements for medical laboratories
ILAC Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020:2012
The Joint IAF-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation was issued in 2013 to reinforce the fact that inspection bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for the operation of bodies performing inspection, do operate a recognised management system. For more information, please download the Joint-ILAC-ISO Communiqué on ISO/IEC 17020:2012