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IECQ approves first certification body for component and services certification in nuclear sector
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IECQ, the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components, offers the IECQ Approved Process (AP) Scheme, which provides for the independent assessment and issuing of an international IECQ certificate of conformity for organizations that have demonstrated compliance with declared standards and/or specifications.

In the case of the nuclear industry, member countries of the IECQ System agreed to integrate ISO 19443 into the IECQ Approved Process (AP) Scheme.

IECQ has approved its first certification Body, the Certification Association Russian Register, which will be able to issue IECQ certificates for organizations complying with ISO 19443.

“All stakeholders will benefit from a single global approach to the assessment and certification of organizations to the International Standard ISO 19443. Users of the Scheme will be able to provide this vital independent proof of compliance with ISO 19443 to supply products and services important to nuclear safety to this energy sector,” said Steve Allen, IECQ Business Manager.

Keeping the nuclear sector safe

IECQ operational document (OD) 19443, details the application and use of ISO 19443: 2018, Quality management systems – Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 by organizations in the supply chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services important to nuclear safety (ITNS), as part of the IECQ approved process (AP) scheme.

It also covers:

• Requirements of IECQ CB staff to conduct assessments and audits to ISO 19443

• The method and system of assessment including allocated assessment days

• Other information to ensure the consistent application of ISO 19443 by IECQ CBs

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