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Mission: the accreditation of inspection bodies in compliance with the ISO/IEC 17020 standard.
The inspection bodies play a major role in terms of the safety of goods and persons. They operate in many areas of inspection: electrical installations, dangerous machinery, hoisting, welding, pressure vessels, agri-food, health, environment, technical construction inspection, tourism, currently covered by accreditation (cf. document INS INF 06).
The accreditation procedure consists in assessing the organisational and technical provisions put in place by the body to perform the inspections. In order to be able to assess the competence of the body, the accreditation procedure also provides for observation of the inspectors performing the inspections at the client site.