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This section is your one-stop information shop on the services PAB provides. This also has a link on who gets accredited and how to be accredited.

PAB has three divisions:

Laboratory Accreditation Division

Laboratory Accreditation Division

The Laboratory Accreditation Division (LAD) handles the accreditation schemes for inspection bodies, testing including medical Laboratories and Calibration Laboratories. This Division assesses testing laboratory and inspection body based on different international standards, which sets out the basic requirements for the competence to carry out specific type of tests, inspection, measurement and/or calibrations. It maintains compliance by PAB to the ILAC and APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) based on ISO/IEC 17011, APLAC MRA 001 and other relevant requirements.

The Laboratory Accreditation Division (LAD) offers the following accreditation schemes:

Accreditation of Testing and Calibration Laboratories - determines through assessment the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories based on the requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17025 and specific technical requirements relevant to a field of testing or calibration.
 Accreditation of Inspection Body Accreditation of Inspection Body - determines through assessment the technical competence, independence and impartiality of organizations that carry out specific inspection activities based on the requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17020.
Accredtitation of Medical Testing Bodies  Accreditation of Medical Testing Laboratories - determines through assessment the conformance to essential elements based on PNS ISO 15189 of medical laboratories to demonstrate the quality and competence of their services, as well as to consistently deliver technically valid test or "examination" results as the are known in the standard.

 

Management System Accreditation Division

The Management System Accreditation Division (MSAD)  awards certificate of accreditation to certifying bodies that have been assessed and found to have complied with applicable ISO standards; undertake accreditation schemes for Management System Certification, Product Certification, and other emerging accreditation schemes; and ensure that the accreditation procedures are in accordance with the international standards and guidelines in order to achieve international recognition.

The Management System Accreditation Division (MSAD) offers the following accreditation schemes:

Management System Accreditation iconAccreditation scheme for Management System of Certification Bodies:

➣   Quality Management System (QMS)

This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of certification bodies providing PNS ISO 9001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021, PNS ISO/IEC TS 17021-3 and IAF Mandatory Documents.

➣   Environmental Management System (EMS)

This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of certification bodies providing PNS ISO 14001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021, PNS ISO/IEC TS 17021-2 and IAF Mandatory Documents.

➣   Food Safety Management System

This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of certification bodies providing PNS ISO 22000 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021 - 1 and PNS ISO/ TS 22003.

➣ HACCP based Food management System
This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of certification bodies providing HACCP certification based on the general requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 - 1.

➣  Information Security Management System
This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of certification bodies providing PNS ISO/IEC 27001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021-1 and PNS ISO/IEC 27006.

➣   Energy Management System
This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of certification bodies providing PNS ISO 50001 certification based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17021-1 and PNS ISO 50003.

Product Certification 

  Accreditation scheme for Product Certification Bodies:

  This scheme evaluates the technical competence, consistency and impartiality of product certification bodies, based on the general requirements of PNS ISO/IEC 17065 Applicable Certification Scheme  Requirements and IAF Guidance Documents.

 

Promotion and Documentation Division

The Promotion and Documentation (PD) Division promotes accreditation activities; extend technical assistance to trade and industry sectors through training programs; conduct training for assessors to strengthen their capability to do assessment work; make information on accreditation schemes available to institutions, organizations, business and individuals concerned; and ensure that all information from the different regional and international fora processed, disseminated and acted upon.

PDD handles the promotion of accreditation and related activities through information campaign using various media; participation in marketing events; consultations and dialogues with stakeholders.

 

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