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International Experts Gather for ISO Meeting on Conformity Assessment

10/18/2011
ANSI News

Parallel sessions were also held on five of the ISO CASCO WGs. Marcus Schmid, convenor of WG 31, spoke on the revision of the existing ISO/IEC 17020:1998, General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection. Laurent Camberou, convenor of WG 33, presented on ISO/IEC Technical Specification (TS) 17022, Conformity assessment - Requirements and recommendations for the content of a third-party audit report on management systems. Christian Priller, convenor of WG 29, spoke about ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems and the future ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services. Christian Priller on behalf of Ian Cleare, Convenor of WG 32, presented the revision of ISO/IEC Guide 67, Conformity assessment - Fundamentals of product certification. Cynthia Woodley, convenor of WG 30, updated attendees on revisions to ISO/IEC 17024, Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. [see related news item]

Kevin McKinley, ISO Deputy Secretary-General, paid tribute to Mr. Peyrat for his contributions as ISO CASCO chair; his term will come to an end on December 31, 2011. He will be succeeded by Lane Hallenbeck, vice president for accreditation services at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). [see related news item]

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