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Documents

Administrative Documents

A001-03 AFRAC Bylaws
A002-02 AFRAC Quality Manual
A003-02 AFRAC General Assembly Hosting Guidelines
A004-01 Guidelines for the use of the AFRAC Logo
A005-01 AFRAC Code of Ethics
A006-02 AFRAC Strategic Plan 2017-2021
A007-02 AFRAC Exco Terms of Reference
A008-01 AFRAC-APLAC Technical Cooperation Agreement
A009-06 AFRAC EXCO Work Plan 2017-18
A010-02 AFRAC Technical Committee Terms of Reference
A011-06 AFRAC Technical Committee Work plan 2017-18
A012-02 AFRAC MRA Committee Terms of Reference
A013-06 AFRAC MRA Committee Work plan 2017-18
A014-01 AFRAC-ARAC Technical Cooperation Agreement
A015-01 AFRAC-IAAC Technical Cooperation Agreement
A016-01 PAQI MoU-Feb 2013
A017-01 AFRAC-ARAC-SADCA Technical Cooperation Agreement
A018-01 AFRAC-SADCA Technical Cooperation Agreeement
A019-01 AFRAC Secretariat Responsibilities
A020-01 AFRAC MRA Council Terms of Reference
A021-01 AFRAC MRA Documents Working Group Terms of Reference


Peer Evaluators Documents
F006-01 AFRAC Declaration of Confidentiality and Impartiality
F007-02 AFRAC MRA Application Form
F008-02 AFRAC Template for Findings, AB Responses and Evaluation Teams Reactions
F009-01 AFRAC Attendance register
F010-02 AFRAC List of Witnessed Assessments Form
F012-02 Evaluation Team Performance by Evaluated AB Form
F014-02 AFRAC Witness Report
F015-02 AFRAC Performance Log for Team Member
F017-01 Evaluation Summary Report and Recommendations to the MRA Council
F018-01 AFRAC Evaluation opening & closing meeting agenda’s
F024-03 AFRAC Performance Log for Team Leader
F026-03 AFRAC Checklist for Peer Evaluation
F027-03 AFRAC Evaluation Program Template
GD002-01 AFRAC Peer Evaluators Guide
M001-02 AFRAC Policies and Procedures for a MRA among Accreditation Bodies


Forms

F002-01 Document Comments Form
F003-01 AFRAC Application for Full Membership-Aug 2012
F004-01 AFRAC Application for Associate Membership
F005-01 AFRAC Application for Stakeholder Membership
F006-01 AFRAC Declaration of Confidentiality and Impartiality
F007-02 AFRAC MRA Application Form
F008-02 AFRAC Template for Findings, AB Responses and Evaluation Teams Reactions
F009-01 AFRAC Attendance register
F010-02 AFRAC List of Witnessed Assessments Form
F011-01 AFRAC Internal Audit Report Form
F012-02 Evaluation Team Performance by Evaluated AB Form
F013-02 AFRAC Review of Application for AFRAC Peer Evaluator Form
F014-02 AFRAC Witness Report
F015-02 AFRAC Performance Log for Team Member
F017-01 Evaluation Summary Report and Recommendations to the MRA Council
F018-01 AFRAC Evaluation opening & closing meeting agenda’s
F020-01 AFRAC Record of an Appeal and or Complaint
F021-02 AFRAC Peer Evaluation Team Appointment and Mandate
F022-01 Document Review Status for the Extension of the AFRAC MRA
F023-01 AFRAC Internal Audit Findings, Responses and Reactions Form
F024-03 AFRAC Performance Log for Team Leader
F025-02 AFRAC Completeness Check Report on Application
F026-03 AFRAC Checklist for Peer Evaluation
F027-03 AFRAC Evaluation Program Template
F028-02 AFRAC Peer Evaluators CV Form


Guidance Documents
GD001-01 Guidelines for use by the Editors of AFRAC Newsletters
GD002-01 AFRAC Peer Evaluators Guide


MRA Publications

M001-02 Policies+Procedures for an MRA among ABs
M002-02 AFRAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement
M003-01 Structure of the MRA and Procedure to Extend the Arrangement


Procedures

P001-01 AFRAC Membership Admission Procedure
P002-03 AFRAC Appeals and Complaints Procedure
P003-02 AFRAC Document Control Procedure
P004-01 Joint Evaluations with other regional cooperations
P006-02 AFRAC Management Review Procedure
P007-03 AFRAC Internal Audit Procedure
P008-01 AFRAC Transfer of Responsibilities-Qualifications for Positions
P009-02 AFRAC Procedure for Adopting ILAC and IAF Documents
P011-02 AFRAC Procedure for the Selection, Training, Qualification and Monitoring the Performance of Peer Evaluators
P012-01 AFRAC Records Management Procedure


Technical Publications

TP001-01 Accreditation of NMIs by AFRAC ABs
AFRAC Simplified AB Toolkit
TP002-01 AFRAC Internal Audits for Inspection Bodies and Laboratories
TP003-01 AFRAC Guidelines on the Methods of Stating Test and Calibration


AFRAC GA Resolutions

1st AFRAC GA RESOLUTIONS-Sept 2010
2nd AFRAC GA Resolutions
3rd AFRAC GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTIONS-OCT 2012
4th AFRAC GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTIONS
5th GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTIONS – 26 SEPT 2014
6th GA Resolutions-9 October 2015
7th AFRAC GA Resolutions-30 Sept 2016
8th GA Resolutions-29 Sept 2017

Adopted ILAC/IAF Publications

AFRAC has adopted the ILAC/IAF publications listed below.  Should you wish to access any of these documents, please follow the relevant links:

A Series: Joint ILAC/IAF Publications     

These documents can be accessed at:  Joint ILAC / IAF Documents (A Series) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

  • IAF/ILAC A1:03/2017:  IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Regional Group
  • IAF/ILAC A2:03/2017:  IAF/ILAC Multi-lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of a Single Accreditation Body
  • IAF/ILAC A3:01/2013:  IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Narrative Framework for Reporting on the Performance of an Accreditation Body (AB). A Tool for the Evaluation Process
  • IAF/ILAC A5:11/2013: IAF/ILAC Multi-Lateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements (Arrangements): Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004
ILAC DOCUMENTS: 
P Series: ILAC Policy Documents

These documents can be accessed at: Policy Documents (P Series) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

  • ILAC P5:02/2016:  ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (Arrangement).
  • ILAC P8:12/2012: ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (Arrangement): Supplementary Requirements and Guidelines for the use of Accreditation Symbols and for Claims of Accreditation Status by Accredited Laboratories and Inspection Bodies.
  • ILAC P9:06/2014: ILAC Policy for Participating in Proficiency Testing Activities
  • ILAC P10:01/2013: ILAC Policy on Traceability of Measurement Results
  • ILAC P11:09/2009: Monitoring Performance of ILAC Evaluators
  • ILAC P12:04/2009: Harmonisation of ILAC Work with the Regions
  • ILAC P13:10/2010: Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Proficiency Testing Providers
  • ILAC P14:01/2013: ILAC Policy for Uncertainty in Calibration
  • ILAC P15:07/2016: Application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies

 

R Series: ILAC Rules

These documents can be accessed at: ILAC Rules Documents (R Series) International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

  • ILAC R4:05/2015: Use of the ILAC Logo and Tagline
  • ILAC R7:05/2015: Rules for the use of the ILAC MRA Mark
IAF DOCUMENTS: 
PL Series: IAF Policy Documents

These documents can be accessed at: IAF Policy Documents (PL Series)

  • IAF PL-1 2009: Code of Conduct for Accreditation Body Members of IAF
MD Series: IAF Mandatory Documents

These documents can be accessed at: IAF Publications: Mandatory Documents

  • IAF MD 1:2007:  Certification of Multiple Sites Based on Sampling
  • IAF MD 2:2007: Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems
  • IAF MD 3:2008:  Advanced Surveillance and Recertification Procedures (ASRP).
  • IAF MD 4:2008: Use of Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (“CAAT”) for Accredited Certification of Management Systems
  • IAF MD 5:2015:  Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems
  • IAF MD 6:2014:  Application of ISO 14065:2013
  • IAF MD 7:2010:  IAF Mandatory Document for Harmonization of Sanctions to be applied to Conformity Assessment Bodies
  • IAF MD 8:2015:  Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004 in Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485).
  • IAF MD 9:2015:  Application of ISO/IEC 17021 in the Field of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485).
  • IAF MD 10:2013:  Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence in Accordance with ISO/IEC 17021: 2011
  • IAF MD 11:2013: Application of ISO/IEC 17021 for Audits of Integrated Management Systems (IMS).
  • IAF MD 12:2016:  Accreditation Assessment for Conformity Assessment Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries
  • IAF MD 13:2014: Knowledge Requirements for Accreditation Body Personnel for Information Security Management Systems (ISO/IEC 27001).
  • IAF MD 14:2014: Application of ISO/IEC 17011 in Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification (ISO 14065:2013)
  • IAF MD 15:2014: Mandatory Document for the Collection of Data to Provide Indicators of Management System Certification Bodies’ Performance.
  • IAF MD 16:2015: Application of ISO/IEC 17011 for the Accreditation of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification Bodies.
  • IAF MD 17:2015: Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies.
  • IAF MD 18:2015: Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1)
  • IAF MD 19:2016: IAF Mandatory Document For The Audit and Certification of a Management System operated by a Multi-Site Organization (where application of site sampling is not appropriate)
  • IAF MD 20:2016: Generic Competence for AB Assessors: Application to ISO/IEC 17011
ML Series: IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement Documents

These documents can be accessed at: IAF Publications Multilateral Recognition Arrangement Documents

  • IAF ML1: 2016: Guidance for the Exchange of Documentation among MLA Signatories for the Assessment of Conformity Assessment Bodies
  • IAF ML 2:2016: General principles on use of the IAF MLA Mark.
  • IAF ML 4:2016: MLA Policies and Procedures for a Multilateral Recognition Arrangement on the Level of Single Accreditation Bodies and on the level of Regional Groups.
ID Series: IAF Informative Documents

These documents can be accessed at: IAF Informative Documents

  • IAF ID 1:2014: IAF Informative Document for QMS and EMS Scopes of Accreditation
  • IAF ID 8:2014: IAF Informative Document for the Transition of Food Safety Management System Accreditation to ISO/TS 22003:2013 from ISO/TS 22003:2007
  • IAF 9:2015: Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 9001:2015
  • IAF ID 10:2015: Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 14001:2015
  • IAF ID 11:2015: Information on the Transition of Management System Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 from ISO/IEC 17021: 2011

Reports

Newsletters