INAB COVID-19 Information

INAB continues to engage with all of our accredited conformity assessment bodies (CABs) during this time, respond to queries and provide as much advice as possible. We consult regularly with our European and international colleagues (EA, ILAC and IAF) and follow their positions with regard to accredited conformity assessments. Our own risk assessment processes are under constant review and update.

It is important during this period that end-users and the wider community can continue to rely on the services of accredited conformity assessment bodies (CABs) and therefore that INAB and the bodies it accredits continue to work together to ensure that the principles of accreditation are maintained during this extraordinary event.

 

Remote Assessments

INAB is undertaking remote assessments, where it is suitable and appropriate to do so and the CAB can facilitate

An infographic on our remote assessment process is:

Quick guide on the INAB approach to remote assessments

Information from International Organisations on Accreditation and Conformity Assessment

The following websites have information, including FAQ on accreditation, testing/calibration, inspection and certification activities during the current COVID-19 situation:

  1. https://european-accreditation.org/ 

  2. https://ilac.org/

  3. https://www.iaf.nu/

Please consult these websites regularly as they continue to be updated.

European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) information on testing of face masks - https://european-accreditation.org/coronavirus-outbreak-accredited-laboratories-for-face-masks-testing/

Information on maintaining certificates during the COVID-19 situation (CPR).pdf (size 130.6 KB)

 

INAB Accredited Bodies

The full list of accredited CABs may be found in our online Directory.

There are 2 INAB accredited notified bodies that can certify Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Satra Technology Europe Ltd

CCQS Certification Services Limited

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following questions and answers will be updated regularly and may be of some assistance. Please contact us directly if you have any other questions, either:

  1. General queries through the ContactUs section on the website.
  2. If an applicant or accredited CAB, please use the Accreditation Query function on the CRM portal.

Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19.pdf (size 545.9 KB)