INAB Documents

INAB issues requirement, policy and guidance documents for all accreditation schemes. Additionally, the international organisations – European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Cooperation (ILAC) issue mandatory and guidance documents directly applicable.

Title Doc. No. Issue Date
Assessor contract template (0.54 Mb)
C-Assessors S-A 25/6/2021 
Terms and Conditions for Engagement of Assessors (0.72 Mb)
C-Assessor-T&C 8/7/2020 
Title Doc. No. Issue Date
INAB Fee Schedule (0.65 Mb)
FeeSched-1 1/3/2021 

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1/3/2021 
Title Doc. No. Issue Date
Classification - Construction Material Testing (31.3 Kb)
ST4CRM 6/7/2021 
Classification - Heat,Temperature & Humidity (23.21 Kb)
ST10CRM 30/9/2019 
Accreditation to ISO 14065:2013 Greenhouse gases – requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other recognition (0.64 Mb)
GD05 28/2/2019 
Classification - Acoustic & Vibration Testing (14.85 Kb)
ST1CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Biological & Veterinary Testing (32.31 Kb)
ST2CRM 6/7/2021 
Classification - Certification of Persons - Notified Body (14.05 Kb)
ST24CRM 6/7/2021 
Classification - Certification of Persons Bodies (18.45 Kb)
ST13CRM 25/3/2021 
Classification - Chemical Testing (24.61 Kb)
ST3CRM 6/7/2021 
Classification - Electrical Testing (21.44 Kb)
ST17CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Forensic Science (23.6 Kb)
ST14CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Inspection - Notified Body (13.62 Kb)
ST20CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Inspection Bodies (23.29 Kb)
ST9CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Laboratory - Notified Body (14.57 Kb)
ST22CRM 1/10/2019 
Classification - Management Systems Certification - Notified Body (13.55 Kb)
ST21CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Management Systems Certification Bodies (34.1 Kb)
ST7CRM 26/5/2020 
Classification - Mechanical Testing (28.17 Kb)
ST5CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Medical Testing (75.72 Kb)
ST6CRM 6/7/2021 
Classification - Metrology Calibration (24.52 Kb)
ST8CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - NDT Testing (14.3 Kb)
ST18CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Optical Testing (20.15 Kb)
ST16CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Product Certification - Notified Body (13.48 Kb)
ST23CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Product Certification Classification (19.85 Kb)
ST12CRM 7/1/2021 
Classification - Radiometry Testing (13.66 Kb)
ST19CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Reference Materials Producers (24.46 Kb)
ST15CRM 30/9/2019 
Classification - Verification GHG Body (22.11 Kb)
ST11CRM 30/9/2019 
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) – Compliance Monitoring Programme (0.88 Mb)
GLP Manual 6/7/2021 
Guidance on CAB establishment in Ireland for the purpose of accreditation (0.54 Mb)
GD03 30/9/2019 
Guidance on Consultants Contracts for ISO 15189 laboratories and assessors (148.73 Kb)
GD01 31/5/2018 
Guidance on How do I apply for a Flexible Scope? (0.54 Mb)
CRM-FS-20 20/11/2020 
INAB Assessment Procedures (0.94 Mb)
P7 6/7/2021 
INAB Customer Charter (0.91 Mb)
GD06 3/6/2020 
INAB guidance on assessment planning (0.64 Mb)
GD04 6/7/2021 
Interpreting INAB Scopes of Accreditation (0.73 Mb)
CRM FS-14 6/7/2021 
New Applicants – Applying for Accreditation using the INAB CRM (0.77 Mb)
CRM-FS-24 31/1/2020 
Title Doc. No. Issue Date
Accreditation for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) testing (0.63 Mb)
NF27 15/1/2021 
Accreditation of Clinical Audiology Services to ISO 15189 (0.86 Mb)
NF25 1/4/2020 
Brexit and British standards for construction materials testing (0.61 Mb)
NF34 1/1/2021 
CAB Bulletin (0.88 Mb)
NF28 6/7/2021 
Determination of the radiation effect in the temperature mapping of temperature controlled enclosures (0.5 Mb)
NF35 6/7/2021 
Notification of INAB Scopes of Accreditation and End of Waste Regulations (87.87 Kb)
NF7 1/6/2013 
Notification on Accreditation Queries Functionality in CRM (228.4 Kb)
NF26 2/4/2020 
Notification on Implementation of EA-2/17 M:2020 (1.89 Mb)
NF31 11/2/2021 
Notification on the implementation of ILAC P15:05/2020 (499.04 Kb)
NF32 29/3/2021 
Notification on Transition Planning ISO 26006 Amd 2020 (0.63 Mb)
NF33 7/4/2021 
Notification Policy on Witnessing Activities and Scope Management for CBs and VBs (88.39 Kb)
Policy on Witnessing Activities & Scope Management for CBs & VBs 17/12/2013 
Notification to INAB Applicant and Accredited Cetification Bodies on Regulation 333/2011 (40.22 Kb)
Notification to Applicant and Accredited Certification Bodies on Reg 333/2011 3/10/2011 
Notification: Change to Procedure - Not Receiving Evidence for Minor Non Conformities (247.7 Kb)
NF14 21/6/2018 
Press Release Joint Communique ISO 15189 (16.77 Kb)
ISO ILAC IAF Press Release Joint Communique on ISO 15189 5/11/2009 
Quick guide on the INAB approach to remote assessments (0.53 Mb)
NF23 6/7/2021 
Transition arrangements for PSA 74:2019 (493.43 Kb)
NF22 24/2/2020 
Transition plan for ISO 22000:2018 (339.23 Kb)
NF18 20/6/2019 
Transition to ISO 17021-1 2015 (247.56 Kb)
Transition to ISO 17021-1-2015 1/3/2016 
Title Doc. No. Issue Date
Accreditation of Reference Material Producers (0.58 Mb)
PS21 31/8/2018 
Assessment and accreditation of Opinions and Interpretations using ISO 17025:2017 (0.66 Mb)
PS28 6/7/2021 
Code of Conduct for Assessment Visits (0.81 Mb)
PS8 7/1/2021 
Evaluation of Conformity Assessment Schemes (0.68 Mb)
PS18 6/7/2021 
Flexible Scope of Accreditation for ISO 17025 and ISO 15189 Testing Laboratories (0.73 Mb)
PS11 6/7/2021 
Guide to Method Validation for Quantitative Analysis in Chemical Testing Laboratories (ISO 17025) (0.65 Mb)
PS15 31/3/2019 
INAB Policy on Annual Reporting by Certification Bodies for Risk-Based Assessment Planning (0.62 Mb)
PS7 6/7/2021 
INAB Policy on Impartiality (0.54 Mb)
PS26 6/7/2021 
INAB Policy Statement on Mechanisms of Feedback to INAB (185.84 Kb)
PS25 30/4/2020 
INAB Policy Statement on Scope Format for Calibration Laboratories (0.78 Mb)
PS27 6/7/2021 
Minimum Verification Requirements for ISO 17025 and ISO 15189 Testing Laboratories (339.13 Kb)
PS24 6/7/2021 
Policy for accreditation of Point of Care testing (POCT) (0.54 Mb)
PS31 30/4/2020 
Policy for accredited organisations undertaking work in an area which is regulated by legislation (0.5 Mb)
PS12 31/10/2018 
Policy for Laboratories Performing Tests on Biological Agents (0.62 Mb)
PS3 6/7/2021 
Policy for the accreditation of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques (0.54 Mb)
PS29 31/10/2019 
Policy on assessment of quality system documentation and data in an electronic environment (0.63 Mb)
PS14 6/7/2021 
Policy on laboratory refurbishments/renovations, the movement of accredited testing equipment, and new laboratory equipment (ISO17025 & ISO15189) (0.56 Mb)
PS32 23/12/2020 
Policy on legal entities (0.53 Mb)
PS30 14/7/2020 
Policy on Measurement Traceability (0.72 Mb)
PS5 8/7/2020 
Policy on Performance Reports (0.51 Mb)
PS4 6/7/2021 
Policy on Proficiency Testing (0.63 Mb)
PS1 31/10/2018 
Policy on provision of accredited testing and calibration services in INAB accredited laboratories (0.75 Mb)
PS23 6/7/2021 
Policy on the accreditation and assessment of multi-site and cross-border conformity assessment bodies (0.73 Mb)
PS19 14/7/2020 
Policy on Unannounced Visits to INAB Accredited Organisations (0.5 Mb)
PS6 6/7/2021 
Policy on Witnessing Activities and Scope Management for Certification and Verification Bodies (0.87 Mb)
PS22 6/7/2021 
Policy Statement on scope format for testing laboratories accredited to ISO 15189 (0.67 Mb)
PS35 6/7/2021 
Policy Statement on Scope Format for Testing Laboratories accredited to ISO 17025 (0.67 Mb)
PS34 6/7/2021 
Principles for the Assessment and Accreditation of Sampling Methods (0.61 Mb)
PS17 31/10/2018 
Submission of Documentation in advance of an INAB assessment visit (0.68 Mb)
PS10 6/7/2021