An audit visit of EA experts to the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine

Within the framework of work towards the recognition by European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) an audit visit of EA experts to the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine (NAAU) took place from 30th of March till 3rd of April 2009.

The members of the EA audit team were Mr. Albert Musa (SINCERT – Italian accreditation body) and Mr. Alfred Lichota (PCA – Polish accreditation body).

The main objective of this visit was to conduct an audit of the national accreditation system, as well as the activity of NAAU for the conformance to the requirements of the international standard ISO/IEC 17011 (General requirements for the accreditation body accrediting conformity assessment bodies).

Within this audit, the EA experts observed the inspection surveillances in two bodies for certification of management systems (Bureau Veritas Certification Ukraine and IQC “Pryrost”, Inc.) for the conformance to the international standard ISO/IEC 17021, as well as UkrNDINK’s body for certification of NDT personnel for the conformance to the international standard ISO/IEC 17024.

Upon the results of the audit, the EA experts provided the report for further improvement of NAAU’s activities in light of future signing of multilateral agreement (MLA).