ISO 17020 Quality System for Inspection Bodies

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ISO 17020 Quality Manual  

If you wish to document an ISO 17020 quality system yourself, you may purchase our  "Customize It Yourself" Quality Manual for only $340.  This manual will save you months of documentation time, significantly reducing your costs.

This ISO 17020 Quality Manual also meets ISO 9001:2008 requirements.  It includes 22 associated procedures and 32 forms, which you customize specifically for your needs.  We will also send you download links for free accreditation guidance documents and document management software.     

Best of all, due to its unique design, your manual can be uploaded to your company web site and viewed through a web browser or any Smartphone with an internet account.  You can collaborate with your customers, suppliers, and team members anywhere in the world.  


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ISO 17020:2012 Accreditation Kit


The ISO 17020:2012 Accreditation Kit for only $750.00 includes the following products: 

A pre-written quality manual, including 22 associated procedures, 32 forms/checklists, and a work instruction template for documenting examination/test instructions

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Suggested implementation plan which can be modified to your needs

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VQC Advisor is a computer-based training/advisory program that provides you with an overview of key ISO management system requirements and then advises on the best way to customize your documentation to satisfy those requirements.

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What is ISO 17020?

ISO 17020  is an internationally recognized standard that applies to inspection bodies.  Its complete title is "ISO/IEC 17020:2012, Conformity assessment -- Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection".   The standard specifies requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspection and for the impartiality and consistency of their inspection activities.  It applies to inspection bodies of type A, B or C, as defined in ISO/IEC 17020:2012, and it applies to any stage of inspection.   

There are many types of activities that can be classified as “inspection”.  The following are a few examples: design inspection, fabrication inspection, product inspection, installation inspection, crime scene investigation, forensic inspection, commissioning inspection, in-service inspection, environmental and regulatory inspection, expediting, witnessing, consignment verification, quantity surveying, modelling and classification inspection, inspection of processes, etc. 

What are the benefits of compliance? 
  • Marketing advantage - increased business

  • Improved efficiency and profitability

  • Increased customer satisfaction

  • Consistent quality and timely delivery of services

  • Improved control of processes 

  • Improved performance from suppliers

  • Responsibilities of personnel clearly defined

  • Documented system provides useful reference

  • Lower error rates and operating costs

  • Improved control during periods of change or growth

  • Improved records in case of litigation

  • One quality system to meet multiple customer quality requirements

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