Assessing CRB Competence. Accreditation means: Organisation & operation is impartial and independent Impartial & independent assessment and certification Competent to do the work Office personnel & the assessment team. Assessing CRB Competence. G.2.2.1.
Organisation & operation is impartial and independent
Impartial & independent assessment and certification
Competent to do the work
Personnel of CRB to have competence to direct and manage the process
And auditors/technical experts
.“ A BIT OF HISTORY”
“A registered QMS auditor is competent to assess any quality system”
A scope extension required to undertake assessment of new client.Submit an auditors CV with “some relevance to clients scope” + some guidance notes if “shaky”.
If rejected,--submit another, and another
AN INSPECTION REGIME ! !
.“ A BIT OF HISTORY” cont’d
The 39 scopes, - wider operating opportunities for the CRB– inspection not possible, Management system and ASSURANCE/CONFIDENCE was needed.
FOCUS on CRBs management systems and control to deliver competent teams.
Management should have enough
knowledge relevant to the technical
areas in which the CRB is active.
G 3.5.5. Accreditation means,..
Management has demonstrated necessary understanding of the sector and ability to manage audits.
G.4.2.9 (IAF GD6)
G.4.2.10 (IAF GD6 )
Evaluate requirements of client.
Confirm scope of assessment
Identify assessor requirements
Select/deploy competent team
(IAF GD6 )
Management Competence to;
Select, train, monitor auditors.
Manage technical experts.
Conduct contract reviews
Review reports and decision to certify.
.CRB can deploy competent team to undertake rigorous assessments
Which ensure certified management system
delivers the end product or service.
Technical management of sector/element
Use of ‘experts’:
AB assessment of CRB
To make a judgement on accredited scope, the AB needs confidence in CB technical management of the scope.
CRB must demonstrate.
What is the process for development into new areas.
Research and development.
Designing a new service.
Verification….technical detail, competence criteria, CVs, training,records,& more records.
VALIDATION. ? ? ? How and by whom .
AB team must be competent to judge the CB
technical management for each scope of
Assess the design/development process output.
Purpose of witness assessments
The final confirmation (or otherwise) that CB
can deploy a competent team
One of the assessment tools to confirm confidence in the total process.
Any deficiencies identified should be a reflection of failure in technical management or administration arrangements.
Post audit review with team, or client.
The development process approach will work for all CRBs of all sizes, and for any “scope” full or limited.
i.e CRB applying for scope of Food Products, Beverages, and Tobacco.