RusAccreditation sums up its monitoring and judicial activity for August-September 2017

October 12, 2017

232 inspections of the accredited entities were conducted by the Federal Service for Accreditation during two months:

  • 172 inspections related to assessment of methods used to remove noncompliance with the accreditation requirements revealed during the surveillance and reassessment. As a result of these inspections, 87% of cases associated with such nonconformities were resolved.
  • 39 inspections were based on complaints about suspected infringement of accreditation laws by the accredited entities;
  • 21 inspections were conducted to assess the fulfilment of orders issued earlier by the relevant order service.

As a result of the inspections, violations were detected in the activities of 32 accredited entities and orders were issued to resolve the infringements identified.

For the infringements identified during the inspections, decisions were taken to suspend the accreditation of 22 accredited entities, including three certification bodies, 12 testing laboratories, one organization accredited in the ensuring of the uniformity of measurements, 4 organizations accredited for the right of project documents review.

The examples of the most common violations committed by certification bodies:

  • Violation of the procedure of certification activities, specifically in the inappropriate performance of additional inspection of certified products (OOO  “Novosibsertificaciya+”);
  • Unreasonable issue of conformity certificates based on test protocols in which there were no test results for all mandatory indicators (OOO  “SCDS”);

Testing laboratories:

  • Absence in the place (places) of the accreditation activity (OOO  “Gradient”; OOO  “Industrialniy diagnosticheskiy centr”; OOO  “Electortest”; OOO  “Khimtest”; OOO  “Mekhanika”);
  • Partial absence in the place (places) of the activity in the scope of accreditation of measuring and testing equipment for testing according to the approved scope (OOO  “MebelGard”);
  • Failure to submit data about issued test and measurement reports, specifying the date and equipment number to the Federal Service for Accreditation (OOO  “MebelGard”, OOO  “Industrialniy diagnosticheskiy centr”; OOO  “Electortest”; OOO  “Khimtest”; OOO  “Mekhanika”.

The accreditation of 24 entities was discontinued:

  • 9 entities due to the nonfulfilment of the previously issued order (for certification bodies OOO  “Akadem Test” - certificate RA.RU.11АД32, OOO “Gradient” - certificate RA.RU.11АБ84, Research and Development Center OOO   “PromTekhStandart” - certificate RA.RU.10АД09, for testing laboratories OOO  “Gradient” -  certificate RA.RU.21МБ37, Research and Development Establishment OOO   “Seysmozaschita” - certificate РОСС RU.0001.21ГС04, and accredited entities OOO  “Electrotekhnoservis” - certificate RA.RU.310511, OOO  “Magadan-Test” -  certificate RA.RU.11АВ23, ООО  “Centr bezopasnosti truda” -  certificate RA.RU.517789, ANO Research and Development Center  “TEKHNOPROGRESS” - certificate РОСС RU.0001.11МН04);
  • 15 entities due to non-removal of the nonconformities identified during the surveillance and reassessment.

During the covered period, 126 judiciary acts were passedto bring the perpetrators to the administrative liability.

The decision of cassation instance upheld the decision of the court of first instance and the decision of the court of appeal to refuse to satisfy the claim of ООО  “Laboratoriya avtomobilnykh razrabotok” to recognize the order on removal of identified nonconformities and the order of RusAccreditation  “On suspending the accreditation of limited liability company  “Laboratoriya avtomobilnykh razrabotok”, accredited as testing laboratory, accreditation certificate No. RA.RU.21АД02, in respect of the full scope of accreditation” as illegal.

The decision of the court of appeal upheld the decision of the court of first instance to refuse to satisfy the request of ООО  “Samarskiy CIS” to recognize the order of RusAccreditation dated 02.12.2016  “On completion of the competence verification procedure and suspension of accreditation of the limited liability company  “Samarskiy centr ispitaniy i certificacii””, the order of RusAccreditation dated 02.12.2016  “On refusal to extend the accreditation scope of the limited liability company  “Samarskiy centr ispitaniy i certificacii”.

At the same time, based on the inspections conducted at ООО  “NPO ForKab”, ООО  “Gradient”, ООО  “Khimtest”, ООО  “Electortest”, and ООО  “Industrialniy diagnosticheskiy centr”, the facts that some testing laboratories were not present at the registered place of accreditation activity were established, testing laboratory ООО  “MebelGard” had no testing and measurement equipment in the place of accreditation activity in accordance with the approved scope of accreditation. Established facts demonstrate a violation of the requirements of Technical Regulations of the Customs Union of products conformity assessment activity.  

All information about conformity declarations and conformity certificates, certification bodies that issued and registered declarations and certificates using testing laboratories protocols of ООО  “Gradient”, ООО  “NPO ForKab”, ООО  “Khimtest”, ООО  “Electortest”, ООО  “MebelGard”, and information about the manufacturers and importers who used these protocols, can be found herein below.  Products accompanied by the relevant conformity certificates are potentially dangerous and can cause harm to life and health of the citizens.