New Instruments of State Control in Accreditation on INNOPROM–2019

July 12, 2019

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On July 10, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Accreditation Oleg Maltsev presented a report at the conference on “Security Aspects in Construction. Experience and Development of the Safe Cable Project” during the 10th-anniversary international industrial exhibition INNOPROM–2019 in Yekaterinburg.

Oleg Maltsev noted that RusAccreditation was the first of the authorities to switch to the register model of public service rendering and the first to successfully apply the risk-based approach to government control. At the same time, RusAccreditation’s success in conducting state control, which is evidenced by the results of its activities in 2018, is associated, among other things, to the introduction of the register model.

RusAccreditation specialists analyze the publicly available information, including that contained in the Federal Government Information System of the Federal Service for Accreditation, and determine the market sectors where the risk of gross violations is high and intervention is required. They identify signs of violations of the accreditation criteria by an accredited conformity assessment bodies (CABs) using risk indicators, then a task is assigned to consistently monitor the accredited CABs’ activities, and subsequently, they conduct an unscheduled inspection.

A total of 1,697 unscheduled inspections were carried out last year. At the same time, all the inspections performed upon the use of risk indicators showed 100% efficiency. A suspension of accreditation of certification bodies and testing laboratories is, in its essence, a tool for ensuring the lawful conduct of accredited CABs, who are also being sent warnings about this inadmissibility of violating the established requirements.

Oleg Maltsev introduced to the audience new regulatory instruments obtained by RusAccreditation to execute state control.

The Deputy Head stressed that RusAccreditation focuses on preventive measures to forestall violations of mandatory requirements. The shortcomings identified during the inspections are an opportunity to reconsider the approach and adjust the processes.

In 2019, RusAccreditation intends to increase the proportion of control measures using the risk-based approach to 90% and to introduce immediate monitoring procedures.