ISO/IEC 17020 and application of P 15

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We will be staging our events and seminars via the WebEx platform.

For details on a particular event, click on any of the links below.

During the month of October 2020, we undertook 5 webinars in the areas of Brexit-preparedness around accreditation, supply of industrial products, transportable pressure equipment, and chemicals.

Opening Address from Mr. Damien English TD


Brexit - Implications for Accreditation


Brexit – Implications for Industrial Products


Brexit - Implications for Transportable Pressure Equipment


Brexit - What you need to do if you source chemical products from the UK

Part 1

Part 2


This Webinar was held jointly with the Construction Industry Federation on October 15th 2020.

The following files were downloaded by participants of all the Ergonomics Workshops, to accompany some of the exercises:

The video clips used during the MAC Tool exercise are available here:

Practical Ergonomic Risk Assessment in Construction

Notifying hazardous mixtures to the National Poisons Information Centre

Accreditation according to ISO 20387

Biotechnology - Biobanking - General Requirements for Biobanking

Background

The ISO 20387:2018 standard “Biotechnology – General requirements for biobanking” specifies general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of biobanks, including quality control requirements to ensure biological material and data collections are produced and maintained appropriately. 

This standard is applicable to all organisations performing biobanking, including biobanking of biological material from multicellular organisms (e.g. human, animal, fungus and plant) and microorganisms for research and development. It does not apply to biological material intended for food/feed production, laboratories undertaking analysis for food/feed production, and/or therapeutic use.

Relevant EU / Irish legislation will also be applicable for any biobanks applying for accreditation.

INAB has just begun to offer accreditation in this area and will open the scheme for applicants from 1st April 2021.

INAB Biobanking Webinar

INAB hosted this information webinar for potential clients and stakeholders in the area of Biobanking on Friday 23rd April 10am to 12noon.

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This webinar was presented by HSA inspectors Patricia Murray (Senior Psychologist) & Frank Power Senior Ergonomist.

  • Speaker: Sinead Guckian (INAB assessment manager)
  • Jun 11, 2021  11:00 am

The webinar gave an outline of changes to ILAC P15. This document provides information for use by both accreditation bodies and inspection bodies on the application of ISO/IEC 17020.

This most recent revision of ILAC P15 includes updates as a result of clarification requests and the experience gained in the application of the previous version of ILAC P15 and ISO/IEC 17020:2012. It also includes guidance on the use of emerging technologies (e.g. drones, artificial intelligence) in inspection which are not addressed in ISO/IEC 17020:2012.