Title: Guidelines on Auditing Test Bodies
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102296
ISBN: 978-92-79-59813-5
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27995 EN
OP LD-NA-27995-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102296
DOI: 10.2790/480498
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is a new tool enabling the verification of the performance claims put forward by developers of innovative environmental technologies. The EU-ETV programme, launched in 2011 by DG-ENV, is supported by Technical Working Groups (TWGs), one for each technology area active under the Pilot programme. These TWGs are chaired by the JRC and composed by Commission Invited Experts and by Experts representing the Verification Bodies with the overall aim to harmonise and exchange good practices. Under ETV, verifications are based on tests performed by test bodies. The credibility and reliability of ETV depend, amongst others, on the qualifications of the test body and its ability to perform properly the required tests and generate reliable results. To assess this, verification bodies may have to perform an audit of the test body. This document provides guidance to help Verification Bodies to evaluate whether such audit is needed, what should be the scope, and how to carry out in practice. This document, adopted on the on the 06/06/2016 by the TWGs, is a guidance document, with the meaning given in the General Verification Protocol of the EU ETV pilot programme (version 1.2), Section A.II.4.3. It has been produced by the EU ETV Technical Working Groups, chaired by the JRC, under the auspices of DG Environment. This document is part of deliverable 2.1.5 under the Administrative Arrangement 070307/2011/630755/F4 between DG ENV and JRC (ref JRC No. 32937), “Scientific and technical support for the implementation of the EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot programme” (second amendment).
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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