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evaluation for conformity by measuring, observing, testing, or gauging the relevant characteristics as required by a specification or standard

a) inspection body

inspection body is an organization that may be organized as a part of a testing laboratory and/or functional arm of the certification body that performs initial inspections of a manufacturer's or producer's operations, including any subsequent surveillance procedures that may be required

b) inspection body (third-party)

inspection organization that possesses the necessary technical competence to perform initial inspections and/or audits and subsequent follow-up inspections and/or audits, and is other than one operated or controlled by a manufacturer, supplier, or buyer (user) of a certified product or service in that it has no organizational, financial, or commercial involvement with the producer or buyer that might pose a potential conflict of interest

NOTE An inspection body may be the functional arm of a certification body

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 61836, ed. 2.0 (2007-12) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.7.9

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