Please be informed that since February 18th, 2019 Mr. Martins Ozolins (Deputy director of LATAK) has been appointed as the Acting Director of the State Agency “Latvian National Accreditation Bureau”.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. M.Ozolins by phone: +371 67370122 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

18.02.2019.

8.10.2018.

European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA), based on the results of EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) audit, passed a positive decision on retention of the LATAK status of an EA MLA signatory.

LATAK, the National Accreditation Body of Latvia, remains an EA MLA signatory in the fields of Calibration, Testing (including Medical Examinations according to ISO 15189), Inspection, Product Certification, Management Systems Certification, Certification of Persons and GHG Validation and Verification.

The next EA MLA audit is scheduled in 4 years – in year 2021.

More infomation read here - EA website.

2.05.2018.

2017 was an intensive year for EA and I’m very proud to conclude it with the publication of this new EA annual report. In this report we will give you facts and numbers and highlight the numerous projects in which the EA Members and the secretariat have been actively involved.

Summarizing all the actions managed in 2017 proved to be a complex exercise as EA Secretariat and EA Members were so dedicated and effective to ensure their fundamental mission: provide confidence in accredited conformity assessments results in support of European and global economies.(..)

Read more here

05.06.2018.

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have published a document that sets out the outcomes that are to be expected as a result of accredited management systems certification. The intent is to promote a common focus throughout the entire conformity assessment chain in order to achieve these expected outcomes and thereby enhance the value and relevance of accredited certification. The document sets out a high-level overview into what an organization should expect from the certification process, but also what it should not.

Certification bodies are encouraged to download and share with prospective clients.

https://www.iaf.nu/upFiles/CASCO_Expected_Outcomes2018final.pdf

Information from www.iaf.nu

20.04.2018.

9 June will mark World Accreditation Day, a global initiative, jointly established by IAF and ILAC, to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. The theme of World Accreditation Day 2018 focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world.

Providing a safe working environment should not be seen as a regulatory burden, but as a way to:

   - reduce costs
   - lower employee absence and turnover rates
   - suffer fewer accidents
   - lessen the threat of legal action
   - protect reputation for corporate responsibility among investors and customers
   - increase productivity through a healthier and better motivated workforce

Accreditation is the independent evaluation of these conformity assessment bodies against recognised standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their integrity, impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government departments, businesses and wider society can therefore have confidence in the calibration and test results, inspection reports and certifications provided.

More information here

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