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We are Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS), the national accreditation body of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our accreditations establish confidence in the work of testing, inspection and certification bodies whose assessment services are required in many sectors of the economy. With an accreditation, we confirm that these organisations can perform their work competently and in accordance with the requirements of internationally applicable standards, legal bases and relevant rules. That is our legal mandate. With our accreditations, we help to make products, processes and services safer and to simplify trade in Europe and around the world – in the interests of the nation and the economy, of protecting society and the environment.
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With the newly established Expert Council, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) is moving away from the former fixed structures in a more flexible and future-oriented way of working.
DAkkS would like to sincerely thank its clients, assessors and committee members for the good and trusting cooperation in 2022. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful start to a healthy and prosperous 2023.
The National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) have now begun a close collaboration on the practical introduction of such machine-readable calibration certificates (DCCs) with a digital national emblem.
The members of the DAkkS Supervisory Board elected Bernd Kowalski as their new Chairman at the meeting on 1 December 2022.
DAkkS has successfully completed the regular on-site evaluation undertaken by the European accreditation organisation (EA).
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) welcomed a delegation from the Dutch accreditation body Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) to a joint working meeting in Berlin.
On 31 July 2022, Prof. Dr. Manfred Hennecke stepped down as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as planned.
DAkkS is changing its procedure for the preparation of accreditation certificates with effect from 15 July 2022. The adaptation of the certificate formats is a further measure in the process of implementing the new organisational structure and enables improved, effective and efficient case processing, in particular for the increasing technical complexity of the scopes in the accreditation cases.
DAkkS is now converting all accreditations in the scope of energy management systems (EnMS) to DIN ISO 50003:2022. Guidance on conversion is published on the DAkkS website. The new standard supplements and fleshes out the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for EnMS certification bodies.
In mid-February 2022, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) became one of the first accreditation bodies in Europe to accredit a certification body for products, processes and services for certifications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) has published the “Lists of documents to be submitted” and the “Annual statements” relevant for accredited bodies in revised form on its website. The documents were revised with due regard to the feedback provided by the relevant accredited bodies and interest groups. The documents are now available for download and use.
From January 2022, DAkkS will actively process accreditations for which an application has already been made in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20387. Biobanks that have already applied for accreditation will be contacted in this regard by their DAkkS case manager.
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