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Role of accreditation in this sector

The areas of education and qualification constitute an important pillar of this sector. In the area of employment promotion, for example, the so-called “expert bodies” require accreditation as proof of their competence. These certification bodies are responsible for the approval of employment promotion providers and measures on the basis of the Third Book of the Social Code (SGB III) and AZAV, the accreditation and licensing ordinance for employment promotion. These steps are a prerequisite for being allowed to offer further education programmes funded by the German Federal Employment Agency or job centres.

When it comes to protection in an occupational context, the area of occupational safety has an important place. Accreditation-based certification of occupational health and safety management systems in accordance with ISO 45001 or SHE management systems play a significant role here. Personal protective equipment also improves safety and health and is tested and certified by accredited organisations.

In the area of certification of persons, accreditation promotes the quality of the competence taught to staff and technical experts. Certification bodies in this area qualify and test people from numerous specialist areas, such as public health or auditors.

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Certification of Persons and Management systems (cross-sector)

The Certification of Persons and Management Systems (Cross-Sector) technical unit manages the accreditation of certification bodies for management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 for various management system certification standards and for persons in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024.

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Social and Educational System | AZAV (employment promotion) | Occupational Safety | PSA (Personal Protective Equipment) | Due Diligence

This technical unit handles cases of accreditation in the areas of education, occupational safety, personal protective equipment and due diligence in supply chains. DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 and for persons in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024, (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025) as well as certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065).

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