Sector Committees Committees at a glance

The sector committees are important expert bodies for DAkkS. They develop rules and procedures for the technical assessment of conformity assessment bodies.

Duties

The sector committees (SC) advise DAkkS in the assigned subject areas with regard to technical requirements for accreditation and technical matters relating to operation of the accreditation system. Their role is to support the divisions and departments, both generally and in terms of content. In particular, they are responsible in the assigned subject areas for:

  • Drawing up specific requirements for accreditation
  • Drawing up and developing rules and procedures for the technical assessment of conformity assessment bodies by means of interpretation specific to subject area / technical field and specification of the applicable standards in each case
  • Creating checklists/questionnaires for the assessment
  • Establishing specific requirements for assessors
  • Supporting the development of criteria for the training of assessors
  • Making recommendations on the appointment and, where applicable, on the revocation of the appointment of technical assessors and technical experts

Composition

The sector committees are appointed by DAkkS. They are made up of a balanced mix of competent expert representatives of the regulators of the länder and the federal government, academia, industry, the testing, calibration, inspection and certification sectors, and interested parties in the sector in question in each case.

Sector committees in the divisions

Metrology | Construction | Transport | Renewable Energy

The work of the departments in this division is supported by twelve sector committees. They develop rules and procedures for the technical assessment of conformity assessment bodies. In doing so, they interpret the applicable standards in each case according to the specifics of the various fields of activity (sectors and subject areas).

Product and Installation Safety | Telecommunication | EMC

The work of the departments in this division is supported by six sector committees. They develop rules and procedures for the technical assessment of conformity assessment bodies. In doing so, they interpret the applicable standards in each case according to the specifics of the various fields of activity (sectors and subject areas).

Health | Forensics

The work of the departments in this division is supported by five sector committees. They develop rules and procedures for the technical assessment of conformity assessment bodies. In doing so, they interpret the applicable standards in each case according to the specifics of the various fields of activity (sectors and subject areas).

Consumer Health Protection | Agriculture | Chemistry | Environment

The work of the departments in this division is supported by five sector committees. They develop rules and procedures for the technical assessment of conformity assessment bodies. In doing so, they interpret the applicable standards in each case according to the specifics of the various fields of activity (sectors and subject areas).

Certification and Verification Systems

The work of the departments in this division is supported by seven sector committees. They develop rules and procedures for the technical assessment of conformity assessment bodies. In doing so, they interpret the applicable standards in each case according to the specifics of the various fields of activity (sectors and subject areas).

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Christina Huß

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