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Documents and Forms

 The following are documents relating to accreditation and the development of standards.

 
 

Requirements for Accreditation of Standards Development Organisations

​Requirements that SDOs have to meet in order to become accredited and subsequently maintain their accreditation.
 
Specifies requirements for the use of the AS Logo as well as required text in published standards. Also contains guidance material on how to draft a standard and suggestions for common text to be included in each standard.
 
Gives some background and explanation of the requirements for accreditation, together with some suggestions of evidence that can be used to demonstrate compliance.
 
 
Form to be used when applying to become an accredited SDO.
Provides suggestions on factors to be considered by an SDO when approving the development a new standard.
 
Flowcharts the steps in an SDAC surveillance or re-accreditation audit.
 
Flowcharts the basic steps involved in the application and audit process for new applicants.
 
 
Describes from an accredited SDO perspective the process of international standardisation and how to participate.
 
Flowchart of the procedure to be followed for joining, and participating in, an international committee.
 
Flowchart of the procedure to be followed when attending an international meeting.
 
Report to be provided following attendance at an International (ISO, ISO/IEC or IEC) meeting.