Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the certification of OH&SMS

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IAF Mandatory Document Application of ISO IEC 17021  1

Application of ISO/IEC 17021-1 for the certification of occupational health and safety management system (OH&SMS)

This document is mandatory for the consistent application of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for the accreditation of Certification Bodies providing certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS). All clauses and Annexes of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 continue to apply and this document does not supersede any of the requirements of that standard.

This document not only applies for certification to OHSAS 18001 but shall also be used for certification to other OH&SMS such as the upcoming ISO 45001 and other standards. National legislation will prevail in case of conflict with this document.

This document also includes five mandatory appendices which introduce specific OH&SMS requirements to the following ISO, IAF and EA documents:


Source document

Appendix A - Specific Knowledge and Skills for Certification Functions in OH&SMS

Annex A of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015

Appendix B - Determination of Audit Time of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

IAF MD5:2015

Appendix C - Legal Compliance as a Part of Accredited OH&SMS Certification

EA-7/04 M:2017

Appendix D - Scope of Accreditation


Appendix E - Witnessing Activities for the Accreditation of OH&SMS Certification Bodies.

IAF MD17:2015

This document follows the structure of ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015.

Specific criteria are identified by the letter ”G” followed with a reference number that incorporates the related requirements clause in ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015. In all cases a reference in the text of this document to "clause XX" refers to a clause in ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 unless otherwise specified.


ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015
Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems Requirements
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