We can help you achieve the ISO 17020 standard

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We want to be your ideal partner by offering you tools and technical services that help you achieve accreditation based on the reference standard UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020.

Inspection Entities or Inspection Bodies, in order to provide information on the conformity of different typologies of items of an entity in relation to regulations, standards, specifications, inspection schemes or contracts, perform assessments on behalf of private organisations or public bodies.

Inspection parameters encompass issues such as quantity, quality, safety, fitness for purpose and continued compliance with the safety of installations or systems in operation. Also, at the end of the process, a report on the outcome of the activities is issued and shared with the client and, when necessary, with the authorities.

Another very important aspect to be taken into account is the demonstration of the independence of an inspection body which strengthens the confidence of clients as well as demonstrating the ability of the inspection body to carry out the inspection work impartially. That is where the UNE EN ISO/IEC 17020, a fundamental international standard and aimed at promoting trust in the entities that carry out inspection. Whatever your classification as an Inspection Entity in relation to your independence (type A, B or C), we will help you obtain your UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation.  

Demonstrate your technical competence
Professional judgement

Achieve UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation with the help of GSC

At GSC we put our team of consultants with extensive experience in the sector at your disposal. Our own staff has been successfully involved for more than 25 years in the implementation of systems in different types of Inspection Entities through our audit and consultancy service.

What differentiates us?

  • We adapt to the specific needs of each client thanks to a wide range of proposals that are adjusted according to the type of organisation and its situation.
  • Our audit and advisory service has a strong consulting component to facilitate the reorientation of your system.
  • We provide you with up-to-date information on applicable regulations in order to keep you ahead of changes.
  • We give you an external view of your organisation and trends in evaluation in different sectors.

In addition, we help you obtain other accreditations or certifications, through our audit, advisory and consulting services. In this way, we can help you cover all the stages in which you may find yourself.  

Achieve UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation with the help of GSC

A body that carries out inspections, defined as the review of a product, process, service or facility, or its design, and the determination of its conformity with specific requirements or with general requirements, on the basis of professional judgement.  
According to ISO 17020 there can be or are three types of Inspection Bodies:

Type A: those offering their services as a third party.

Type B: those who provide their services as a first party.

Type C: those bodies which offer their services as a first party but which, in addition, also provide inspection services to other organisations. 

Any product, process, service or facility, or its design, can be accredited under this standard. The process may include the examination of people, facilities, technology and methodology.  

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