ASME A17.7.1-2007 pdf download.General Requirements for Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certification Organizations, ASME A17.7.1/CSA B44.7.1 Guidance for ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996.
1 Scope 1.1 This document provides guidance for the use of ISO/IEC Guide 65 as applied to an Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certification Organization (AECO) accredited by ANSI, ASME or SCC operating an A17.7/B44.7 certification system. The requirements of ISO/IEC Guide 65 apply in full except where modified by this document. NOTE (1.1): The clause numbers used in this document correspond to the ISO/IEC Guide 65 clauses to be modified. 1.2 The A17.7/B44.7 certification system used by the AECO also includes a review of the supplier’s technical documentation. 2 References The following list of reference standards replaces all of the reference standards listed in ISO/IEC Guide 65: ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7. ISO 9000:2000, Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary. ISO 19011:2002, Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing. ISO/IEC 17000:2004, Conformity assessment – vocabulary and general principles. ISO/IEC 17030:2003, Conformity assessment – General requirements for third-party marks of conformity. ISO/IEC 17025:1999, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. ISO/IEC Guide 27:1983, Guidelines for corrective action to be taken by a certification body in the event of misuse of its mark of conformity. ISO/IEC 17020:1998, General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection. ISO/IEC Guide 53:1988, An approach to the utilization of a supplier’s quality system in third- party product certification. ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996, General requirements for bodies operating assessment and certification/registration of quality systems. ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems. NOTE 2: Some of the references in ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996 are superseded by the above references.
3 Definitions For the purposes of this Standard, the relevant definitions given in ISO/IEC 17000 and ISO 9000 apply, together with the following definitions: 3.1 supplier: The party that is responsible for ensuring that products meet and, if applicable, continue to meet, the requirements on which the certification is based. With reference to ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7 the installer and/or manufacturer is the supplier. 3.2 AECO: An ANSI, ASME or SCC accredited, independent organization concerned with product safety evaluation, which awards certificates of conformance with ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7. Where the term “certification body” is used in ISO/IEC Guide 65 it shall be understood to mean “AECO.” 4 AECO 4.1.3 The criteria against which the products of a supplier are evaluated shall be those outlined in A17.7/B44.7. 4.3 Operations The AECO shall evaluate conformance with A17.7/B44.7. In conducting its certification operations, the AECO shall observe, as appropriate, the requirements for the suitability and competence of body(ies) or person(s) carrying out testing, inspection and certification/registration as specified in ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC Guide 62. 4.9 Records 4.9.3 Each AECO shall maintain up to date records, available in a publicly accessible medium, containing the relevant information concerning: a) Certificates of Conformance issued; and b) Certificates of Conformance withdrawn. 5 Certification Body Personnel 5.2 Qualification Criteria 22.214.171.124 Criteria for the AECO shall include: (a) Qualification as a Professional Engineer; (b) knowledge of Risk Assessment Methodology(ies); (c) knowledge of Elevator Safety Codes – ASME A17 and CSA B44 documents;
(e) familiarity with industry terminology; (f) ability to read and understand architectural, installation and layout drawings and circuit diagrams; (g) working knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical and other principles related to elevator systems being evaluated; and (h) working knowledge of the functions and operations of elevator systems being evaluated. 8 Application for Certification 8.2.2 The applicant, as a minimum, shall provide the following information: a) for certification of components, sub-systems and functions the information required by A17.7/B44.7 Mandatory Appendix I, clauses I-3.2 and I-3.3; b) for certification of elevator systems, the information required by A17.7/B44.7 Mandatory Appendix I, clauses I-4.2 and I-4.3. 10 Evaluation The AECO shall evaluate the products of the applicant against the requirements of A17.7/B44.7. The AECO shall examine the technical documentation to verify that the elevator system, sub- system, component or functions meet the relevant GESRs; and a) for a sub-system, component or function, perform or have performed appropriate checks and tests necessary to determine whether the solutions adopted by the manufacturer of the sub-system, component or function meet the requirements of A17.7/B44.7, allowing the sub- system, component or function to carry out its function when correctly fitted on an elevator as specified in the manufacturer’s CCD, or; b) for an elevator system, perform or have performed the appropriate checks and tests necessary to determine that the elevator system meets the requirements of A17.7/B44.7. 12 Decision on Certification 12.3 The AECO shall provide to each supplier offering certified products, formal certification documents in the form of a Certificate of Conformance to A17.7/B44.7, signed by an officer who has been assigned such responsibility. The certificate and related documents shall include the following: a) the name and address of the supplier whose products are the subject of certification;