CSA Group (under Sira Certification Service) is an IECEx accepted certification body able to offer assessment and certification of Service Facilities and Workshops under the IECEx Certified Service Facilities Program.
Repair and overhaul of equipment can often be more cost-effective than replacing it with new equipment, but of course the challenge is to ensure that any repair work does not affect the integrity of the equipment from a product conformity viewpoint.
CSA Group has established a scheme that will offer the assessment and the on-site audit of organisations that provide a Repair and Overhaul Service to the Ex industry.
The Scheme Explained
CSA Group’s scheme looks at the procedures of repair and overhaul organisations to give them an accredited certificate and mark of quality, establishing the company as a recognised repair organisation.
The scheme falls in line with the IECEx Service Facility Certification Scheme requirements (the manufacturer must comply with requirements of IECEx operational documents OD/003 and OD/014 with effective utilisation of IECEx OD/015 IEC 60079-19) and CSA Group is of the first certification bodies to have IECEx approval in place.
Aims of the Scheme
The scheme addresses the fundamental issues of quality management system procedures, working environment, staff competence and controlled calibration of suitable test and measurement equipment.
Benefits of the Scheme
The scheme will give OEMs a credible alternative to unaccredited repair and overhaul organisations, and allows such organisations to become a recognised repairs body, setting them apart from unaccredited competitors.
To apply for your service facility to be assessed under the scheme, please contact us.