Conformity assessment

Requirements for the operation of various types of inspection bodies

SOFT is the owner of a certification body called SOFT Certification. This certification body was established in 2010. As of December 31, 2013, this certification body only issues certifications for NS 9600 Rope access techniques.

Certification: Certification in line with NS 9600 is a third-party certification. This means that the certification body must be independent in all respects. The certification body must not be influenced by the needs of any other party in such a way that it has an impact on the certification process.

Certification normally takes place through document review and a conformity assessment with regard to the requirements specified in NS 9600. SOFT Certification shall the requirements set out in:

ISO NS-EN 17024:2012 “General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons”

ISO NS-EN 17020:2012 “Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection”