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Transport, logistics and infrastructure

Essential to the development of trade and the movement of people, the field of transport, logistics and infrastructure faces considerable challenges in terms of safety and performance.

European and national policies draw extensively on accreditation to minimise the risks of accidents and the exposure of people to potentially hazardous transport conditions.

  • Comparaisons interlaboratoires

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17043

    Les laboratoires accrédités ou candidats à l’accréditation se doivent d’assurer la validité des résultats qu’ls rendent. Cette obligation passe par la mise en œuvre de contrôles externes permettant de s’assurer de la performance de leurs activités de laboratoires, tels que des comparaisons interlaboratoires par exemple.

    Les campagnes proposées par les organisateurs de comparaisons interlaboratoires (OCIL) permettent aux laboratoires participant de démontrer leur aptitude à réaliser des analyses. Afin de renforcer leur crédibilité sur le marché et d’assurer leur développement, certains organisateurs font le choix d’avoir recours à l’accréditation pour cette activité spécifique.

    En garantissant la compétence des OCIL, l’accréditation renforce encore un peu plus la confiance dans les résultats délivrés par les laboratoires d’analyse accrédités.

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  • Certification of products and services

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17065

    In France, in application of the Consumer Code, only accreditation bodies can conduct certification for products or services.

    These certifications provide a guarantee that a product, service or process complies with precise criteria. The fact that they are covered by accreditation reinforces the market's confidence in its conformity.

    These accredited certifications are used in particular for guaranteeing the safety of equipment and infrastructure, or ensuring the transport of products or people in the right conditions. This helps protect users and consumers.


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  • Inspection

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17020

    Many inspections contribute to the safety of persons and goods in transit.

    The public authorities draw extensively on accreditation to prevent the risks of accident and ensure seamless transport. Carried out by competent and impartial bodies, accredited inspections contribute to road safety and the robustness of the infrastructure used for guided transport systems.

    Furthermore, in an international context such as that of the railways, for example, accreditation provides manufacturers with guarantees in terms of interoperability, opening up other markets for their products.

    Accreditation is therefore more essential than ever for ensuring the development of the economy.

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  • Certification de systèmes de management

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17021-1

    Certification of management systems by a third party is a means of getting their conformity with international norms and standards recognised, and in this way certifying that the organisation in place meets precise requirements.

    Use of an accredited conformity assessment body guarantees the latter's competence and impartiality. It is a token of confidence in the quality of the service delivered.

    Certain accredited certifications help reinforce the security of infrastructure or data within companies specialised in transport and logistics, improve the quality of the services provided, or reduce the environmental footprint. They can also differentiate from the competition by promoting the policies put in place.

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  • Tests

    NF EN ISO/IEC 17025

    The equipment or infrastructure used for transport or logistics are subject to many tests to ensure compliance with the specifications and standards in force, as well as European or local regulations.

    Accreditation guarantees the reliability of the test results produced by laboratories. Certain certifications are also based on accredited tests.

    The nonconformity of equipment or infrastructure may generate major malfunctions affecting the mobility of people or the transportation of goods. A disruption to the supply chain directly affects economic stakeholders, who need to make their products rapidly available to their customers.

    Use of accredited tests makes it possible to reduce this risk and the associated costs, and reinforces the confidence of end users.

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