DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. ____ Series of _____
SUBJECT: THE NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE PRODUCT SAFETY CERTIFICATION SCHEME OF THE BUREAU OF PHILIPPINE STANDARDS (BPS)
Pursuant to the provisions of R.A. No. 4109, R.A. No. 7394 and E.O. No. 913 Series of 1993, the following rules and regulations governing the BPS Product Safety Certification Scheme are hereby prescribed and promulgated for the compliance, information and guidance of all concerned.
1.1 This Department Administrative Order prescribes the rules and regulations on Product Safety Certification Scheme for all products under BPS technical regulation, whether locally manufactured/assembled or imported. The objective of the Product Safety Certification Scheme is to ensure that products designated under technical regulation meet the specified safety requirement/s consistent with a mechanism of safeguarding impartiality set forth in ISO 17065.
2. DEFINITION OF TERMS
For purposes of this Order, the following definitions shall apply:
2.1 Audit - a systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence, and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled.
2.2 Audit criteria – set of policies, procedures or requirements used as a reference against which audit evidence is compared.
2.3 Attestation – Iissuance of a statement of conformity based on a decision following review of an audit report, that fulfillment of specified requirements has been demonstrated.
2.4ccredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) – inspection body, testing laboratory or certification body accredited under ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO/IEC 17065, respectively, in its relevant updated version/edition by the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) or by an accreditation body that is a signatory to regional/international agreements entered into by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines through DTI (i.e. APLAC, ILAC, IAF)... Continuation...