News: After a long process started in 2018, Punto Netto becomes an Inspection Body according to the UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17020 standard. This is a fundamental step in the company's growth process that is sealed by accreditation by Accredia, a body designated by the Italian government to certify the competence, independence and impartiality of the bodies and laboratories that verify the conformity of goods and services to the standards and which in turn is recognised worldwide by the International Accreditation Forum and the European Accreditation.
Through accreditation 17020, Punto Netto will be able to guarantee its clients inspections in line with the principles of independence, impartiality, confidentiality, legality, seriousness, professionalism and reliability required by the standard.
WHAT DOES A TYPE C INSPECTION BODY DO AS A PUNTO NETTO?
The Inspection Services Division is the actual Punto Netto Type C Inspection Body that operates in compliance with the UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17020 Standard. It is a clearly identifiable but not separate part of the company and has the task of carrying out inspections thanks to a qualified team made up of technicians, engineers and professionals with strong expertise in materials and manufacturing processes.
>As a Type C Inspection Body, the Punto Netto will have the task and responsibility of carrying out conformity assessments of all those elements that will be submitted to it for inspection. And thanks to Accredia accreditation 17020, all the inspection services of Punto Netto will represent an added value that will be added to the already recognized credibility and professionalism gained in over 20 years in quality control and non-destructive testing for the engineering sector.
The UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17020 standard specifies the requirements and competences that Inspection Bodies as Punto Netto must possess and deals with the activities that can be carried out. In the case of Punto Netto, accreditation will concern Non Destructive Testing in the field of Industrial Products and Metal Materials. Therefore, mainly Magnetoscopy (MT), Penetrating Liquids (PT), Ultrasounds (UT) and Visual test (VT).
All these activities must lead to conformity assessments. The results of these activities are then presented to customers and, when required, to the authorities.
Conformity assessments must be carried out in accordance with regulations, standards, certain technical specifications, inspection schemes or contracts and agreements between client and client. In particular, they may be based on various factors ranging from matching the characteristics of the object examined to professional judgement with respect to general requirements. Punto Netto as Inspection Body, therefore, must always guarantee the possession of the necessary skills and know-how to carry out its inspection task.