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Portugal Country Report RELACRE ‐ Activities 2012

Governing board Dr. A. Silva Ribeiro

1. INTRODUCTION
In the following report, we will try to give a general overview of our activities in 2012,
including:

  • Main activities in the areas of technical support to our members:
    Training, Proficiency Testing, Technical Assessment, Audits and Technical Committees.
  • Work developed in Events: National and International.
  • Personnel Certification Body area: NDT Technicians, Water Sampling Technicians and
    Food Safety Technicians.

2. SUPPORT ACTIVITIES FOR RELACRE MEMBERS

ACTIVITY AREA INDICATOR
Training Actions Total: 68
Hours Total: 1444,5
Trainees Total: 530
Proficiency Testings Test & Calibration Total: 75
Participants Total: 867

Technical Assessment & Audits

Technical Assessment Total:9
Audits Total:19
Technical Committees Meetings Total:24
Participants Total 159


3. EVENTS
National Events:
During 2012, we organized 12 events involving more than 500 participants in the following:

  • WORKSHOP “Environmental acoustics - Uncertainty estimation in environmental noise
    measurement.
  • WORKSHOP “Building Acoustics and Building Equipment Noise Control” - Testing and
    Uncertainty Estimation .
  • WORKSHOP “The importance of Accredited Laboratories and Inspection Bodies in Economic
    Activity - Current Status and Future Prospects”
  • DEBATE AND INFORMATION SESSION “Volumetric Equipment - Acquisition, Use and
    Maintenance”
  • WORKSHOP on BUILDING MATERIALS Area “Method validation in building materials testing”
  • DEBATE AND INFORMATION SESSION “EN ISO 19011:2011 – New guidelines for Auditing
    Management Systems - Internal and external Audits”
  • RELACRE - FELAB SIMPOSIUM " Globalization and Internationalization - Perspectives and
    Future Opportunities"
  • WORKSHOP "Evaluation of uncertainty in Water Sampling"
    5th NATIONAL SPMET MEETING “Measuring for Safety”

Participations:

  • 18th WCNDT - World Conference of Non Destructive Testing, in Durban, South Africa.
    From the 16th to the 20th of April, 2012.
  • Conference “UK Certification 2012”, organized by BINDT, in London, Luton, on the 20th
    and 21st of November, 2012.

Co-organization:

  • RELACRE - Association of Accredited Laboratories of Portugal and SPMet - Portuguese
    Society of Metrology, are organizing the TEMPMEKO 2013 - 12th edition of the
    International Symposium TEMPMEKO (International Symposium on Temperature
    and Thermal Measurements in Industry and Science) which will be held from the 14th
    to the 18th of October 2013, in Funchal, at Madeira Island.
  • We have proposed ourselves to organize the event ECNDT 2018, in cooperation with the
    “Lisboa Convention Bureau”.

4. PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION BODY
During 2012, our Personnel Certification Body, which is Accredited by IPAC (National
Accreditation Body), in accordance to NP EN ISO/IEC 17024 and notified by IPQ (National Quality Institute), for NDT certification, according to Directive 97/23/CE, and also recognized by EFNDT ("European Federation for Non Destructive Testing"), for certification of NDT technicians, through registration in MRA ("Multilateral Recognition Agreement"), developed it’s activity in the following scope:

  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Technicians;
  • Water Sampling Technicians;
  • Food Safety Technicians.

Respectfully Submitted Lisbon

António Baio Dias and José Carlos Roseiro
BoA Members



 

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