Assessment/Reassessment Questionnaire for Non-medical Laboratories
For initial applications for accreditation and applications for extension of scope of accreditation, this questionnaire should be completed and returned to HKAS Executive together with the application form HOKLAS 005 and all relevant documents as listed in the checklist on page 2. HKAS Executive will only process an initial application for accreditation or an application for extension of scope of accreditation when completed forms HOKLAS 005, HOKLAS 007 and application fee are submitted.
For reassessments, the completion of this questionnaire is also required. The completed questionnaire and relevant documents should be provided to HKAS Executive one month before the scheduled reassessment date.
Fees payable for assessments are calculated in accordance with: HOKLAS 006 Schedule of Accreditation Fees for Laboratories within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, or
HOKLAS 013 Schedule of Accreditation Fees for Laboratories outside of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
You should study carefully the latest version of the following documents before completing this questionnaire: HKAS 002 Regulations for HKAS Accreditation
HKAS Supplementary Criteria No. 6 Code of Conduct
HOKLAS Supplementary Criteria No. 33 Accreditation Regulations Specific for HOKLAS – Laboratory
HOKLAS 003 Technical Criteria for Laboratory Accreditation
Notes: 1. The personal data provided by you will be retained and used by HKAS for accreditation purpose only. The personal data may be disclosed to members of the assessment team.
2. You have the rights to obtain a printed copy of your personal data held by HKAS and request correction of the personal data. Please contact HKAS at the above address for access to and correction of your personal data.
(Please tick the box or boxes below as appropriate) This Questionnaire is for :
Initial Assessment Extension of Scope Reassessment
List of Attachments (for initial assessment and extension of scope only)
Application fee in the form of a cheque payable to The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Note : Application fee will be charged only for initial application and application for extension of accreditation. No application fee is required for reassessment. In addition to application fee, assessment fee will be charged. The Applicant will be informed of the exact amount when the on-site assessment has been arranged.
Note : For reassessment, the required documents are listed in the AF07 form accompanying the letter to the laboratory which will normally be issued two months prior to the due date for the reassessment.
SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION
For application for accreditation and application for extension of scope of accreditation, the tests and calibrations proposed for accreditation shall be detailed in the “Scope of Accreditation Sought” table on page 4 and page 5.
For reassessment, the “Scope of Accreditation to be Reassessed” should have been sent to the laboratory together with the letter informing it of the forthcoming reassessment. The laboratory should check the scope carefully and minor changes should be annotated on it. The reviewed scope should then be signed for confirmation and returned to HKAS Executive together with this completed questionnaire. If major additions to the scope of accreditation are requested, the laboratory should consult HKAS Executive on whether an application for extension of scope of accreditation should be submitted.
Scope of Accreditation Sought (for application for accreditation or extension of scope of accreditation only) Please specify as precisely as possible below the scope of accreditation sought. Specifications quoted in the fourth column should be of national or international standards or those published by reputable technical organisations or in relevant scientific texts or journals. In the absence of such standard specifications, documented and validated in-house methods may be quoted and the laboratory shall provide a copy of these documented methods to the HKAS Executive together with this completed questionnaire.
Note: All tests within the same test category listed in the above table will be processed together. When all the listed tests within the same category have met relevant accreditation criteria, a notification letter granting accreditation for them will be issued.