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Significance and Use
4.1 A Certification Body issuing certifications in the field of search and rescue is required to meet the requirements identified in this guide.
4.2 This guide can be used by an authority having jurisdiction determine whether to accept a certification from a certification body.
4.3 This guide can be used by an authority having jurisdiction to validate audit a certifying body.
4.4 This guide can be used by a certifying body to validate that its certification scheme, certification process, and certification system meets industry standards.
4.5 Any certification body operating in accordance to ANSI-ISO-IEC 17024 or equivalent shall be considered to be in compliance with this standard.
1.1 This guide defines the organizational structure, policies and procedures required to operate a certification program in the field of search and rescue.
1.2 Certifications are used by authorities having jurisdiction as a component to their credentialing process, typically to demonstrate one component of an individual’s ability to field.
1.3 Certifications are typically provided by third party, disinterested, providers and are commonly used to validate an individual’s, team’s, or authority having jurisdiction’s training program in a particular area.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Referenced DocumentANSI-ISO-IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment--General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 03.120.20 (Product and company certification. Conformity assessment); 13.200 (Accident and disaster control)