In April 2016, SCC announced the new guidelines for development and maintenance of ORDs. Subsequent to this, each RAAB was to identify the timeframe in which they would apply these guidelines.
Effective January 1, 2018, Other Recognized Documents (ORD) submissions concerning the plumbing sector and approved by the Canadian Regulatory Council on Plumbing (CRCP) must follow the Program Overview - Guidelines for the Development and maintenance of Other Recognized Documents (ORDs), as well as, the SCC Requirements and Guidance - Product, Process, and Service Certification Body Accreditation Program – 2016-04-06 edition. These documents have been approved by Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) Governing Council, and are available on SCC’s website.
All ORD submissions to CRCP must be sent to the CRCP Secretariat at CRCP.firstname.lastname@example.org
The new requirements and processes will ensure an efficient and consistent ORD process. As well, the new process will help provide effective management and ongoing monitoring of ORDs to the benefit of all stakeholders, including certification bodies, regulatory bodies, industry, and consumers.
Certification Bodies wishing to implement a new ORD in the plumbing sector.
Effective January 1, 2018.
Please contact Valerie Lefebvre, Project Manager, Technical Services, at email@example.com or +1 613 238 3222 ext. 414 for more information.