Marine energy

IECRE Sector

 

Terms of Reference

Scope

  1. Each sector Operational Management Committee (OMC) shall prepare and operate international Conformity Assessment Schemes within its specified sector based on the applicable IECRE Rules.
  2. In operating the Schemes within their sector(s), each OMC shall involve affected stakeholders.
  3. The OMC shall support the future development of its sector to provide value to stakeholders.
  4. In reporting to the REMC, the duties of each OMC are to operate as a management committee to:

 

  1. Schemes, Rules, Procedures and Standards
    1. Identify appropriate schemes required for its sector and make recommendations for approval by REMC.
    2. Develop Rules of Procedure and Operational Documents specific to its sector for REMC approval.
    3. Define the scope, requirements and applicable standards to be used for each scheme approved by the REMC for its sector
  2. Alignment
    1. Ensure a consistent application and common understanding of interpretations of international standards, conformity assessment processes and test method procedures within its sector.
    2. Ensure alignment between the Rules of Procedure and Operational Documents specific to its sector with those of the IECRE.
    3. Ensure a common approach to the application of IECRE Scheme Rules and Operational Documents where applicable within its sector.
  3. Applications Regarding Conformity Assessment
    1. Prepare a proposal for decisions regarding applications and continued operation of conformity assessment bodies (e.g., Certification Bodies, Testing Laboratories), within each OMC’s sector, for approval by REMC.
  4. Conformity Assessment
    1. Ensure mutual recognition among RECBs, RETLs and REIBs and manage national differences within its sector.
    2. Provide oversight and coordination of requirements to ensure a transparent and independent certification process for the sector.
    3. Provide coordination of requirements for component certification within its sector and under other IEC systems (i.e., IECEE if appropriate).
    4. Review and harmonize requests for interpretation of existing standards and the conformity assessment process used within its sector;
    5. Publish results of interpretations and conclusions regarding conformity assessment and test procedures.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement
    1. Identify and encourage a balanced representation of stakeholders on the OMC reflecting its sector as required by the IECRE System.
    2. Respond and discuss identified issues within its sector to stakeholders to ensure relevance and appropriate schemes to address stakeholder identified needs.
    3. Respond to and provide a common understanding regarding identified concerns (i.e., risk) raised by affected stakeholders regarding the sector or the operation of the scheme within its sector.
  6. Relationship with TCs/SCs
    1. Establish liaisons with relevant TCs/SCs to increase collaboration, provide guidance, and monitor standards development within each OMC’s sector.
    2. Identify changes to technical requirements necessary to operate the IECRE Schemes within each OMC’s sector and communicate these needs to the appropriate Technical Committees.
  7. Establish liaisons with relevant TCs/SCs to increase collaboration, provide guidance, and monitor standards development within each OMC’s sector. A.6.2 Identify changes to technical requirements necessary to operate the IECRE Schemes within each OMC’s sector and communicate these needs to the appropriate Technical Committees.
    1. Support mutual recognition among member countries.
    2. Support the promotion of the IECRE Schemes in its sector in conjunction with the REMC.
  8. WGs, SGs, TFs.
    1. Propose appropriate OMC Working Groups, Stakeholder Groups or Task Forces for its sector to the REMC.