Newsletter TÜV NORD Czech, s.r.o.

Dear business partners,
Since we have received numerous inquiries regarding expected changes of the ISO 9001 standard, one of the main topics of the second issue of the Newsletter is „The expected new version of ISO 9001:2015“.

You will find more detailed information both on our website presentation as well as at the upcoming training programs, which are currently being prepared.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the annual Meeting with our clients, which is scheduled for September 17 and 24. More information about the venue and the program of this Meeting will be provided at the beginning of August.

Let me wish you a wonderful summer and a well-deserved holiday!
I am looking forward to meeting you in September!
Let me wish you pleasant moments while reading our Newsletter.
Kind regards,
Jan Weinfurt, Managing Director

Looking back to the second quarter  

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TÜV NORD Czech has organised a series of trainings on the new revision of ISO/TS 16949 certification rules

In the context of the new revision of ISO/TS 16949 certification rules (effective since  April 1, 2014) TÜV NORD Czech has organised a one-day training for internal auditors, quality management, employees of the quality department conducting suppliers´ audits and members of cross-section teams qualified for conducting audits in accordance with ISO 9001, or ISO/TS and VDA. The training was focused on expanding the qualifications of above-mentioned employees regarding requirements of a new revision of ISO/TS 16949 rules for audit performance in accordance with current requirements of the automotive industry.  Considering a huge interest in these trainings, we have organized three individual sessions: on May 27 in Prague, on June 4 in Brno and on June 5 in Bratislava.

For more information on the most important changes for the certified companies go to the link here.

Further training session is not currently being planned; should you be interested in new training dates, please, submit your inquiries to Mrs. Simona Havránková

10th Anniversary of the Vehicle Inspection Station (STK) and Car Emission Controls (SME) Černý Most

On 14 January 2014, STK and SME Černý Most have celebrated a 10th anniversary, completing more than 153,000 car inspections. The stylish celebration took place on 8th April 2014, in the Praga Arena hall hosting a kart competition for invited key customers.

STK and SME Černý Most belong to the state-of-the-art vehicle inspection stations in the Czech Republic and are designed for the vehicles with a gross weight up to 3,5t. It provides registration inspections, inspections of imported vehicles, regular technical inspections, partial inspections, repeated inspection and complex services in car emission measurements (for almost all types of ignition and diesel motors, LPG and CNG systems, all familiar vehicle brands that are subject to the mandatory measurement every two years). Its opening hours are very exceptional - 6 days a week for 11 hours a day.

For more information on STK services go to here.

Open Day at STK (the Vehicle Inspection Station) at Karlovy Vary Bohatice

A regular Open Day was held on 26 April, 2014 at the Vehicle Inspection Station (STK) Bohatice in a co-operation with Autoservis Kolovrátek, an exhibitor of new Honda vehicles. 18% out of all vehicles inspected has not complied with the requirements of the technical inspection.

The Vehicle Inspection Station (STK) provides technical inspections, registration inspections, customer requested inspections, inspection of imported vehicles, constructions, terminations of constructions,  inspection of LPG conversions, emissions measuring for petrol and diesel vehicles of all types and brands (except for „exotic“ vehicles with a different system of a vehicle control, other than BOSH and vehicles with two-stroke engines), including vehicles with an alternative LPG and CNG fuel.

For more information on STK service portfolio go to here.

Testing laboratories Brno have organized a new workshop „Requirements on the ENplus certification of wood pellets“

The workshop which took place on 21 May, 2014 has picked up on the last successful workshop which covered the same topic and was designed for manufacturers, resellers and distributors.

The ENplus certification for wood pellets is a system which should secure the supply of wood pellets with clearly defined and consistent quality for heating purposes and cogeneration units with an output up to 1 MW in residential, commercial and public facilities.  The applicant who complies with all requirements is entitled to use ENplus-A1, Enplus-A2 trademarks, which are required for deliveries of wood pellets to the European countries, especially to Austria, Germany and Italy. In the Czech Republic, the Czech Pellet Cluster (Klastr Česká paleta) was licensed for this certification; the certification procedure itself is provided so far by the TÜV NORD Czech company, the unique provider in the Czech Republic.

Currently, new dates of workshops in the Czech Republic and Slovakia are being scheduled. The workshops will provide both a basic information background on the system and the application of the ENplus certification, audit requirements, documentation, operational laboratory tests, as well as the FAQs from previous workshops.

For more detailed information about the ENplus see here. Should you be interested in receiving invitations for upcoming workshops, please contact Mrs. Simona Havránková.


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The planned ISO 9001 update underway

The Technical Committee ISO/TC 176 has been undertaking a process for updating the ISO 9001:2008 standard over the last two years. A Committee Draft – Draft International Standard (ISO DIS 9001) has been published on 13 May, 2014. According to the planned schedule, the next step, i.e. the Final Draft International Standard should be published at the beginning of 2015. The certification in accordance with a new standard will be launched after the publication of the International Standard, i.e. during the 2nd – 3rd quarter of 2015 (the target date for its publication is September). The transition period is expected to be around three years – the transition to the new standard will be completed as part of the certification or recertification audit. 

You can find a summary of expected changes, including changes in its structure to facilitate the easier harmonisation with other quality management standards, a bigger emphasis on customer satisfaction, a market orientation, a wider specification of requirements for service providers and an integrated approach to the company management, at this link here. Please, direct your inquiries to  Ing. Tomáš Staněk

If you are interested in receiving an invitation to the training, which will be scheduled for autumn 2014, please, contact Mrs. Simona Havránková.

TÜV NORD to supervise one the biggest tenders of Vítkovice Power Engineering

TÜV NORD Czech supervises delivery of technologies for the construction of the Turkish lignite coal power plant Yunus Emre, with an output of 2x145MW, of a total value amounting to ca. 300m EUR. TNC provides the professional welding supervision and also consultancy, and support for the launch of the laboratory as well as associated upcoming training and examination of laboratory personnel.

The Yunus Emre power plant is a pioneering project in the area of energy resources development in Turkey in the period of entrance of private funds into the market. The construction should be completed in 2014/2015.

TÜV NORD Czech provides an independent supervision over the investor, inspections, assessment of the product/equipment compliance with relevant regulations to all investors and manufacturers when implementing investment units, especially in the area of heat production and distribution, petro chemistry, energetics and engineering. TÜV NORD Czech at the same time ensures the initial investment assessment (including the analysis of environmental and technical risks) and the inspection activities ordered by the insurance company in relation to the project financing. 

Please, address your inquiries to the Director of Project Management (for the Czech Republic and abroad) Ing. Zdeněk Blatný.

Another postponement in adoption of the Act on Cyber Security

A two-day conference on Cyber Security – Results and Challenges was organized on May 13, 2014 in Brno on the occasion of the opening of the National Cyber Security Centre (Národní centrum kybernetické bezpečnosti – NCKB). Among the main topics of the conference was also the information security as a part of key management processes, increase of corporate network attacks, leakage of personal data resulting in a formation of rival companies, potential cyber threats, the importance of creation of resistant networks and systems and large-scale data analyses. The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mr. Bohuslav Sobotka, the director of the National Security Authority Mr. Dušan Navrátil, a NATO Deputy Secretary-General for New Security Challenges Mr. Sorin Ducaru and the Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security Mr. Udo Helmbrecht were present at the opening ceremony of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCKB).
The enhancement of the safety security belongs to the priorities also in the Czech Republic, which is approved by the opening of the National Cyber Security Centre, which should strengthen the level of the cyber security in Europe. It also follows the path to adoption of the Act on Cyber Security and the implementation of the obligation to certify the information security system in accordance with ISO 27001 for selected companies and institutions. The act was proposed by the National Security Authority (NBÚ) of the Czech Republic (a guarantor of the cyber security in the Czech Republic). Once approved by the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the Act becomes effective as of January 1, 2015. 

We will keep you updated and informed about further particular steps regarding the adoption of the above-mentioned act in the next Newsletter issues. You can also address your inquiries to Mr. Jiří Purm.

TÜV NORD Czech launches a series of workshops on the ASME B&PV Code

The first session of a 5-workshop series on ASME: “The introduction into the ASME B&PV Code – A General Overview” was held on June 24 in Brno. All listed workshops include also practical training programs and are conducted by the authorized and qualified inspectors of TÜV NORD Czech with a long-term practice in the field of the implementation of the ASME B&PV Code. The main aim of these workshops is to provide a complex overview on the rules of export, application and the market placement of pressure equipment in accordance with the ASME B&PV Code. The workshops will present requirements on construction, production, testing and inspection of pressure equipment, especially pressure vessels, boilers, pipes and nuclear components. 

More detailed information on dates of upcoming workshops will provide Ing. Zbyňek Bucifal.

The information on the certification is available here.

We would also like to invite you to the International Engineering Fair (MSV) to the Congress Centre Brno, hall B, on October 2, 2014 to hear a lecture held by Ing. David Duba, the inspector of TÜV NORD Czech on “The introduction into the ASME B&PV Code – A General Overview”. Mr. Duba is also a head lecturer at above-mentioned workshops.

The Meeting with TÜV NORD Czech clients will take place on September 17 and 24, 2014

A regular, annual Meeting with clients will present an extended list of topics, including lectures on a system certification, inspections, a technical supervision, compliance assessments, laboratory services, etc. We strongly believe that cross-section topics which are currently being compiled will be interesting for all our clients.

We would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to this annual Meeting.

More detailed information on the venue and the program of the Meeting will be provided in personalised invitation.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Trainings scheduled for the third quarter

16.9.2014 - New and operated machinery, Hotel Maximus Resort, Brno
23. - 24.9.2014 - ASME Code Section VIII, Div. 1 – Pressure vessels, Hotel Alwyn Praha


For more information and an invitation to the above-mentioned workshops, please, contact: havrankova@tuev-nord.czTel. +420 495 822 390 or follow updates on our webpage, in a section “Press Releases”. 


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