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Use of Marks, Working and Registration Certificates

Certification is an invaluable marketing tool.  Certified organizations often want to display the fact that they are certified by using the HSB RS certificate and/or mark and the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol.  As a result, there are specific rules governing the use of each mark, certificate or symbol as set forth by the certification and accreditation bodies.

General Usage Requirements

  • The HSB RS Mark, Registration Certificate and the ANAB name and accreditation symbol are the sole property of HSB RS and ANAB.

  • Certified organizations may use the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol only in conjunction with the HSB RS certificate and/or mark on their website, stationery and literature, and in its advertising, subject to the conditions stated in this document.

  • The certified organization shall identify an individual who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the policies for application, reproduction, and display of the HSB RS certificate and/or mark, and the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol.  The certified organization shall maintain controlled instructions on the use of these items.

  • The certified organization:
  1. Shall not make or permit any misleading statement(s) regarding its certification.

  2. Shall not use or permit the use of a certification document(s) or any part thereof in any way that HSB RS or ANAB would consider inaccurate, misleading or unauthorized.

  3. Shall not allow reference to its certification to be used in such a way as to imply that HSB RS or ANAB certifies a product, process or service.

  4. Shall not imply that the certification applies to activities or sites that are outside the scope of certification.

  5. Shall not use its certification in such a manner that would bring HSB RS and/or ANAB into disrepute or lose public trust.

  6. Shall not use the HSB RS certificate and/or mark or the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol on reports and certificates from calibration and testing laboratories and inspection bodies, as such reports are deemed to be products in this context.

  7. Shall not use the HSB RS certificate and/or mark nor the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol on a product nor product packaging nor in any other way that may be interpreted as denoting product conformity.

    7.1 Product packaging is considered as that which can be removed without the product disintegrating or being damaged.  Accompanying information is considered as separately available or easily detachable.  Typed labels or identification plates are considered as part of the product.

    7.2 Any statement that is used on product packaging or in accompanying information must include reference to: a) identification (e.g. brand or name) of the certified organization b) the type of management system (e.g. quality, environmental) and the applicable standard c) the certification body issuing the certificate.

    7.3 If packaging, etc., used for transportation includes the HSB RS certificate and/or mark or the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol, a clear statement must be included to the effect that the product contained therein was manufactured in a facility with a (e.g quality) management system certified as being in conformity with (e.g. ISO 9001).

  8. Upon cancellation of certification the certified organization shall discontinue its use of all advertising matter that contains a reference to certification.

  9. Upon a reduction of scope, the certified organization shall amend all advertising matter.

  • There shall be no ambiguity, in the mark or any accompanying text, as to what has been certified and which certification body (HSB RS) has granted the certification.
  • When using the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol, it shall not be larger than the HSB RS certificate and/or mark nor shall it be displayed in isolation from the HSB RS certificate and/or mark.
  • The HSB RS certificate and/or mark may be used without the ANAB name and/or accreditation symbol, however, an example shall be reviewed and approved by HSB RS Technical Manager prior to display or use.

Accreditation Body Specific Requirements 

ANAB
The ANSI-ANAB mark shall be reproduced according to the following:

  • In black on a white or light-colored background or blue ink (PMS 286 or equivalent) and red (PMS 485 or equivalent).
  • In a size which makes all features of the mark clearly distinguishable
  • Without distortion of its dimensions

HSB RS
PMS 125 and Black

  • In a size which makes all features of the mark clearly distinguishable
  • Without distortion of its dimensions


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